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What percentage of carbamide peroxide is recommended for bleaching?

What percentage of carbamide peroxide is recommended for bleaching?

Conclusion: Carbamide peroxide in 16% and 35% concentration are effective and safe for bleaching discoloured vital teeth, however, 35% concentration gave significantly more lightening effect without additional side effects compared to 16% concentration.

How long does 16% carbamide peroxide take to whiten teeth?

10% Carbamide Peroxide (3.6% Hydrogen Peroxide) = use 1 x 2hours/day to overnight, while sleeping, if no sensitivity arises. 16% Carbamide Peroxide (5.7% Hydrogen Peroxide) = use 1 x 90 minutes/day to overnight, while sleeping, if no sensitivity arises.

What percentage of carbamide peroxide do dentists use?

Both tooth-whitening options use peroxide-based bleaching agents. At-home systems contain from 3% to 20% peroxide (carbamide or hydrogen peroxides). In-office systems contain from 15% to 43% peroxide. Generally, the longer you keep a stronger solution on your teeth, the whiter your teeth become.

What is the best percentage of carbamide peroxide?

The concentration is the percentage of the gel that is composed of the tooth whitening agent (HP or CP). The gel concentration can range from as little as 6% to as much as 44% (HP or CP); however no more than 22% carbamide peroxide is recommended for at home use.

What percentage of peroxide is best for teeth whitening?

Most whiteners you get from CVS or that we use in-office only contain about 10% carbamide peroxide. The American Dental Association gives a thumbs up to whiteners with up to 10% peroxide concentrations. Any higher than 10%, and you’re at-risk for destroying your precious enamel.

How often can you whiten your teeth with carbamide peroxide?

For carbamide peroxide teeth bleaching gels: 10%, 15% or 16% bleaching gel strength – use for up 2 to 4 hours once or twice/day. 20-22% bleaching gel: use for up to 30 minutes to 1 hour once or twice per day (do not exceed 1 hr/application).

Which is better for teeth whitening carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide?

Yes and no. Hydrogen peroxide breaks down faster than carbamide peroxide, so it releases most of its whitening power within 30–60 minutes. Carbamide peroxide, on the other hand, releases about 50% of its whitening power in the first two hours and can remain active for up to six additional hours.

How long does it take for carbamide peroxide to work?

Carbamide peroxide’s oxidizing power releases in the first 2 hours, then it continues to work for up to 6 more hours. Because it spends more time in contact with the teeth, it is often used in products that are worn overnight. Hydrogen peroxide breaks down faster and does most of its work in the first 30 to 60 minutes.

Is carbamide peroxide better?

Both Carbamide Peroxide and Hydrogen Peroxide are similar. Carbamide Peroxide essentially is a more diluted version of Hydrogen Peroxide to reduce risks when used by non-professionals. The great news is that both are considered equally effective in whitening your teeth.

Is carbamide peroxide effective?

Overall, both hydrogen peroxide and carbamide produce excellent results. You should feel comfortable about using either product to whiten your smile.