Take a glance at the General Dental Council website at any given moment and you will see a proliferation of reports detailing illegal teeth whitening and unregulated, at-home whitening kits being prosecuted against.

There are now so many unqualified and unregulated tooth whitening procedures available on the market that it’s becoming increasingly difficult to keep track of them. So we’ve put together a handy guide to help you figure out what’s safe and what’s not when it comes to whitening your teeth.

Know your numbers

EU regulations changed a few years ago to reduce the maximum amount of concentrated hydrogen peroxide in whitening gel. The legal figure now stands at 6%, but used to be as high as 35%! It’s important to know that if you purchase a product with a concentration above 6% then this is above the legal limit and against the law. Some illegal kits are akin to brushing your teeth with bleach – nasty stuff!

Know what to expect

You might be tempted to try buying a supermarket whitening kit. While these are much, much safer than the unregulated whitening kits you can purchase on the internet they are also less effective. So don’t expect sparkling pearly whites after a few goes, and definitely don’t expect the same results as a professional, regulated tooth whitening service.

Stick with the professionals

Really, when it comes to safe and successful teeth whitening that really makes your teeth sparkle, visiting a trusted, qualified and registered professional is the only way to go. Here at Ollie & Darsh we offer a range of safe and effective whitening treatments. You can opt for an in-chair treatment at out Liverpool city centre clinic, or we provide an at-home treatment that is fully supervised by our team at Ollie & Darsh HQ.

To discover best whitening treatment for your requirements make sure you book a free consultation with our team. We can then discuss your personal requirements and advise on which treatment best suits your needs.

These treatments can be booked for any day of the week. However, we offer half price whitening treatments every week on Whitening Wednesdays.