Published on

crest-teeth-whitening-strips

There are strict rules about teeth whitening in the UK and teeth whitening products need to comply with Cosmetic Product Regulations. The EU Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 on cosmetic products makes it an offence to supply a cosmetic product that may cause damage to human health or that contains specific restricted or prohibited substances.

Earlier this year we warned people ‘Beware of Illegal Tooth Whitening‘ and why it is important to ensure that if you want safe and high quality teeth whitening, that you only get it from a registered GDC professional i.e. a dentist, dental therapist or dental hygienist.

Now one of the biggest manufacturing business in the world, P&G, has been caught out for selling illegal teeth whitening strips. P&G whose dental brands include Oral B, Fixadent and Crest are suffering a humiliating product recall from major supermarkets including Tesco and Sainsburys and online retailers such as Amazon.

According to The Sun newspaper 6 types of teeth whitening strips are being urgently recalled, including 1 Hour Express, Classic Vivid, Gentle Routine, Glamorous White, Professional Effects, Supreme Flexfit and Supreme Professional. They’re believed to be a “serious risk” and don’t comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

If you are considering teeth whitening, please read our Free Teeth Whitening Guide to be sure that you make an informed decision about your cosmetic dentistry.

At FHDC we offer Boutique Home Whitening and Enlighten Combination (in-surgey and at home) teeth whitening. Bothe services are available with our dentists or our dental hygienist who are registered with the General dental Council.

Tags:

Recent news articles

cosmetic-bonding-and-Invisalign-teeth-straightening
A recent Invisalign and Composite Bonding case from Dr Chris Beech

Published on 6th April 2021

“This lady attended a new patient examination worried about the appearance of her teeth, but wasn’t sure how to achieve the result she desired. She…

invisalign-fully-booked
FHDC Invisalign Day

Published on 4th March 2021

We are delighted to announce that we will be hosting our first ‘Invisalign Day’ at Far Headingley Dental Care on Friday 5 March 2021 with…

virtual-dental-consultation
Virtual Dental Consultation

Published on 29th January 2021

One ‘silver lining’ in the cloud that is Covid-19 and the restrictions that it has placed on our every day life, is that FHDC has…

-pfizer-vaccine-dentist
Covid 19 Vaccinations at FHDC

Published on 18th January 2021

We are delighted that the roll out of the Pfizer BioNTech Covid 19 vaccine has now included frontline healthcare workers including dental teams and this…

not-just-teeth-whitening
Not just the teeth that are white at FHDC!

Published on 14th January 2021

FHDC is currently open and working today to sort out toothaches and broken teeth and enjoying the snowy surgery views. Please be careful if travelling…

dentist-leeds-chris-beech
A recent teeth whitening and composite bonding case from Dr Chris Beech

Published on 12th January 2021

“At Far Headingley Dental Care we believe in a minimally invasive approach to cosmetic dentistry.  This means that improvements to your smile are delivered in…

Subscribe for news and offers...