The science behind teeth whitening
Only Hydrogen Peroxide has the safe ability to lighten your teeth. When properly formulated and used at the correct concentration, it’s both effective and safe. Hydrogen Peroxide breaks down rapidly (within about 1 hour) into inactive by-products, rendering it ineffective.
At Excellence In Dentistry, we utilise Hydrogen Peroxide in our in-chair bleaching process, consistently replacing it to maintain effectiveness.
For take-home kits, dental companies incorporate Carbamide Peroxide, which produces active Hydrogen Peroxide for 6-8 hours.
The British Dental Bleaching Society recommends using 10% Carbamide Peroxide, providing a sustained release of 3% Hydrogen Peroxide, considered the most effective concentration.