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What is the White Dental Beauty system?

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The White Dental Beauty system is a professional tooth-whitening gel that comes in four different strengths: 5 percent carbamide peroxide, 10 percent carbamide peroxide, 16 percent carbamide peroxide and 6 percent hydrogen peroxide, states Optident. This gel comes in syringes and is used with custom-made trays that form exactly to the user's teeth. The user typically wears the trays for one hour a day. It may be purchased from any dentist who sells the White Dental Beauty system.

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Tooth-whitening agents work by bleaching the tooth, therefore removing surface stains and deep stains. The bleach dehydrates the tooth if it is left on the surface for too long. For this reason, it is important to follow the manufacturer's guidelines on how long to leave the bleach on the teeth. Typically, the higher the peroxide concentration, the less exposure time needed, states WebMD.

The White Dental Beauty system has the highest percentage of hydrogen peroxide available in professional whitening systems, according to Optident. Unfortunately, the greater the amount of hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide, the greater the chance of experiencing increased tooth sensitivity and tissue irritation, warns the American Dental Association. The user can stop wearing the trays for a short period of time until the irritation and sensitivity have decreased, suggests Compare The Treatment.

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