Does Hydrogen Peroxide Hurt the Enamel on Your Teeth?

There are many options for over the counter whitening systems. While few are going to give the same results that an in office whitening treatment will, many people want to know if those over the counter options are safe to use on their teeth. Jordan Dentistry in Cumming, GA is a cosmetic dentist that performs teeth whitening as a cosmetic dentistry procedure on a regular basis. We have the answer for you to this common question about hydrogen peroxide.

Hydrogen Peroxide and Teeth EnamelDeep Bleaching System

The most common ingredient in home whitening systems in hydrogen peroxide. Each system may have a different concentration or delivery method, but they all contain this solution. If you are using the whitening kits as directed, they will not hurt the enamel on your teeth. The hydrogen peroxide simply lifts stains off of the surface of your teeth and does not effect your enamel. There are some kits that come with an acid based pre-treatment – do not use these treatments! Acid treatments will harm your tooth enamel, doing permanent damage. While they may provide whiter teeth, they weaken your enamel leaving you more prone to a wide array of oral health problems.

In Office Whitening

At home whitening treatments will whiten your teeth, but may not provide the results you were looking for. Jordan Dentistry offers the KöR Whitening Deep Bleaching system. This process is completed in three easy visits, with treatments both in the office and at home. It gives you a white, natural looking smile – not the “too bright” teeth that can be the results of other whitening solutions.

If you would like to enhance your smile with a simple cosmetic dentistry solution such as whitening, come by our Cumming, GA dental office today. We look forward to brightening your smile!

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