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The Hidden Dangers of Hydrogen Peroxide Based Whitening Products

Posted on 12/10/2021 by Thomas Mahar
The Hidden Dangers of Hydrogen Peroxide Based Whitening ProductsBrushing your teeth is one of the best things you can do each day. We advise our patients to brush twice a day, ideally one time after breakfast and one time before bed. By brushing your teeth effectively, you can rest assured that plaque and food debris has been removed from the surface of your teeth.

A walk down the grocery aisle will expose the consumer to the many different types of toothpaste. Toothpaste manufacturing companies advertise toothpaste that will brighten and whiten teeth. Some of these brands contain hydrogen peroxide. The consumer needs to understand the hidden dangers of hydrogen peroxide-based whitening products.

Hydrogen Peroxide and Your Teeth

Hydrogen peroxide is commonly found in first aid kits. In the past, it was the first thing most mothers grabbed for acute wound care. It has a variety of uses around the home too. It can be used to sanitize surfaces, freshen kitchen sponges, and brighten discolored cookware.

While these uses have merit, it is important to think through using hydrogen peroxide as it relates to oral hygiene. Hydrogen peroxide can cause damage to the roots of your teeth. In addition, hydrogen peroxide can damage the enamel on your teeth. The enamel is your only defense against cavities and tooth decay, so it is important to protect your enamel at all costs. We do not recommend using hydrogen peroxide-based whitening products.

Dental Exams are Important

At your next dental exam and cleaning, we would be happy to discuss with you other options for whitening your teeth. Fortunately, we have other safe and effective means to whiten your teeth. We stand behind our products, knowing that you will benefit and be safe. Give our friendly office staff a call today to schedule your next dental appointment.
We look forward to seeing you!

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