“Whitening my teeth nearly killed me”

In one of last week’s national newspapers there was a large article describing the terrifying results of a DIY home teeth whitening treatment that left a 22-year old man in real danger of losing his life and with a gaping hole in his chin.

 

It is a horrific reminder of the risks of DIY teeth whitening that we at Carisbrook Dental, as one of the leading cosmetic dentists Manchester specialists, have been warning about for several years.

 

Looking to achieve a gleaming Hollywood smile, the man paid £65 to purchase the teeth whitening kit online, but two days after applying the bleach strips he was left in agony when a cyst developed under his tongue. When he could bear the pain no longer and went to hospital doctors told him that the cyst was filled with deadly hydrogen peroxide. Worse still, the sac was so delicate that at any moment it could have leaked the fluid down his throat leading to potentially deadly peroxide poisoning.

 

The man then underwent a three-hour emergency operation to drain the hydrogen peroxide via a tube that the doctors inserted through an incision made under his chin. A procedure that left a gaping hole.

 

As one of the leading teeth whitening Manchester cosmetic dentists we have warned time and again that only skilled and qualified dental professionals should be trusted to administer teeth whitening procedures. When provided by any other source, including beauty salons, it is illegal. Buying products online can be incredibly risky with many unlicensed and uncontrolled treatments shown to contain dangerously high levels of dubious whitening agents.

 

Take a look at our Teeth Whitening Manchester page on this website for lots of sound professional advice. At Carisbrook our dental team can expertly assess the reasons for tooth discolouration. Is it generic? Or is staining caused by lifestyle – including drinking coffee, tea, red wine or smoking?

 

Following our assessment we can then recommend the correct teeth whitening treatment to suit your personal situation and this could vary from prescribing a bespoke, professionally supervised home-treatment course, or alternatively we could recommend one of our in-clinic teeth whitening procedures using the latest and most advanced technology such as our Laser Whitening/Zoom machine to achieve exactly the level of whitening you are seeking. Alternatively we could suggest ‘Enlighten’ teeth whitening, which is acknowledged as the newest and most successful treatment there is.

 

Right now is a perfect opportunity to discuss teeth whitening with Carisbrook Dental, the cosmetic dentists Manchester specialists, because we are offering £150 OFF the cost of our Home Teeth Whitening Kits! This offer also includes a FREE ASSESSMENT.

 

To arrange an appointment to discuss the most appropriate teeth whitening treatment for you and to learn more about our SPECIAL SUMMER MONEY-SAVING OFFER, please call us on 0161 951 7295, or send us a message via our Contact page.