(Article attributed to the BDC)
Full article can be seen https://www.gdc-uk.org/patients/illegal-practice/tooth-whitening
If you’re thinking about having your teeth whitened, please read our tooth whitening leaflet and speak to your dentist. A dentist will be able to advise you whether or not you are suitable for tooth whitening treatment. Dentists, dental hygienists, dental therapists and clinical dental technicians will be able to discuss the options available, and provide a written estimation of treatment costs.
What types of tooth whitening are available and what are the differences between them?
What results can I expect?
What can you do about stained veneers, crowns or dentures to make sure they match my natural teeth?
What are the risks?
Will it hurt?
Who will be carrying out the procedure?
What training and experience do they have?
Is the work guaranteed for a certain length of time?
What aftercare do you provide and who can I contact for advice after treatment?
What happens if I am unhappy with the results?
Who will pay for any work that is done to correct any problems?
What kind of insurance do you have?