Teeth Whitening Liverpool17th March 2010
Teeth whitening Liverpool
The British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (BACD) has warned that Home whitening kits containing dangerous levels of toxic hydrogen peroxide are widely available on the internet,
Any dental products containing high levels of this bleaching substance will cause damage and burns to teeth and gums proving dangerous to consumers' health.
The latest recommendations state that the chemicals used to whiten teeth should not exceed 6% hydrogen peroxide if used at home.
But the BACD warns that many online companies are selling teeth-whitening kits that contain chemical levels that greatly exceed this. The EU has also recommended that, for the safety of the patient, a consultation with a qualified dentist should take place to ensure the suitability of the procedure.
They are sold as 'safe' but can easily harm someone, especially if a dentist has not advised the patient on whether their teeth are even suitable for whitening.
These websites that sell 'professional' whitening kits with more than 6% hydrogen peroxide are unsafe and if the government follows the EU guidance, it will soon be completely illegal states the BACD.
'The public must understand that these gels, with such a high amount of chemicals, could burn people's gums or damage teeth permanently. The solution of course is to book in with a Cosmetic Dentistry Clinic. At Khan Dental Clinic our Liverpool Cosmetic Dentist is on hand to offer advice. Ask about our Teeth Whitening Liverpool clinic.