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Can hydrogen peroxide work for teeth whitening?

3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Thank
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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