Are home teeth whitening kits safe?

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The answer to this common question really depends on which home teeth whitening kit you choose and how carefully it’s used. Let’s take a look at some of the risks most often associated with teeth whitening and how they can be avoided.

Most kits, like the best selling Dr Georges Dental White, use a bleaching agent such as Carbamide Peroxide which reacts with water to form hydrogen peroxide. The peroxide oxidizing agent penetrates the tooth enamel and breaks down stain deposits in the dentin.

While many dentists and professional clinics use hydrogen peroxide to whiten teeth it’s not considered safe for home kits due to the risk of the gel coming into contact with gums and causing irritation or long term damage. These risks are minimised by dentists who produce a special custom-fit mouth tray for each individual.

A 15% solution of carbamide peroxide is the rough equivalent of a 5% solution of hydrogen peroxide which is considered ideal for teeth whitening and safe. Always check the ingredients of you teeth whitening kit to make sure it’s within these safe limits.

It’s worth noting that it takes several minutes for carbamide peroxide to break down into hydrogen peroxide so the teeth whitening process can take up to 30 minutes.

During this time it’s important to keep the gel away from the gums. To help with this, many popular kits now come with a ‘warm and form’ mouth tray which is the next best thing to a custom made solution by a dentist.

As long as you follow the instructions included with your kit, most teeth whitening kits are safe to use. To help you get started, we’ve made a video so show Dr Georges Dental White instructions.

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With results guaranteed and a proven record of success, the Dr Georges Dental White Kit is based on a formulation of carbamine peroxide, making it one of the best selling teeth whitening kits available.

With prices starting from £24.99, it's our #1 kit for teeth whitening at home.

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