Top 6 Teeth Whitening Myths Busted and FAQ Answered

Myth 1 – Teeth Whitening ruins your tooth enamel

Not normally true! Specialist Teeth whitening item suppliers mainly use Hydrogen Peroxide or Carbamide Peroxide as the active ingredients in their tooth whitener gels. The chemical Hydrogen Peroxide (HO) is a bleaching agent which converts into water (HO) and launches an Oxygen particle (O) in the process of the chain reaction. Both Water and Oxygen prevail, safe parts of our everyday lives.

The Oxygen particles penetrate the rough surface area of your tooth (even though they appear smooth, they are microscopically rough, rod like crystal structures) and remove staining particles. I like to discuss this by imagining the TV commercials which show how a clothing washing powder with oxygen lifts discolorations from your clothes.

The “bleach” Hydrogen Peroxide is not the same as home bleach containing ammonia, or other low-end, acid based tooth whitening products, and can be swallowed, within limitations. In fact our own bodies produce Hydrogen Peroxide naturally!

Acidic items can get rid of enamel from your teeth. Try to find teeth whitening items using Hydrogen Peroxide which is pH well balanced, indicating they have no, or low level of acidity levels. Putting acidity into point of view, you should understand that everyday Orange Juice is shown in laboratory studies to soften (and potentially wear down) tooth enamel by lot of times more than an expert hydrogen peroxide based tooth whitening gel could, if utilized correctly.

Myth 2 – Teeth Lightening is not Safe

Not real! Cosmetic Teeth Bleaching with Hydrogen Peroxide has remained in use for 100 years. The majority of acknowledged dental bodies around the world endorse tooth whitening as a normally safe practice, when basic safety steps are followed. Any professional supplier of teeth lightening products will consist of adequate guidelines for the safe use of their product.

Just like any cosmetic treatment, there are possible threats. Luckily with expert teeth whitening any adverse effects experienced are temporary and are not long-term. As with many cosmetic procedures, you might have to withstand some discomfort to look much better. Sometimes I call this “Vain Discomfort”.

Misconception 3 – All whitening Gel is the same

Not real! Of the two significant expert gel options, there is Carbamide Peroxide and Hydrogen Peroxide. Both produce the very same active component Hydrogen Peroxide, however Carbamide Peroxide acts SLOWER on the teeth and is advised for use only with an Accelerator Light (I will speak about that later) or for overnight use. Carbamide Peroxide concentrations includes approximately 1/3 of the active ingredient, Hydrogen Peroxide. As an example, 35% Carbamide Peroxide is roughly equal to 12% Hydrogen Peroxide.

Due To The Fact That Hydrogen Peroxide is an unstable chemical which reacts immediately, it is more costly to produce. Many suppliers offer just Carbamide Peroxide based products as a result. Stabilized Hydrogen Peroxide, while the most difficult and pricey to produce, reacts right away on contact with the teeth and is best suited for brief duration tooth lightening treatments without an accelerator light.

Myth 4 – Teeth Whitening Accelerator Lights don’t work

Not typically true! Other than in some cases. There are companies who offer just take home teeth whitening sets, and some Dental practitioners, who state that the LED Lights and other accelerator lights are just a gimmick and don’t work.

There have actually been numerous research studies performed which reveal that making use of a professional accelerator light does indeed speed up the oxidization (the release of oxygen and chemical whitening response) of tooth whitener gel. This is particularly real with Carbamide Peroxide based bleaching gels which respond much slower chemically.

Ask yourself, the number of Dentists and Cosmetic Dentistry organisations offer an “in-office”, “chairside”, “instantaneous bleaching” or “Power Bleaching” treatment? A lot of them! Now why would they provide this treatment if the accelerator lights did not work? From my own professional experience, there is no doubt that the expert quality Blue LED Accelerator lights make it possible for a faster tooth bleaching result when using Carbamide Peroxide gel. In our own research studies and observations having actually worked with countless customers and compared the results with the very same gel, over the exact same time period, with and without the LED Accelerator Lamp, we make sure there is a visible enhancement with the light under these conditions.

However, not all Accelerator Lights are the same. Some Dentists use older technology lights such as Plasma, UV and other technologies. These innovations operate at a light spectrum which is known to cause heating or burning of the skin tissue and heating of the tooth surface to launch the oxygen in the gel, unfortunately that can likewise imply UV damage to your mouth, gums and lips. There are also mini portable LED Lights you typically see in TELEVISION Commercials – these are just toys and do not have adequate power to have any impact.

Another case of where an accelerator light doesn’t work well is if the supplier utilizes a mouth tray to hold the gel against the teeth, and this tray is coloured, is a “Silicone Impression” tray, or is a Pre-Filled Foam tray. These kinds of mouthguard trays do not allow the light frequency to travel through them and there are no sped up lightening results as a result.

Modern, professional teeth bleaching accelerator lights all utilize LED light in the blue light spectrum, at a particular frequency which thrills the oxygen release from the chemical, and speeds up the tooth whitening procedure. They are often known as “Cool LED” or “cold” light accelerators because they do not heat up the teeth or surrounding tissue. As a result, they are completely safe, and the technology is FDA Apparoved.

Myth 5 – You have to go to a Dentist to get expert bleaching results

Not real! Today, you can buy in Australia, expert strength tooth bleaching products which you can use at home or as a service with a professional accelerator light and assistance – and not just from the Dental expert.

Dentists are specifically enabled to utilize the EXTREMELY STRONG lightening gels, over 16% Hydrogen Peroxide, and up to 35% Hydrogen Peroxide. At these strengths of bleaching gel, the genuine dangers are tooth sensitivity and gum injury. Dental experts therefore use an unique gum barrier which they apply to your gums prior to applying the strong gels. A Dentist will generally get a much better lightening result in the same amount of time as a non-dental treatment, however there are expenses to consider, both financially and in increased tooth level of sensitivity when utilizing the more powerful Dentist-only treatments.

For several years the Dental professional’s had the cosmetic teeth bleaching market monopolized since expert teeth whitening innovation was too expensive for anyone else. Today, the price and availability of expert tooth bleaching items implies you have many more choices and choices.

Myth 6 – Teeth Lightening Gels from anywhere other than USA, Australia or UK are unsafe

Not true! First of all, in this contemporary world, you might not even know it however products appearing to be produced by an excellent American or Australian brand name are most likely in fact made in China. This holds true with all types of items and innovation worldwide, due to easy economics.

If the Hydrogen Peroxide gel is past its use by date or chemically ended, you will know right away, since the gel turns a milky white colour which shows that it is currently oxidized and will no longer work at lightening your teeth, it won’t cause any damage.

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