3. Having your teeth whitened at a salon
Your favorite salon might be the hot spot for a manicure or facial, but it’s not the best place for teeth whitening. “I see a lot of whitening products distributed through beauticians and salons,” says Albert. “A big worry is the disinfection of the equipment that’s being used to whiten teeth in these places.” Salons don’t typically own the proper tools to fully disinfect or sterilize teeth bleaching equipment, and aestheticians don’t have the training required to ensure that whitening is done safely. Best to reserve salons for nails, facials and waxing only!