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How Hydrogen Peroxide Helps Whiten Your Teeth

Spending a small fortune on painful teeth whitening treatments is no longer necessary to achieve a stunning smile. With the Dr. Brite teeth whitening pens you can remove stains and brighten your pearly whites with gentle solutions, natural ingredients, and convenient application process. The Dr. Brite oral care line offers two antioxidant-rich whitening pens, but how do you know which one is best for you? Below is a breakdown of the key benefits to each formula.

Antioxidant-Infused Teeth Whitening Pen

  • Food grade hydrogen peroxide is used as a safe bleaching agent
  • Vitamin C helps prevent gum disease by supporting the production of collagen
  • Whitens teeth 2 shades in as little as 2 days
  • No harmful chemicals, preservatives or artificial flavors

Peroxide-Free Teeth Whitening Pen

What is Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide?

You may be wondering why we even offer a peroxide-free pen. But before we get to that, here’s some information about hydrogen peroxide and how it helps whiten teeth. There are many different grades or strengths of hydrogen peroxide, a substance comprised of hydrogen and oxygen, intended for different applications. Food grade hydrogen peroxide (35%) is used in the production of well, food for its antibacterial properties and also oral care products as a teeth bleaching agent.

How Does Hydrogen Peroxide Whiten Teeth?

Hydrogen peroxide penetrates your tooth's enamel, which alters the tooth's color beyond its natural shade by affecting the dentin (the hard substance of the tooth that surrounds the central core of nerves and blood vessels) layer of your teeth. Our Antioxidant-Infused Teeth Whitening Pen is made with food-grade hydrogen peroxide that can painlessly whiten your teeth by two shades in as little as two days.

Should I Use a Peroxide-Free Whitening Pen?

The fast-acting Antioxidant-Infused Whitening Pen formula is gentle enough for most users, but for those with sensitive teeth or intolerances to hydrogen peroxide, we suggest trying our Peroxide-Free Teeth Whitening Pen. If hot, cold, sweet, or acidic food and drink, or breathing in cold air is painful or causes discomfort you may have sensitive teeth. Otherwise, we highly recommend our Antioxidant-Infused Teeth Whitening Pen because it will provide better results, in a shorter amount of time. Here are some insider tips for applying our teeth whitening pens.

Is Hydrogen Peroxide Safe Enough for Kids?

Yes! Once children have all of their adult teeth, they can safely use both Dr. Brite teeth whitening pens. Kids typically have fewer stains due to their age and diet, but the food-grade hydrogen peroxide in our Antioxidant-Infused Whitening Pens will not cause any harm. If you have any further questions, consult with your children’s dentist or email us at team@dr.brite.com.

Is it bad to whiten your teeth with hydrogen peroxide?

When performed properly, it may be an effective method of whitening teeth. Nevertheless, if taken improperly - at high doses or on a frequent basis - it can damage teeth severely. You should use hydrogen peroxide with caution if you plan to whiten your teeth with it.

FAQs

1. What is hydrogen peroxide and what does it do?

Hydrogen peroxide is a common household chemical that can be used as an antiseptic. It is often found in first aid kits and can also be used to clean wounds or to whiten teeth. Hydrogen peroxide is made up of two hydrogen atoms and two oxygen atoms, which are held together by covalent bonds. The bond between the hydrogen and oxygen atom consists of a weak electron-sharing arrangement so it breaks easily under pressure, releasing energy into the environment as heat or light.

2. How does hydrogen peroxide help whiten teeth?

Hydrogen peroxide is a chemical compound that can be found in many products, including mouthwash. It works by breaking down the stains on teeth and removing them from your mouth. The hydrogen peroxide reacts with tooth enamel to create an oxidizing agent which breaks down the stain molecules into smaller pieces, making it easier for your body's digestive system to absorb them. This process also whitens teeth because it removes stains caused by food or drinks.

3. What are the risks associated with using hydrogen peroxide to whiten teeth?

Hydrogen peroxide is a common household item that can be found in many homes. This chemical has been used to whiten teeth and clean wounds for decades. It's also the main ingredient in hair bleach, mouthwash, and some toothpaste. The risks associated with using hydrogen peroxide to whiten teeth are typically minor such as tooth sensitivity or gum irritation. However, if too much of the chemical is ingested it could cause stomach problems such as vomiting or diarrhea which may lead to dehydration.

4. How long should I leave hydrogen peroxide on my teeth?

It is recommended that you leave the hydrogen peroxide on your teeth for about two minutes. You should also be careful to not swallow any of the solution, as it can cause stomach upset.

5. How long does it take to see results from hydrogen peroxide on teeth?

Hydrogen peroxide is a chemical compound that can be found in many household products and treatments. Hydrogen peroxide has been used as an antiseptic for over 100 years. The hydrogen peroxide itself will not remove plaque from teeth, but it does help to bleach the teeth by breaking down the color of stains on them. The results are usually seen after just one use, but some may take up to two weeks to see results fully.