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Enamel (Definition)

Enamel is the outer layer of the tooth composed of a crystalline structure called hydroxyapatite. Enamel is the part of the tooth you see in the mouth. It is the hardest part of the human body when ...Read more


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Will using hydrogen peroxide ruiin tooth enamel?

Will using hydrogen peroxide ruiin 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 more

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How much true in the role of hydrogen peroxide whitening tooth?

How much true in the role of hydrogen peroxide whitening tooth?

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 more

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Wanted to know if I can use hydrogen peroxide after tooth extraction?

Wanted to know if I can use hydrogen peroxide after tooth extraction?

H202: 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

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Is hydrogen peroxide/water ok 1 week after wisdom tooth removal to facilitate healing?

Is hydrogen peroxide/water ok 1 week after wisdom tooth removal to facilitate healing?

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

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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!

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!

It's safe: However, diluted hydrogen peroxide won't do much to whiten teeth. You might want to get bleaching trays made and use bleaching gel. ...Read more

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Can hydrogen peroxide ruin enamel?

Can hydrogen peroxide ruin enamel?

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 more

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How can hydrogen peroxide clean your teeth?

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

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Is hydrogen peroxide safe as a teeth whitening?

Is hydrogen peroxide safe as a teeth whitening?

H202: Hydrogen peroxide is safe for bleaching teeth up to 30%...We use it all the time. ...Read more

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How effective is hydrogen peroxide in teeth whitening?

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 more

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Hydrogen peroxide bad for teeth?

Hydrogen peroxide bad for teeth?

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

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Can you tell me docs, is hydrogen peroxide bad for your teeth?

Can you tell me docs, is hydrogen peroxide bad for your teeth?

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

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Could hydrogen peroxide whiten teeth?

Could hydrogen peroxide whiten teeth?

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 more

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Can hydrogen peroxide work for teeth whitening?

Can hydrogen peroxide work for teeth whitening?

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 more

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Should I try to use hydrogen peroxide to whiten teeth?

Should I try to use hydrogen peroxide to whiten teeth?

Yes, but diluted: Safe to use 3% (over the counter) hydrogen peroxide + 2 parts water. Use twice daily after brushing every day for whiter teeth (in about 4-6 weeks) and healthier gums! ...Read more

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Is it safe using hydrogen peroxide to whiten my teeth?

Is it safe using hydrogen peroxide to whiten my teeth?

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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