You may have heard that many over-the-counter whitening products use teeth bleaching gel to provide dramatic whitening. That sounds scary when you consider that putting bleach in your mouth is probably not the best idea. The truth is, “bleach” is the term to describe the chemical process in which color is eliminated from your teeth by the oxidation of stain molecules. It sounds scientific, but it’s really a very simple way to get a whiter smile in the comfort of your own home when using an over-the-counter teeth whitening system.
While most whitening products do use a peroxide-based gel, there is no actual bleach in the product, so most companies call it “teeth whitening gel” to eliminate this confusion. Peroxide-based teeth bleaching gel is a safe and effective way to whiten your teeth and can provide dramatic results when used properly.
Teeth Bleaching Gel Based Products
Teeth bleaching gel can be found in many products, including over-the-counter whitening strips, teeth whitening trays, and other whitening products. Since it can get messy, it’s nice to find products such as whitening strips or pre-filled whitening trays that are made with teeth bleaching gel so you don’t have to deal with a whitening mess. These products make it easy to whiten your teeth and brighten your smile without spending a lot of time or energy.
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