Dr. Moh Yakubi shares the secret of using two components for brighter teeth and a glorified smile!
Let’s face it, we all want our smiles to be spectacular to win someone’s heart. However, many of us are afraid of smiling or laughing out loud because of our teeth. Whether they are yellowish, damaged, or crooked, it can make us doublethink flashing a friendly smile.
Many of us don’t put in the time when we’re younger to take care of our smile and end up regretting it as adults. Dr. Moh Yakubi, also known as “Singodontist” for his hilarious dental parodies and creative videos, shares some spectacular insights that can help you bring back your stellar smile.
Introducing Hydrogen and Carbamide Peroxide
We take extraordinary measures when trying to fix our teeth, often adopting various home remedies. Dr. Moh gives a particular insight into what can work wonders for your teeth. According to many dentists, including him, using a toothpaste that has hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide in it can restore the lost glory of your teeth.
Benefits of Using Hydrogen Peroxide
One of the many benefits of using hydrogen peroxide is it acts as a bleaching agent, effectively cleaning stains from your teeth. Studies have indicated that using mouthwash containing hydrogen peroxide can help brighten your teeth.
Apart from cleaning your teeth, hydrogen peroxide is a great choice when it comes to treating gum problems. The anti-bacterial tendency in it removes the biofilm (staining of teeth due to plaque accumulation), efficiently cleaning your teeth. This was also proven with the help of a study where hydrogen peroxide, combined with root debridement, was more effective in treating gum-related issues.
If you have minor mouth sores, then hydrogen peroxide is your answer. When used in very small amounts as a rinse, it would release oxygen that is effective in treating gum cuts, removal of dead cells, and reducing bacteria. It works as an antiseptic, and gargling hydrogen peroxide can provide some relief for minor mouth issues.
Hydrogen peroxide should be diluted before use. Concentrated hydrogen peroxide is quite strong and can damage the enamel of your teeth. When using it as a toothpaste, you should mix it with baking soda until it gets thick and then apply it to your teeth regularly for effective results.
Benefits of Carbamide Peroxide
Another effective component that has even more power over hydrogen peroxide is carbamide peroxide. Its composition of 6.5% urea and 3.5% peroxide allows it not only to effectively clean your teeth, but its cleaning power stays strong for as long as 10 hours. On the other hand, hydrogen peroxide is only effective for up to 60 minutes.
In addition, carbamide peroxide is a great choice when it comes to removing plaque and balancing the pH of your mouth. The remedial quality of carbamide peroxide makes it more effective in treating bad gums and healing mouth wounds than hydrogen peroxide. It can also act as a tissue healing agent and reduce the number of germ carriers in the mouth with pH balancing.
Also known as CP therapy, it’s used on patients for the prevention of white spot lesions and gingival improvements. It’s also recommended to patients that are undergoing orthodontic treatments as it has proved to offer a great deal of oral health in general.
With years of experience, Dr. Moh also suggests using a CP solution as a therapeutic treatment in case of hard and soft tissues as well as for teeth brightening post-treatment.
How Are These Effective
Both hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide are effective when it comes to treating issues with teeth including and not limited to their brightness.
Hydrogen peroxide is a more common solution for teeth whitening than CP treatment as it can be used as a home remedy. Whereas carbamide peroxide treatment is typically done at your dentist’s office.
Hydrogen peroxide can be mixed with baking soda to create a thick, toothpaste-like paste and can be applied directly to your teeth. You can also buy tooth whitening kits with up to a 10% concentration of hydrogen peroxide. If you go the professional teeth whitening route, dentists often use concentrations of up to 40% hydrogen peroxide in their treatments.
Can There Be Any Side Effects?
Yes, there can be side effects to the use of hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide if administered incorrectly. Most people believe that the higher the concentration of the solution being used, the more negative the effect can be. However, that is not completely true.
Studies have shown that using hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide with higher concentrations can actually prove beneficial. This happens because of the chemicals’ tendency to effectively operate on your teeth without affecting teeth enamel.
One important thing to be concerned about is the amount of time that you’re using these chemicals. Longer periods of usage can result in damage to your enamel. In case of teeth sensitivity issues, Dr. Moh advises patients to consult their dentist for treating sensitivity before opting for hydrogen peroxide or CP treatment for teeth brightening.
Apart from that, when buying over-the-counter teeth brightening kits, make sure to look for the one that contains the American Dental Association (ADA) seal. This ensures that the product you’re buying for your teeth whitening treatment is safe to use and approved by the regulating authority.
Although using a small amount of both solutions is quite effective in brightening your teeth, it can take almost 4 weeks for results to be visible. High-priced products claiming results within a week may be misleading. Make sure to do some additional research into the product before spending your hard-earned dollars.
Furthermore, if you feel painful sensations or sensitivity while using HP or CP treatments, you should discontinue the treatment and contact your dentist right away.