Safety Level of Teeth Whitening Ingredients

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Safety Level of Teeth Whitening Ingredients

Teeth whitening is a way of overcoming tooth discoloration by restoring teeth that change color to near the color of the natural teeth through a chemical repair process and the goal is to restore the aesthetic factor of the patient.

With the development of technology, this teeth whitening procedure can be done at home. But still under the supervision of a dentist. As well as the increasing number of teeth whitening products on the market, the dentist profession should be prepared. Especially the readiness in dealing with questions from the public, among others about which products are the best, how the side effects, how contra indications, whether the color can be settled, and other considerations. The ingredients used for the teeth whitening procedure are categorized into 2, namely:

  1. Whitening ingredients with peroxid content. Carbamide peroxid is widely used in various whitening products. Good teeth whitening procedures performed at home, in the dental clinic. All products that have been approved by ADA for home use typically use 10% carbammide peroxide which is applied to a printing spoon. However, for the procedure at home whitening must still be under supervision and instructions from the dentist. Products with carbamide peroxide concentrations of more than 10% are not approved as safe and effective ingredients by ADA for use outside the dental clinic.

  2. Toothpaste that contains whitening ingredients.

This teeth whitening procedure involves oxidation and reduction reactions, wherein peroxide is an oxidizing agent. Carbamide peroxide will break down into hydrogen peroxide and urea. It is this hydrogen peroxide that will produce free radicals, which will react with organic molecules in tooth enamel. With this reaction, organic molecules that are larger in size and have high pigmentation become smaller molecules with fewer pigments. This small molecule reflects less light. So the end result teeth appear whiter.

The level of safety is often related to the side effects caused by teeth whitening procedures on the tooth surface, pulp tissue and oral mucosal tissue. Side effects that often occur after this teeth whitening treatment are gum sensitivity and irritation to soft tissues such as gums. The content of hydrogen peroxide can penetrate into the pulp chamber via email and dentin, causing a sense of pain. Therefore it is recommended after this treatment the application of flour is done to reduce the sense of pain and for the remineralization process. In addition to preventing mucosal irritation in this treatment you should use a rubber dam during the treatment to minimize this. For the past 5 years this procedure has been safe and effective by taking into account the following:

  1. The content of hydrogen peroxide / carbamide peroxide (for treatment procedures in the clinic around 15-38%; while for home care around 3-10%).

  2. It should be noted if there are allergic patients

  3. This treatment remains under the supervision of the dentist

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