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How effective is hydrogen peroxide in teeth whitening?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joel Doyon
Dentistry - Cosmetic
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Arman Dayan
Dentistry - Cosmetic
2 doctors agree

In brief: Very

It is the man ingredient in nearly all bleaching products.

In brief: Very

It is the man ingredient in nearly all bleaching products.
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Concentration Matter

The amount of whitening depends on the nature of the color, the formulation of the bleaching agent, and the concentration and time in contact with the teeth.
Surface stains respond better than intrinsic stains such as tetracycline or dental fluorosis. Carbamide peroxide is a stable source of hydrogen peroxide as it releases hp and urea and it is the breakdown of hp to oxygen & water that bleaches.

In brief: Concentration Matter

The amount of whitening depends on the nature of the color, the formulation of the bleaching agent, and the concentration and time in contact with the teeth.
Surface stains respond better than intrinsic stains such as tetracycline or dental fluorosis. Carbamide peroxide is a stable source of hydrogen peroxide as it releases hp and urea and it is the breakdown of hp to oxygen & water that bleaches.
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Dr. James Wright
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Effective

All bleaching for teeth contain some form of hydrogen peroxide.

In brief: Effective

All bleaching for teeth contain some form of hydrogen peroxide.
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