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Dentists Warn of ‘Dental Hygiene Kits’ Sold Through Groupon


January 30, 2018
by Global News, Canada

Groupon has come under fire for selling so-called dental hygiene kits for people to use at home. As Global’s Phil Carpenter reports, dental workers in Montreal say using the instruments incorrectly can be a safety hazard.

Cleaning your teeth isn’t complicated for most people but it can become pretty serious if you’re not careful. So Jennifer Stainforth was stunned by what she found online.

“I found a dental examination kit that was being called a ‘dental hygiene kit,’” she says.

The kit was being sold on the e-commerce site groupon.ca, and the promotional material says it includes a mirror, a pick and tweezers.

“Tweezers are for removing hair from your eyebrows,” Stainforth laughs.