The bright side of Brexit

To The Times

A visibly noticeable benefit of Brexit is that we will be able to have whiter teeth. The problem lies with EU bureaucracy. The EU allows less than 0.1% of hydrogen peroxide in over-the-counter products, which means that their effectiveness is low. In America, up to 10% is considered safe, and Americans have whiter teeth. A further benefit of a post-Brexit move to allow effective home whitening kits would be to reduce the high income inequality caused by dentists charging high fees for whitening while lobbying Brussels to maintain the low concentration limit for home products.

John O’Keeffe, London. (The Week. 2 Mar 2019)

I don’t think he is joking, but in any case he has hit upon about the only good thing about Brexit.  Thank you, Mr. O’Keefe!

I can’t wait to be able to whiten the teeth that, over the decades have been wrecked by incompetent  British dentists and replaced by crowns!  (note to readers: British doctors are generally excellent; dentists are not held in such high regard, anyway, not by me.

One Comment

  1. I’ve never understood the American love of ultra-white teeth. If they are too white, teeth just look fake and cheesy. Maybe this is because I’m British, but I have no interest in looking like a door-to-door salesman or Jehovah’s witness.

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