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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Carbamide Peroxide (Overview)

Carbamide peroxide is a seizure agent which is a kind of brain and nerve drug.


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What is carbamide peroxide used for?

What is carbamide peroxide used for?

Whitening: Carbamide peroxide is one of the more commonly used material for tooth whitening. It may also be found in some over the counter products for canker sores and gum irritation. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi
108 Doctors shared insights

Carbamide Peroxide (Overview)

Carbamide peroxide is a seizure agent which is a kind of brain and nerve drug.


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Can you use carbamide peroxide on cuts/burns?

Can you use carbamide peroxide on cuts/burns?

Basics of Wound Care: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation (red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more

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Treating Swimmer's Ear (Checklist)

Keep water out of ears (use earplugs or a shower cap when showering)
Daily
Use eardrops as directed
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Use acetaminophen or warm compresses to minimize pain
3x day
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How effective is 35 percent carbamide peroxide when used only for 40 minutes (2x20) in two consecutive visits to the dentist? I don't see much effect.

How effective is 35 percent carbamide peroxide when used only for 40 minutes (2x20) in two consecutive visits to the dentist? I don't see much effect.

Teeth whitening: Every individual's teeth whiten differently. You cannot predict the efficacy of whitening products (35% carbamide peroxide in your case) as they have different effect on different teeth. If you didn't see much difference in two sessions, you probably need to do more to get better results. Discuss with your dentist for options. ...Read more

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Treating an Ear Infection (Checklist)

Look for other sources of ear pain besides infection
Once
Ask your doctor about TMJ (spasm of muscles to jaw joint), as it could cause ear pain
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Look for ear pain or ear drainage, as they are both signs of infection
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See a doctor if you think you have an ear infection
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Is ti safe to put carbamide peroxide gel in my invisalign tray?

Is ti safe to put carbamide peroxide gel in my invisalign tray?

Won't work as well: Whitening trays are normally custom made by your dentist with a small reservoir area on the front side of the tooth that holds the gel...The invisalign trays do not have that so they will not work as well. ...Read more

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Using carbamide peroxide for several weeks each day any side effects?

Look at the package: If you follow the manufacturers recommendations, you might have some sensitivity, but that should go away. I'm not aware of any long term side effects if you follow the manufacturers recommendations. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects from 35% carbamide peroxide to whiten your teeth?

Are there any side effects from 35% carbamide peroxide to whiten your teeth?

Bleaching teeth: There are always side effects to anything not naturally produced by our bodies. The most common side effect is teeth sensitivity and sloughing of the gums. Both usually a result of over bleaching. ...Read more

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How long should I wait before use 35% carbamide peroxide again?

How long should I wait before use 35% carbamide peroxide again?

6month-1yr: Whitening really only needs to be done 1-2 times a year. You will not likley get much more benefit than that. ...Read more

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What is carbamide peroxide?

What is carbamide peroxide?

Whitening agent: Carbamide peroxide is mainly used as a disinfecting and bleaching agent in cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. As a drug, this compound is used in some preparations for the whitening of teeth. ...Read more

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Is 22 % carbamide peroxide safe?

Is 22 % carbamide peroxide safe?

Yes: That would be abou the same as 7% hydrodgen peroxide which is a normal whitening concentration. There are higher concentrations than that which are used all the time. ...Read more

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What is carbamide peroxide used for?

Whitening: Carbamide peroxide is one of the more commonly used material for tooth whitening. It may also be found in some over the counter products for canker sores and gum irritation. ...Read more

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How long should I wait before use 35% carbamide peroxide again?

6month-1yr: Whitening really only needs to be done 1-2 times a year. You will not likley get much more benefit than that. ...Read more

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Can you use carbamide peroxide on cuts/burns?

Basics of Wound Care: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation (red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use 22 or 35% carbamide peroxide?

Is it safe to use 22 or 35% carbamide peroxide?

Yes: It is the same as hydrodgen peroxide which is a normal whitening chemical but it is about 1/3 the concentration. So you are talking about 7% and about 12%. ...Read more

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Using carbamide peroxide for several weeks each day any side effects?

