In the wrong hands, undergoing a relatively simple and safe tooth whitening treatment can turn into a terrifying ordeal.
We have seen first-hand the damage caused by unqualified persons carrying out tooth whitening illegally and by products which are highly toxic. As a result, the Oral Health Foundation continues to lead and co-ordinate the Tooth Whitening Information Group. This is an alliance of professional bodies and manufacturers set up to tackle the key issues around safe tooth whitening.
We work with the beauty industry to communicate the illegalities of tooth whitening – which should only be carried out by a dental professional, dentist or dental hygienist operating under the direct supervision of a dentist. We also provide much needed clarity to the public about where we should be getting our teeth whitened.
The Tooth Whitening Information Group is an alliance of dental professional bodies and manufacturers set up to tackle the key issues and problems regarding tooth whitening.Read more
Tooth whitening can be a very effective way of lightening the natural colour of your teeth without removing any of the tooth surface. Learn all about what tooth whitening involves and how to do it safely.Read more
An EU Council Directive states that tooth whitening is an 'act of dentistry' and can only be carried out by a dental professionals. It also made rulings on the strength of whitening products.Read more
Make a complaint if you have found an illegal tooth whitening product or have had treatment by somebody who is not lawfully qualified. You can also report companies that claim to train whitening technicians.Read more
We have put together a series of answers from the most common questions that dental professionals frequently ask us about tooth whitening.Read more
There remains a considerable amount of confusion over what constitutes safe and legal tooth whitening. Here are some of the most common questions we get from beauticians about tooth whitening.Read more
The latest news and updates on tooth whitening. All the top stories, articles and advice, including the most recent court cases featuring illegal tooth whitening activity.Read more
The Tooth Whitening Information Group is supported by a number of expert organisations that are passionate about communicating the benefits of safe tooth whitening.Read more