There are countless ways to whitening your teeth, from coconut oil, banana peels and strawberries - the list goes on.
Hydrogen peroxide has always been a top of the listed ingredient to use when it comes to wanting a whiter smile, it’s a mild antiseptic kept within most households, it’s a versatile product with a range of different uses, from preventing infection from minor cuts, burns and other insignificant injuries to whitening your teeth.
Hydrogen peroxide is a common and effective way to whiten your teeth, it is used in almost every teeth whitening product as well as used by the professionals. The solution penetrates the layers of your teeth lifting yellow stains and giving them a more fresh and whiter look.
Depending on how you whiten your teeth, the concentration levels will vary amongst different products. Products bought in store can contain up to 6% although the majority will sit at 3%, dentists may use a concentration of up to 40%.
Making a hydrogen peroxide mouthwash at home is simple, add 3% peroxide with a certain amount of water to dilute the solution, swish it in your mouth for 2-4 minutes and that’s it. Alternatively, you can make your own paste by adding some baking soda which can help remove some minor stains on your teeth.
Although hydrogen peroxide is easy to get your hands on, it doesn’t come without its risks and it’s important that you familiarise yourself before going ahead and putting it all over your teeth. Using too high of a concentration can cause significant damage to your enamel as well as inflammation of the teeth roots in the gums. It’s highly recommended that you see a professional before going ahead and whitening your teeth so they can give your teeth a proper clean and check for any cracks you may be unaware of, if the peroxide enters these cracks it may increase the chances and severity of sensitivity.
BryteSmile teeth whitening strips have proven to be the safest and most effective way of whitening your teeth if you aren’t wanting to break the bank at your dental office and if you are looking for a quick and easy whitening solution. They offer safe levels of hydrogen peroxide so there is minimal risk in damaging the enamel on your teeth and a guarantee of whiter teeth within days, with an ongoing improvement for the duration of the treatment. Whitening strips will cover your teeth evenly ensuring that no stain is missed.
Hydrogen peroxide is an effective and generally safe ingredient to use when wanting to achieve your dream smile.