Concerns over unqualified teeth-whitening
The General Dental Council (GDC) is calling for tougher controls on who is allowed to carry out teeth-whitening in the UK.
Evlynne Gilvarry, from the GDC, says they are receiving complaints from people suffering from burning gums, sensitivity and damaged enamel after using some services in High Streets and shopping centres.
The council says teeth-whitening is a dental procedure so only dental professionals should administer it.
However, teeth-whitening companies say it is a cosmetic not dental process.
05 May 2011