Ways to whiten teeth
There are different ways to whiten teeth using hydrogen peroxide at home.
The first method is based on mouthwash with hydrogen peroxide, which is bred with water in a 1:1 ratio. After 3 minutes after brushing the teeth, rinse the mouth with the resulting solution, and then also water to wash away the residue of the bleaching mixture. This procedure should be performed a couple of times a day, using a remineralizing gel after it. The greatest effect can be achieved by combining rinsing with hydrogen peroxide solution with whitening toothpaste containing the smallest abrasive particles. Such procedures should be carried out no longer than a week, after which a break of at least 2 weeks is required.
Another way of whitening teeth is based on their brushing by hydrogen peroxide. This procedure is more effective than rinsing. When using a brush, peroxide penetrates deeper into the enamel, so the teeth bleach faster. The cleaning solution is prepared from regular dental powder and hydrogen peroxide (3%) in a ratio of 1:1. The ingredients are mixed and used as toothpaste 2 times a day. After such brushing the teeth, the mouth must rinse thoroughly.
The paste should not be used for longer than a week. And after its passage, a course of remineralization of the enamel of teeth is required.
Another way of whitening teeth involves the use of hydrogen peroxide and soda. Brush your teeth with a brush dipped in peroxide and sprinkled with a pinch of soda. After that, the teeth are brushed once again, but already with the help of a regular paste. Similar events are held once a day during the week.
The first method of whitening is the least harmful to teeth, the second to the greater extent, the third to the maximum.
Recommendations for teeth whitening with hydrogen peroxide
It is not recommended to use hydrogen peroxide for children under 12 years of age. Adults, having felt discomfort and burning during the whitening procedure, should stop it.
Whitening teeth is not recommended in recent piercings on the tongue, as well as in presence in the oral cavity of deep wounds and sores, the healing of which needs to wait. Hydrogen peroxide is only useful for the smallest wounds. And healing is facilitated by the concentration of solution not more than 3%. Stronger concentrations are able to cause burns and tumors.
Fresh peroxide should be used to ensure the effectiveness of teeth whitening is high. With prolonged storage and contact with air, it may lose its activity. Before the whitening procedure, the skin reaction to the bleaching components should be checked. Only then can it proceed to the realization of the goal.