Look at the package: If you follow the manufacturers recommendations, you might have some sensitivity, but that should go away. I'm not aware of any long term side effects if you follow the manufacturers recommendations. ...Read more

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What is the % of carbamide peroxide in teeth whitener?

Varies: Every formulation of whitening get has different ingredients. Most common for carbamide peroxide is between 15 and 30%. ...Read more

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% carbamide peroxide & remineralization gel?

% carbamide peroxide & remineralization gel?

Bleach & desensitize: Carbamide peroxide (5% to 35%) breaks down to hydrogen peroxide and urea and it is the hp that bleaches, whitens and deco lorises the tooth when it breaks down to water and oxygen. This can leave teeth sensitive to hot and cold and remineralizing agents can seal the tiny pores in the tooth and root that were opened during bleaching and reduce sensitivity. ...Read more

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How do I use carbamide peroxide & remineralization gel?

How do I use carbamide peroxide & remineralization gel?

Bleach & desensitize: Carbamide peroxide breaks down to hydrogen peroxide and urea and it is the hp that bleaches, whitens and deco lorises the tooth when it breaks down to water and oxygen. This can leave teeth sensitive to hot and cold and remineralizing agents can seal the tiny pores in the tooth and root that were opened during bleaching and reduce sensitivity. ...Read more

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Could the use of 10% carbamide peroxide (nightguard bleaching) cause any damages to health (because of it can be ingested)?

2 issues: Do not ingest or inhale 10% carbamide peroxide, ORIGINALLY NAMED UREA PEROXIDE.. ....other issue is that such bleaching could cause tooth/dentin/cementum sensitvity. ...Read more

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How effective is 35 percent carbamide peroxide when used only for 40 minutes (2x20) in two consecutive visits to the dentist? I don't see much effect.

Teeth whitening: Every individual's teeth whiten differently. You cannot predict the efficacy of whitening products (35% carbamide peroxide in your case) as they have different effect on different teeth. If you didn't see much difference in two sessions, you probably need to do more to get better results. Discuss with your dentist for options. ...Read more

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Would 44% carbamide peroxide teeth whitener actually work?

Would 44% carbamide peroxide teeth whitener actually work?

Yes: Absolutely but only under the supervision of your dentist. ...Read more

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What is the % of carbamide peroxide needed for a teeth whitener?

Depends: Some products have 10%, others 16% and still others 37% carbamide perioxide. ...Read more

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Toothache from using carbamide peroxide teeth whitening?

Try hydrogen peroxid: While any whitening gel can cause sensitivity and aching of the teeth, hydrogen peroxide requires less wear duration per application than carbamide peroxide. Typically h.P. Is one hour, while c.P. Is several hours. We caution our patients to back off and use less frequently when this occurs. Ask your dental professional for daywhite hp gel. ...Read more

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Will carbamide peroxide reduce tooth enamel?

Will carbamide peroxide reduce tooth enamel?

Very slightly: Carbamide peroxide is a very common ingredient in many dental professional teeth lightening products and toothpaste. Professionally applications of carbamide peroxide have been shown to have very little associated damage to enamel. Recently, there was a clinical study that showed some demineralization of the enamel, but only at the "nano" level-- only significant if it were overused. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use carbamide peroxide with ofloxacin ottic?

Is it safe to use carbamide peroxide with ofloxacin ottic?

Not advised: Carbamide peroxide is essentially hydrogen peroxide. If you are using Ofloxacin otic for external otitis (swimmer's ear), I would defer using carbamide peroxide simultaneously. There is no synergism. Adding hydrogen peroxide will dilute Ofloxacin and possibly decrease efficacy. ...Read more

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Is ti safe to put carbamide peroxide gel in my invisalign tray?

Won't work as well: Whitening trays are normally custom made by your dentist with a small reservoir area on the front side of the tooth that holds the gel...The invisalign trays do not have that so they will not work as well. ...Read more

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