Sparkle Dental Care

Illegal Teeth Whitening Sold to Australians

August 29, 2018
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Posted By: Dr Kai Xu
Teeth Whitening | Dentist Bayside VIC

Teeth whitening may be the "trend" as there are now many products out on the market. It has been found that these products have been causing burns to the mouth and throat if swallowed, as well as having cancer causing chemicals. There has also been a concern that if there are undetected cavities which are being covered with bleaching products, that it may cause irreversible damage to the pulp tissue causing severe pain and potentially a tooth loss. Over the last few years, the ADA (Australian Dental Association) has been pushing for teeth bleaching to be regulated to be carried out by trained dental practitioner as there have been ongoing concerns regarding physical harm when used by untrained individual.

If you are interested in finding out more, there are some interesting links below with more information, and if you are interested in teeth whitening, feel free to give us a call on 9481 4392.

https://www.ada.org.au/Dental-Professionals/Policies/National-Oral-Health/2-2-8-Teeth-Whitening/ADAPolicies_2-2-8_TeethWhiteningByPersonsOtherThan.aspx

https://www.dentalboard.gov.au/codes-guidelines/faq/use-of-teeth-whitening-products.aspx

https://thenewdaily.com.au/life/wellbeing/2018/08/27/teeth-whitening-dangers/

 

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Dear Patients, 

The health and safety of our staff and patients is most important. We have therefore made the difficult decision to temporarily close both practices from Thursday 9th July until 27th September. We will re-open for routine dental treatment including regular dental maintenance under level 2 dental restriction from Monday, 28th September.

Meanwhile for any emergency cases, our front office and dentist will still be taking calls and providing you with the necessary support. 

Take care, stay healthy and safe. Thank you for your patience and we'll see you soon!

The Sparkle Dental Team