How safe is it to use Hydrogen Peroxide? Will it really whiten my teeth? How long will it take for me to see the outcome?
These are the questions you probably have in mind when I say that Hydrogen Peroxide is commonly used in teeth whitening. Maybe not all know that Hydrogen is one of the main ingredients in toothpastes, Disinfectants and Mouthwash – it acts as a bleaching agent and because of its oxidizing property, it is very well known as a teeth whitening substance that works effectively. For years, it is proven that it is safe to use Hydrogen peroxide teeth whitening at home even without professional prescription. Though it is still safe to consult the professionals first for I am just speaking in general.
There are several ways for you to use Hydrogen Peroxide at home.
- You can mix a food grade store bought hydrogen peroxide to your favorite toothpaste and use this regularly when brushing.
- At home, you may also want to try making your own teeth whitening. Just combine Hydrogen Peroxide with Baking Soda and if you want, you may add mint flavoring for added freshness. Mix it until you reach the consistency of a toothpaste. Use this homemade whitening once or twice a week and you’ll see great results after prolonged usage.
- There are tanden bleken kit readily available over the counter. These kits normally come in pre mixed gel form containing Hydrogen Peroxide. You either brush this to your teeth or the mixture can be spread inside a tray. The tray fits your bite and you have to leave it there for an hour or so to achieve fascinating results.
3% – 10% Concentration is safe to use and you’ll see various results as you higher the strength of the substance. Discomfort in the gum area may be felt by some. Don’t be alarmed by this because you can easily ease the discomfort as you gargle water and rinse your teeth. If the discomfort persists, it is strongly advised that you seek professional care. Remember never to swallow Hydrogen Peroxide it may cause harm.
I hope this article was able to help you and guide you towards a white smile. You can achieve it even without spending too much. Work around the different options I have for you and see which one of the hydrogen peroxide teeth whitening at home option works for you.