The Dangers of Illegal Teeth Whitening

We have all heard of “botch” dentistry and poor dental experiences from patients who have suffered at the hands of careless, unqualified dentists, whether it be pulled-teeth or incorrect fillings but it seems that illegal treatments are still a problem in the UK and there’s one treatment in particular that people are happy to get, despite warnings that there are illegal services being run right now, posing as legitimate ones.   Illegal Teeth Whitening There has been a rise in the number of people caught performing or offering teeth whitening services locally and this is a big problem, not only for the patient but also for dentistry in general. The…

Charcoal Toothpaste – Fad or Fact?

It’s popular, it’s fashionable and it’s reported as a fantastic way to whiten teeth and regularly keep your teeth looking clean. It’s also promoted as organic and a preventative measure against cavities. Charcoal toothpaste and activated charcoal ingredients are used across the beauty sector in face scrubs, lip balms and face masks. But is charcoal toothpaste really as clever as it is made out to be, and more importantly are we being misled about the benefits?   Activated Charcoal Activated charcoal is a detoxifying agent which has been used historically for preventing harmful substances being absorbed by the stomach, as well as even now being used for relieving poisoned patients…