Do you know Hydrogen Peroxide can do wonders in your teeth whitening procedure?
Hydrogen peroxide is a common and effective ingredient in teeth whitening solutions.
Products containing peroxides, such as hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide, act as bleaching agents to change the color of the teeth.
These peroxides can partially penetrate the layers of the teeth, removing compounds that cause discoloration.
While this ingredient may help whiten the teeth in certain situations, there are some important safety issues to consider.
Hydrogen peroxide can cause damage to the enamel of the teeth if a person uses the solution incorrectly.
People who have sensitive teeth should consult our dentist before using hydrogen peroxide as a teeth whitening agent.
How to use Hydrogen Peroxide
A homemade hydrogen peroxide paste may help some people remove minor stains.
To create this paste, add a teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide to enough baking soda to create a smooth, thick paste.
Apply this paste directly to your teeth using a toothbrush. Allow the paste to sit on the teeth for a few minutes and then rinse it away with water.
Make sure you don’t swallow the paste. In cases of minor tooth discoloration, a simple mouthwash containing hydrogen peroxide may be sufficient.
Side Effects of Hydrogen Peroxide
Common side effects of these teeth whitening methods include tooth and gum sensitivity, as well as irritated or inflamed gums. These side effects often subside with time. If you still experience any discomfort or tenderness over time while using hydrogen peroxide products, stop using them, and contact us.