Does less than 0.1% peroxide tooth whitening work? What scientific evidence is there to back it up?

Asked by fiacloir

3 answers

fiacloir
And still NOBODY can give any links to scientific peer reviewed article to show if non peroxide tooth whitening works, or that ANY dentist uses them.
The public are safer now that the high court has convicted an illegal tooth whitener and confined that tooth whitening IS dentistry!
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MaryMag123
The proof of the pudding is in the eating. This is the same for many beauty products.
However, it seems many non peroxide teeth whitening products state "guaranteed results or your money."
I cannot think of many other cosmetic products that offer the same assurances, including very expensive wrinkle creams..

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fiacloir
No clinician worth their salt can guarantee a tooth whitening procedure will work 100% of the time.
Anyone who does, clearly does not understand the science of tooth whitening.
Pearly
Most definitely, and there are many gels that are peroxide free, which do the job as well as hydrogen peroxide.
You'll go 10 shades whether you use non-peroxide, 6% or 22%, and this is only knowledge earned over my 3 or so years doing this procedure. Besides which, Dentists themselves are only allowed to use up to 6% too.
The only difference is that peroxide may last slightly longer, but, either way your teeth will last a good 8-12 months rather than 12-15 with peroxide.
But, the main issue is that its safer, and not a risky for you to use a non-peroxide gel.
Regards
Pearl

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fiacloir
So can you give me a link to this scientific evidence?
MaryMag123
The proof of the pudding is in the eating. This is the same for many beauty products.
However, it seems many non peroxide teeth whitening products state "guaranteed results or your money back."
I cannot think of many other cosmetic products that offer the same assurances, including very expensive wrinkle creams..
MaryMag123
Documented reports on the efficacy and prognosis of tooth whitening consist largely of clinical and anecdotal observations. There is a lack of consensus among researchers about the results of in-office and at-home tooth bleaching.
http://www.cdha.ca/pdfs/Education/Scene/volume33_6_page5.pdf
fiacloir
Thanks for posting a scientific peer reviewed article.
To summarise it.
Tooth whitening with peroxide works
There are potential risks and side effects of whitening with peroxide. This is true of ALL medical procedures. Whitening with peroxide is a cosmetic medical procedure and patients should be informs of risks and give consent.
Patients wishing to have tooth whitening should have it done by a dental professional.
I'm glad that non dentists on this forum acknowledge this article.
I would be fascinated if anyone could now advise me of any scientific literature about non peroxide bleaching as I cannot find any. Similarly I can find no dentist using non peroxide bleaching....
Thanks Mary mag. I'm glad you are learning a bit more about this and reading decent peer reviewed articles which advise te public to see a dental professional to help them :-)
MaryMag123
I would point to the dentists sites, but I do not want to their advertising :)
No dental help is required for less than 0.1% peroxide. :)
Hydrogen peroxide is potentially dangerous, hence the reason dentists need to supervise etc.
MaryMag123
I would point to the dentists sites, but I do not want to do their advertising :)
No dental help is required for less than 0.1% peroxide. :)
Hydrogen peroxide is potentially dangerous, hence the reason dentists need to supervise etc.
fiacloir
Non peroxide doesn't work and dentists don't use it.
Hence you are unable to give any links
;-)
MaryMag123
I strongly object to being called a liar. No wonder some people do not trust their dentist.
This is simply not true. I would state otherwise.
Here is the copy on one dentist who used to use Zoom!
At XXXX Dental we offer the Non-Peroxide Teeth Whitening system. We also offer home kits which can be used at any time in your own comfort.

“Non-Peroxide Teeth Whitening”
Non peroxide products are bleach free (consist of 0.15% Sodium Perborate as the active ingredient ) and are therefore particularly suitable for people with sensitive teeth. When Sodium Perborate is combined with the other ingredients in the whitening formula,it becomes activated oxygen-working in a similar way as hydrogen peroxide. With the help of the LED lamp, the Non Peroxide teeth whitening will give you a bright white smile without the sensitivity associated with high percentage peroxide teeth whitening products. The treatment takes approximately an hour.
Yes it does. Peroxide does not work for some people including people I know who have paid a fortune.
MaryMag123
Dr. X BDS
“Patients often ask me about teeth whitening. I have great confidence in offering the XXXXX non peroxide treatment, the results are great and it takes very little time to administer.”
fiacloir
I haven't called you a liar
I have asked someone, ANYONE, to provide evidence that non peroxide whitening works or that dentists use it.
You simply cannot provide the evidence.
You may not be a liar.
You are misinformed when it ones to te efficacy of non peroxide or low peroxide tooth whitening
:-)
fiacloir
FYI sodium perborate works by releasing peroxide so it is a peroxide treatment!
Any opinions by a Dr X or about product XXXX are worthless. Give us names and details of the products used with scientific peer reviewed articles to back them up. That's what real clinicians do. Beauty therapists clearly have no experience doing this so cannot evaluate product safety or do COSHH analyses of systems available
fiacloir
Peroxide whitening does not work in every case. However a skilled experience clinician will be able to diagnose and give treatment options to their patient. This will allow the patient to make an informed decision as to the best treatment.
Non clinicians may offer money back. They cannot fix your mouth once they have damaged it. As they are not insured, the poor schmucks they have taken advantage of may not be able to get recompense.
If they are using chlorine dioxide or something similar, real damage can be done.
Beware the illegal tooth whiteners