Top 20 Doctor insights on: Does hydrogen peroxide damage tooth enamel
Sensitivity: Using hydrogen peroxide in you mouth will have limited effect on the enamel of teeth. It has been used for bleaching and treating gum disease for years. The stronger the peroxide used, the more likely it would cause a chemical burn on gingiva. The teeth would become sensitive, can ache. Enamel damage no. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
H2O2& teeth enamel: Yes it will.Get a more detailed answer ›
Tooth whitening...: Bleaching methods use carbamide peroxide which reacts with water to form hydrogen peroxide. The peroxide is an oxidizing agent and penetrates the porosities in the rod-like crystal structure of enamel and bleaches the tooth. The 3% hydrogen peroxide that you can buy in pharmacies will have little if any affect, especially when compared to professional whitening techniques. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You can use it
but a better choice is very warm water
with a little table salt in it
peroxide on an open wound can burn
the healing tissues
go with the hot saline 4x a day and be safer. ...Read more
Can OTC whitening mouthwashes/rinses that contain hydrogen peroxide (such as Crest, Colgate, etc.) cause tooth sensitivity with regular use?
Not a fan: I am not a big fan of peroxide use as an oral rinse. I prefer warm salt water rinses. What did your dentist recommend. Make sure you always dilute peroxide 50/50, if you rinse with it. Undiluted, it is too strong. ...Read more
Is it safe to swish around diluted hydrogen peroxide to whiten teeth? How about if I had a tooth extraction 2 weeks ago? Thank you!
Probably not...: Peroxide has been safely used in tooth bleaching products for many years. However, don't forget, hydrogen peroxide is very reactive and should only be used for very limited usage in the mouth. Daily application in the mouth is probably not a good idea. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Hydrogen peroxide: Mixed with water can be an effectively mouth rinse though not very pleasant tasting. Hydrogen peroxide formulations ure used to whiten teeth as are carbamide peroxide whitening agents. If interested in whitening, consult with your dentist got the best treatment option. Hope this helps. ...Read more
So-so: Hydrogen peroxide that you buy in the store is mildly effective for whitening teeth: you need to put it in a close fitting tray that fits intimately with your teeth and you would need to replenish the solution every 20 minutes to see results. Dentists supplied whitening products are at a higher concentration, less runny and more effective. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Not in moderation: Hydrogen peroxide (10%-35%) is the primary ingredient in whitening or bleaching gels. Carbamide peroxide is another. Whitening systems work on teeth by penetrating into the dentinal tubules of stained teeth. Sensitivity can occur over time and usage, both in the gums and teeth. The sensitivity will diminish when bleaching stops. But it is otherwise- safe for the teeth. ...Read more
Hydrogen peroxide: That depends upon the concentration and the length of time in contact with the teeth. It might also burn or irritate the adjacent gums. Don't try internet or your own concoctions. See a dentist for advice on whatever you are trying to accomplish. Tooth whitening? We have must more efficient and safer methods and can monitor the process. ...Read more
Yes, but...: Yes, but in higher concentrations than is usually available over the counter. For example, most hydrogen peroxide available in the store is around 3% (or 4), the strength needed to effect bleaching on the top layer of the enamel (about 75 angstrom, very thin) is more on the order of 20 to 30%. This concentration can be very caustic to the soft tissue, and is not readily available to the consumer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes and no:
If you are using a dentist supplied hydrogen or carbomide peroxide gel then it is safe, if used as directed.
If you try hydrogen peroxide liquid solution from the grocery store, then no, it will not remain on your tooth long enough time to be effective, and you could irritate your gums and swallow it, irritating your throat. ...Read more
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