Teeth Whitening Hydrogen Peroxide

teeth bleaching with Hydrogen peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide is produced by the combination of oxygen and hydrogen, and has been routinely and safely used in the process of teeth bleaching for years. In typical hydrogen peroxide teeth bleaching solutions, you'll find a strength of 3% to 10% with varying degrees of effectiveness. One thing to consider is that you may experience sensitivity when using hydrogen peroxide to whiten your teeth, particularly in your gum area. However, the discomfort is usually minimal and can be equated to a burning sensation that typically does not last once the peroxide solution is removed or rinsed from the teeth.

Hydrogen peroxide is a weak acid with oxidizing properties which act like a bleaching agent when used in teeth whitening solutions. It's also often found in tooth pastes, disinfectants, and mouth washes. Hydrogen peroxide teeth bleaching can be completed in a number of different ways. There are many commercially available solutions on the market that offer hydrogen peroxide as a bleaching agent, and you can also easily create your own remedy using hydrogen peroxide for at home teeth whitening. This article will give you some tips and suggestions on the various methods you can use, and finding the best hydrogen peroxide teeth whitening method for you.

To create your own at home teeth whitening solution, a popular method is to combine baking soda (which you can find at any grocery store), with hydrogen peroxide to form a thick paste like consistency. You can also add some mint flavored toothpaste which will make the solution more pleasant to brush with, as well as a little table salt for extra exfoliation. It is very important that this mixture is not ingested, but should be used in place of regular toothpaste once or twice a week. For added whitening benefits, you can also rinse your mouth after brushing with a 3% hydrogen peroxide solution.

Another option is to choose an over the counter, home tooth whitening solution that uses carbamide peroxide and/or hydrogen peroxide in its formulation. These products (including teeth whitening trays, gels and strips) are generally more pleasant to use and may provide faster and longer lasting effects. Although whitening toothpastes do not have the strength or intensity of teeth bleaching products, these can be used in conjunction with other products enhance the effects of home tooth whitening in between treatments.

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