A recent survey suggested that nearly 30% of folks would not go to the dentist for tooth whitening treatment, and would prefer to purchase home whitening kits over the internet, or visit a beautician or kiosk instead.
The only people in the UK who can legally provide whitening treatments are dentists and suitably trained dental hygienists, as they are the only people with the correct training qualifications and expertise - certainly not beauticians.
Permanent damage can and has been done to teeth by using inappropriate materials and treatments. A Fake Britain program was screened by the BBC 3rd May to highlight the dangers. People are now being prosecuted for what is seen as the illegal practice of dentistry.
The only safe place to have your teeth whitened is at the dentist.