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to think that this wasn't professional?

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Ibelieveyoubutmytommygundont Sat 20-Apr-13 19:10:41

This week I had my teeth whitened (groupon ). It was a laser one and it was 3 sets of treatments in a row - all 20 minutes each. So quite long and boring just laying there on the chair for about an hour altogether.

The woman that was doing the whitening said I'll put some music on for you. She started singing along really loudly to the music and then started making phone calls asking about a recent job interview she'd gone for.

Aibu to think this wasn't very professional? (Or am I just pissed off because the treatment was just shit and didn't work? grin)

AgentZigzag Sat 20-Apr-13 19:14:07

She sounds quite entertaining if the alternative is to just sit and do FA.

What was she singing along to though?

If it was country and western YANBU grin

FortyFacedFuckers Sat 20-Apr-13 19:29:22

It might be the place I went to she turned up 20 minutes late, sat and munched numerous packets of crisps and chocolate bars and chatted on the phone about having a hangover and the night out they had been on the night before shock

SingSongMummy Sat 20-Apr-13 19:38:18

I just had one of these done and didn't think it did very much eithersad

HorryIsUpduffed Sat 20-Apr-13 19:43:49


Groupon is at least 75% rip-offs.

WMittens Sat 20-Apr-13 19:43:59

There's a reason companies use Groupon to try and introduce business. You get what you pay for.

Tryharder Sat 20-Apr-13 20:08:03

I don't think businesses hold their Groupon customers in high esteem. I have had shocking service when I have been to restaurants etc with a voucher.

AKissIsNotAContract Sat 20-Apr-13 20:09:39

Unless she was a dentist or a hygienist acting on the instruction of a dentist she was also breaking the law.

AKissIsNotAContract Sat 20-Apr-13 20:13:16

There is info here on reporting illegal tooth whitening:

babybarrister Sat 20-Apr-13 22:27:07

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Willdoitinaminute Sat 20-Apr-13 22:38:58

New legislation makes it illegal for anyone other than a dentist to carry out bleaching using hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. The concentration of the hydrogen peroxide has also been restricted. You may find bleaching elsewhere but since they are no longer using peroxide the product is either ineffective or potentially damaging to teeth.

Pop up bleaching salons rely on the dehydrating effect on the tooth surface initially giving a very white colour. The teeth soon rehydrate by which time the salon has moved on.

I watched the bleaching done on the Gypsy programme the other night and was horrified by the lack of infection control. Anything used in the mouth has to be disposable or to be sterilised in an autoclave between uses including cheek retractors. I doubt that salons invest in £3000+ autoclave s just for sterilising the small number of reused instruments. Wiping with a tissue is unlikely to remove any pathogens. Would you be happy being the next customer. All sorts of unpleasant diseases are passed on orally.

Willdoitinaminute Sat 20-Apr-13 22:43:00

Also they don't use a real laser. It's just a very bright light and doesn't do very much. It's all a bit smoke and mirrors.

Fleecyslippers Sat 20-Apr-13 22:59:32

Real teeth whitening HURTS. Like REALLY HURTS. Never, ever again. This sounds like a complete rip off.

AKissIsNotAContract Sun 21-Apr-13 07:31:59

Fleecy: it shouldn't. I'm a dentist, I whiten my teeth regularly and it doesn't hurt. If you want to have your teeth whitened you must see a dentist and get it done safely and legally.

Willdoit: I was cringing watching that too.

kelly14 Sun 21-Apr-13 08:04:59

my teeth came out sparkling white, such a difference!, but i am with fleecy in that it hurt like hell!
didnt hurt during but after i couldnt even have a drink they was that sensitive, i ended up howling in pain all night long it was that bad.

I had this done years ago in Dubai by a very reputable dentists their and cost about 600 quid at the time!! so expensive but Was worth it for the outcome but after that experience i would never have it done again due to the pain.

ipswitch Sun 21-Apr-13 08:35:04

I think YABU in suggesting that the woman doing this cosmetic treatment for you had any affiliation to any professional body, and therefore she cannot be considered a professional and should not be judged on her standards like a professional would be.

Sorry to be harsh ( and that the treatment did not work) but I hate the overuse of the term professional in this sort of context.

In life you generally get what you pay for.

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