People who want a teeth whitening procedure in London may well be reminded of the importance of finding a qualified cosmetic dentist after hearing the following news.
A beauty therapist, who was not registered as an oral healthcare provider, in Melbourne has been fined $2,000 (£1,098) for carrying out teeth whitening treatments, reported news.com.au.
The case was brought to court after a customer suffered from gum ulcerations, chemical burns and marbled enamel as a result of the procedure in the summer of 2007, the website added.
According to the news provider, it was judged that "teeth whitening was an invasive and irreversible procedure and should only be performed by [a] registered dental care provider".
People living in the capital who find a reputable oral health professional to carry out the treatment might be pleased to hear of the benefits it can bring.
In an article for Health Key, Andrea Markowitz said teeth whitening can make a person look younger.