Columbus, OH (PRWEB) September 17, 2012
Consumers can purchase whitening toothpastes, mouthwashes, rinses, kits, strips and pens over-the-counter and on the internet. Teeth whitening can be done at a dentist’s office or at a retail establishment that specializes in teeth whitening products and services. Mobile teeth whitening is also offered at county fairs, home and garden shows, and other trade show events. This can be very overwhelming.
The active ingredient in 95% of teeth whitening products is hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide. The amount of whitening achieved depends on the type, strength or concentration of the peroxide-based gel that is used, as well as the amount of time that the gel is left in contact with the surface of the teeth. If the concentration is low, more frequent applications and an increased contact time against the teeth are needed to achieve a satisfactory result. Using a stronger bleaching gel on the other hand, speeds up the whitening process, but it can often lead to increasingly painful tooth sensitivity.
Carbamide peroxide is actually made from hydrogen peroxide. To create carbamide peroxide, a urea molecule is added to the hydrogen peroxide molecule and the result is carbamide peroxide. There is a 3 to 1 relationship between carbamide and hydrogen. This means that 35% carbamide peroxide is equal to about 12% hydrogen peroxide. So which is the better choice? Scientific studies comparing 18% carbamide peroxide gel with 6% hydrogen peroxide gel have shown that one week of using 6% hydrogen peroxide was more effective than using 18% carbamide peroxide for two weeks.
When using carbamide peroxide to whiten teeth, it must first break down into hydrogen peroxide. So using carbamide peroxide when doing a 15 or 20 minute laser or other in-office procedure doesn’t make sense because it takes at least 15 minutes for carbamide peroxide to start to break down into hydrogen peroxide and hours to completely break down. So if someone is offering chair-side or in-office teeth whitening, make sure they are using hydrogen and not carbamide peroxide. "Hydrogen peroxide based gels have to be kept refrigerated and carbamide peroxide has a shelf life of up to 2 years without having to be refrigerated. "Our whitening gels are organic and are flown in monthly so they are always fresh." said Bruce Deitrick, owner/operator at Abella Ultra-White. "Most mobile teeth whitening vendors choose carbamide peroxide as it is more convenient. However, the results are not as effective or long lasting."
About Abella Ultra-White, Advanced Teeth Whitening.
Abella Ultra-White is a Columbus, Ohio teeth whitening company who provides an alternative to going to a dentist for safe and effective teeth whitening products and services. They use products made with organic, plant and food based ingredients, and make their customer’s safety a priority. You can learn more about Abella Ultra-White and their products and services by calling them at 614-396-6155 or visit their website at http://www.AbellaUltraWhite.com.