Consult Doctors Before Whitening Teeth

by Srilakshmi on  February 5, 2007 at 7:57 PM Dental News   - G J E 4
Consult Doctors Before Whitening Teeth
If you are planning to whiten your teeth by bleaching them, consult the right technicians because getting it done by unqualified people could cause considerable harm, warn British doctors.

"Some beauty salons are offering teeth whitening by unqualified technicians, some of whom even use industrial bleach," said Christopher Orr, president of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

"Not only are the treatments performed by non-dentists, but some of these chemicals aren't accepted material for this cosmetic use and could cause considerable harm," the doctor added.

A salon in Britain treated 23-year-old Stephanie Ramezan with chlorine dioxide, a powerful acidic disinfectant used to clean up toxins that cause infections like pneumonia and to purify water, reported UPI news wire.

The acidic disinfectant actually turned her teeth browner. Ramezan's dentist said the unconventional cleaning solvent had damaged the surface of her teeth.

Source: IANS

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