Everyone these days seems to want a gleaming set pearly white teeth. Having the perfect Hollywood smile has created the multi-billion-dollar global teeth-whitening industry. However, not all is shiny and bright this business. A new report the BBC states that illegal teeth-whitening beauticians are putting their customers risk serious health problems. These include burnt gums and lips, blisters and lost teeth. The BBC reports that the General Dental Council the UK reported a 26 per cent increase complaints last year people who had suffered problems teeth-whitening procedures. many cases, the people performing the teeth whitening were untrained and unqualified.
The teeth-whitening industry the UK is regulated and the practice can only be performed professionals who have registered the General Dental Council. The BBC carried an undercover investigation, which unearthed "thousands" ill-qualified teeth-whitening practitioners. Two BBC researchers went undercover and paid nearly $400 each to attend a teeth-whitening course a London beauty college. The course lasted just five hours. The researchers received a certificate of attendance and were told they could earn $100 an hour to treat customers. Anyone attending these courses and setting their own businesses would be doing so illegally and they could end with a criminal record.