New law in UK means only dentists can do teeth whitening

Nov. 7, 2012
Change welcomed by BDHF

The British Dental Health Foundation has welcomed a change in tooth whitening law that should put an end to illegal tooth whitening treatments.

The announcement comes as a result of the European Council’s directive that tooth whitening products containing or releasing between 0.1 and 6% hydrogen peroxide can now only be sold to a registered dental professional offering the treatment in his or her practice. Under the European Council’s new directive, safety levels around tooth whitening will substantially improve.

Dental bodies agree that tooth whitening is a dental procedure and should only be offered by qualified dental professionals.

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