So, you’ve noticed that your teeth are a little not so white, eh? Well, a good solution to that problem is teeth whitening, which comes in various different forms. But whoa there, you shouldn’t just go jumping into any teeth whitening treatment without understanding teeth whitening a bit better. So, let’s get to understanding!
As always, safety first. The use of safe bleaching ingredients like carbamide peroxide promotes the safety of teeth whitening products. The American Dental Association (ADA) has staked a position on the safety of teeth whitening by saying that 10 percent of whitening products containing carbamide peroxide have demonstrated safely and efficiency when used as instructed.
“Used as instructed…” That’s key in the safety of teeth whitening, as well as understanding teeth whitening. Many teeth whitening products contain bleach, which is used to remove extrinsic and intrinsic stains in a safely and orderly manner. Extrinsic stains are those caused by things such as food, drink, or tobacco. Intrinsic stains are those caused by damage to the teeth by aging, overuse of fluoride or some medications.
A Canadian study published in the Journal of the Canadian Dental Association advised that the pH level of the teeth whitening products may affect the safety of them. That same study found that low pH was typically the result of a high concentration of bleach, which isn’t normal in products you’d find “over-the-counter.”
In any case, if you’re unsure, make sure to make a visit to your dentist to get their expert opinion on the best options for you and your teeth whitening needs!
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