Here at Crown House Dental we often get asked what the difference is between professional teeth whitening at the dentist, and whitening at a beauty salon.
It is important to answer this question because having teeth whitening at a beauty salon is likely not only unsafe, but almost certainly illegal.
The Tooth Whitening Revolution
Over the last decade, dentists have gone from providing restorative and general dentistry treatments, to offering cosmetic dentistry too. This happened because celebrities began openly talking about the treatments they had done to enhance their smile, and so, public demand prompted general dental practices to look to provide cosmetic dentistry at an affordable price. Now, most dental surgeries offer some types of cosmetic dentistry, with teeth whitening being one of the most popular treatments offered. TOWIE (The Only Way Is Essex) played a big part in the surge in modern culture obsession with extremely white teeth!
Beauty Salons Want A Piece Of The Pie
When teeth whitening began appearing as a treatment in dental clinics, it also began appearing in lots of other places. Beauty salons, spas and other places now offer teeth whitening, usually at a cut price. Sounds great right? It does sound great but unfortunately it is a really bad idea to have your teeth whitened anywhere but at your Egham dentists or other suitably trained dentist.
There are a few reasons for this....