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can hydrogen peroxide work for teeth whitening?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Whitening products: Whitening products specifically formulated to whiten teeth that contain peroxide will work. If you are asking about the peroxide you can buy in the brown bottle at your pharmacy, the answer is no. It may take care of some superficial stains but will not change the color of your teeth.
Answered on May 6, 2014
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Yes, but....: The 3% hydrogen peroxide that you can buy in stores will have no effect on whitening teeth. First the concentration is too low &secondly it cannot be in contact with the teeth long enough to be effective. Hydrogen peroxide in one form or another in higher concentrations in professionally fabricated delivery systems do work. Speak to your own dentist about your options that are both safe\effective.
Answered on May 6, 2014

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Yes ?: Please consult with your dentist, and have them give you instruction as far as treatment.
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Effective: All bleaching for teeth contain some form of hydrogen peroxide.
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Dr. Thomas Stelmach
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Drug store: You will be better off using a higher concentration product that is in a gel form. You can get that from your dentist.

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