Britons warned about dangerous cosmetic dentistry abroad
British people should think twice before seeking cosmetic dentistry abroad, as they could risk having permanent damage done to their teeth.
Although many practitioners in foreign countries offer services such as teeth whitening, many may not perform the correct procedures to ensure patients’ safety.
Consequently, those who opt for such services may find they end up needing reconstructive dentistry when they get home.
David Ross from the Hospital Group said: “What many people don’t realise is that some countries do not follow the same safety guidelines and practices that the UK does.”
Although he advised checking the credentials of the dentist before travelling, it may be more beneficial to look closer to home and opt for cosmetic dentistry in London.
Last month, Mintel said that nearly a third of men are concerned about having yellow teeth, which could result in an increase in demand for teeth whitening services in the UK.