It has been found that a number of beauticians in the UK are illegally providing a tooth whitening service to their clients.Illegal Teeth Whitening Is On The Rise – It must stop!

One place was secretly filmed by BBC London using illegal levels of the hydrogen peroxide at a strength of 25%.

The maximum legal strength used by a registered dentist in the UK is 6%.

If used incorrectly it can cause tooth loss, burns and blisters and excruciating pain.

Only dentists and registered professionals can carry out this treatment on patients with dentist prescriptions.

If you are considering tooth whitening or any other dental treatment that is not being provided within a dental surgery, please make sure you check whether the practitioner is GDC registered.