We all want to have teeth white enough to show off proudly but recent research has shone a light on the lengths some people will go to achieve a bright shine.
Bristol cosmetic dentists attend dental school for years, studying to perfect their area of expertise before gaining a full dental licence. However, it is now possible for hairdressers and beauty consultants to attend a one day course to gain a licence qualifying them to legally whiten teeth.
Cases of botched teeth whitening procedures are on the rise and dentists and doctors both agree that it can be linked to this unsafe qualification.
Dentists are now urging patients to avoid going to beauty salons and clinics to receive this popular but potentially dangerous procedure and to only use fully qualified professionals.
When done correctly, teeth whitening is perfectly safe and dentists train for years to gain ability, confidence and experience before performing the treatment. Burns to gums and other oral tissue can be severe if whitening is not carried out correctly and it is often the same dentists who are warning against the use of beauty clinics that have to examine and treat these burns.
While doctors and dentists are calling for a ban on day long courses that can give beauty therapists and others the legal ability to whiten teeth, Clifton Dental Studio would like to ensure patients that staff at our prestigious dental studio are fully trained in this area of expertise and are chosen for their remarkable skills and abilities, both at their specific job and when it comes to interacting with patients, treating patients to the level of kindness and professional demeanour that you deserve.