Tooth Whitening Treatment

By: Charles

Carbon amide peroxide is the major chemical agent used during tooth whitening treatments. Hydrogen peroxide can also be used directly. However, when carbon amide peroxide is used it breaks down into hydrogen peroxide and urea, with hydrogen peroxide being the active whitening ingredient if used in the mouth.

During dental tooth whitening treatment, first and foremost, most dentists clean the teeth, fill any cavities, and make sure the patient's gums are healthy before the tooth whitening treatment. When dentist supervised tooth whitening treatment, adequate use of carbon amide or hydrogen peroxide, tailored to a particular patient is applied which could be administer in-office treatments or at-home treatments.

During in-office procedure, in tooth whitening treatment, the dentists gently clean your teeth using pumice and then put a protective barrier on the gums. The dentist then places hydrogen peroxide paste on the teeth for several minutes, rinses it off, and usually reapplies it several times. The procedure can achieve about four to six shades of whitening after only one 40-minute tooth whitening treatment. In most in-office systems, 15 to 35 percent hydrogen peroxide gels is used and high intensity light to expedite the bleaching chemical reaction can be used in some cases. Some recent research has questioned the importance of the light source used during in-office tooth whitening in some tooth whitening systems.

During over-the-counter tooth whitening treatment carbon amide or hydrogen peroxide can also been used. It might not be mentioned in the product instructions, but it's good cleaning your teeth professionally, filling all your cavities, and ensures that your gums are healthy before using these products.

Popular products use either carbon amide or hydrogen peroxide gels or hydrogen peroxide containing polyethylene strips. Comparatively, most of these products are easy to use, and independent research has shown that they actually are effective.

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