Bella Battle reporeds in The Sun about a woman who lost teeth as a result of whitening treatment from a beautician.
The woman paid for a course of teeth whitening treatment, with no idea that it was illegal or that the beautician didn’t know what she was doing.
The peroxide the beautician used caused weakness to the gums, so much so that the woman she treated had to have her damaged teeth extracted by her dentist. Whilst only two of her front teeth were damaged beyond help, the two adjacent teeth had to be removed to make room for the false teeth she had to have.
The beautician was prosecuted and had to pay compensation. SHe admitted she had been practising against the law, which states that only registered dental professionals can provide whitening treatments.
Sadly, the victim in this case has been robbed of her confidence as well as having had to undergo expensive treatments to restore her appearance.
She told Bella that whilst she had initially sought teeth whitening for cosmetic purposes, she ended up not being able to leave her home because of how she looked afterwards. She admitted she didn’t think about what could go wrong, but that during the process, she started to feel sensitivity and soreness. After two weeks on painkillers, she went to her dentist, who could do nothing to save her natural teeth.
No apology has been received from the beautician or any indication that she believes she’s done anything wrong, despite having been given a 12 month conditional discharge and made to pay compensation.
By law, tooth whitening must only be carried out by registered dentists,
dental hygienists, dental therapists and clinical dental technicians working
to the prescription of a dentist.
Avoid the suffering caused by unqualified, unlicensed and unregistered people and ask your dentist about Boutique Whitening.