Tuesday, March 4, 2014

All About Hydrogen Peroxide Used in Albuquerque Cosmetic Dentistry

For any doctor, it’s common sense for hydrogen peroxide to be stored in dark bottles; you may also notice this trend common among dentists, as they use it for teeth whitening. Is there some deep medical or dental tradition behind putting this chemical compound in a dark bottle, often a brown one? Not really.

If a dentist’s teeth whitening service comes with a lamp, you can tell he’s using hydrogen peroxide. Its less potent counterpart, carbamide peroxide, doesn’t react to UV radiation. You can probably see more of the latter chemical in at-home whitening kits, as their weak potency makes them safer to handle.

Speaking of potency, the concentration an expert Albuquerque cosmetic dentist such as Peak Family Dentistry uses typically ranges from 30 to 40 percent. This potency compels a dentist to handle the whitening agent with utmost care. At-home whitening kits only contain a third of the concentration.


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