Australia Bans 9 Unsafe Teeth Whitening Kits
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) have withdrawn 9 home teeth whitening kits from sale,
Following reports of unacceptable side effects that included headaches, burns and blisters to the mouth, ulcers, extreme teeth sensitivity and discoloured teeth,
The kits withdrawn were:
- White My Bite – Sensitive
- White My Bite – Professional
- White My Bites – Advanced
- Sunshine Health
- White Smile
- DaVinci Elite – Pen and Whitening Kit
- Crest Whitening Strips
Some of these kits were using highly over strength gels – some over 30% concentration.
The ACCC have issued guidelines to those looking to whiten their teeth at home.
Although These guidelines actually apply to Australia, They are good to use anywhere in the world.
The ACCC recommend that those looking to buy home teeth whitening kits can do so quite safely if they check for and look out for the following:
- Avoid any kit’s that fail to advertise the strength of their whitening gel
- Do not use any kit that advertises uses gel strength of more than 18% Carbamide peroxide (6% hydrogen peroxide).
The Safe Strength
Kits that use gels up to and 18% are generally considered safe to use and shouldn’t cause to much (if any) in the way of sensitivity or other problems.
The FDA in America have gone one step further and have recommended that 16% concentration be the maximum gel strength in home kits.
What Do You Recommend
Have a look at the kit supplied by Smile4you, developed over 15 years ago in the USA, and now one of the best selling kits across the world; it uses an FDA approved strength of 16% and is proven to safely and quickly whiten users teeth by up to 11 shades of white in just 14 days, without any adverse reactions.
With thousands of kits sold worldwide, and hundreds of professional dentists, using the kit in their surgeries, Smile4you is certainly one to check out.
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