There are a lot of different kinds of products that fall under the teeth whitening category. In this post we divide them into two categories, teeth whitening with or without peroxide, and tell you about the active ingredients used for the different categories.
- Hydrogen peroxide is the active ingredient in our teeth whitening gel for in-office use as well as our daytime home whitening products.
Carbamide peroxide, or urea peroxide is a derivative of hydrogen peroxide. It breaks down inte hydrogen peroxide over time, and it takes about 30-60 minutes for that process to start. You need higher concentration of carbamide peroxide in order to achieve the same effect as hydrogen peroxide. Since this type of whitening takes longer, it’s most suitable for overnight whitening treatment.