When it comes to whitening teeth at home, one of the biggest concerns is safety. Inappropriate use of home teeth bleaching products can lead to irreversible tooth enamel erosion and painful gum sensitivity.
Two professional grade ingredients have been proven safe by international dental associations to remove stains from teeth without causing harm to enamel and gums - Carbamide Peroxide and Hydrogen Peroxide.
At DIYteethwhiteningkits.com.au, we have ensured our products are not only easy to use at home, but completely safe and in compliance with industry standards to protect your health.
Carbamide Peroxide vs Hydrogen Peroxide | Which is better for whitening teeth?
The short answer to this question is neither! Both have been found to provide equally great levels of teeth whitening, however there are some other facts you need to consider when it comes to whitening at home safely.
Hydrogen peroxide is commonly used by professional dentists as it is more highly concentrated and breaks down fast. Dentists have the extended knowledge and right tools to protect gums from the bleaching agent while whitening.
Without proper supervision, whitening with high concentrations of Hydrogen Peroxide can cause extreme irritation and sensitivity.
Carbamide peroxide is known as the safest at home teeth whitening ingredient due to the noticeably reduced sensitivity after use.
It releases about half of its whitening power in the first 2 hours, and can continue to take effect for up to 6 more hours, which means your treatments may also be spread out over more time.
All of our gels are made with Caramide Peroxide as the active stain removing ingredient for safe, easy, at home use.
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It is normal to feel some slight sensitivity for a short time after teeth whitening, due to the removal of tough stains on the outer layer of your teeth, but it should never be painful.
We recommend using your DIY Teeth Whitening treatment before going to bed so the whitening process is uninterrupted by eating or drinking.
ABC Recently wrote a report on Teeth Whitening in Australia called 50 Shades Whiter which goes into what you should know about home teeth whitening.