Teeth Whitening

Did you know that the whitening effect on teeth was discovered by accident? Several years ago, dentists treated gum diseases using hydrogen peroxide in mouth rinses. What they noticed astounded them because the patients had whiter teeth after each use.

Today, teeth whitening is offered by dentists. You can also find products that claim they can whiten teeth, such as gels and strips. When it comes to safety and effectiveness, there is no question that the best choice is to go to a dentist.

Also known as teeth bleaching, the whitening procedure is quick and painless. The active ingredient is still hydrogen peroxide and sometimes other by-products of the chemical. It’s important to understand that teeth whitening is regulated by government agencies and health organisations to ensure consumers’ safety.

In Australia, dental practitioners are the only ones allowed to provide and use teeth whiteners that contain six per cent or more of hydrogen peroxide. In other countries, the numbers are different. For example, in New Zealand, you can get up to 12 per cent of the compound from a non-dentist.

Teeth whitening is indeed interesting. This blog is for those who would like to know more about the subject.