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UK dentists preferred mostly for teeth whitening

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A survey conducted in the U.K. on behalf of the British Dental Health Foundation found that 72% of those queried were mostly likely to go to the dentist to have their teeth whitened.

However, 28% said they would likely skip the dentist for their teeth-whitening treatment and purchase home kits on the Internet or visit beauticians and kiosks instead.

When asked who is qualified to carry out the treatment, 25% of people believe beauty kiosk staff and beauticians can do so, a move rendered illegal last year. Under the European Council directive, teeth-whitening products containing or releasing between 0.1% and 6% hydrogen peroxide can now only be sold to registered dental professionals offering the treatment in their practice.

The survey, conducted in February by Atomik Research, questioned more than 2,000 people.

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UK dentists preferred mostly for teeth whitening

 very edifying information shared by you it enhanced my knowledge thanks for sharing it 

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UK dentists preferred mostly for teeth whitening

New Zealand health officials have developed new restrictions on the sale of teeth whiteners that contain more than 7% hydrogen peroxide. The new rules take effect June 30.

Products with 7% to 12% hydrogen peroxide will only be available from a dentist, a registered oral health practitioner, or a nonregistered practitioner working under the supervision of a dentist, according to the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA).

Those with more than 12% hydrogen peroxide will only be available from a dentist or an oral health practitioner working under the supervision of a dentist. All teeth-whitening products with hydrogen peroxide in them will now have to carry a series of safety warnings, including a statement saying the product is not recommended for children younger than age 16.

There is also a requirement for other oral hygiene products that have hydrogen peroxide to carry a statement telling people to stop using them if they cause irritation.

The rules were created in response to concerns raised by the New Zealand Dental Council and the Ministry of Health, according to the EPA.

 

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