Whitening products cause tooth decay

Teeth whitening products can cause your teeth to shine brightly at the same time they might also lead to tooth damage. Researchers at the University of Stockton have stated that Hydrogen Peroxide the active ingredient used whitening strips can damage the protein-rich dentin tissue found beneath the enamel.

Unlike the other studies which have focussed on dentin, the team demonstrated that major protein in dentin is converted to smaller fragments when treated to hydrogen peroxide.

The team had found that treatment with hydrogen peroxide concentrations similar to those in whitening strips is enough to make the collagen disappear The findings were presented during the 2019 Experimental Biology meeting held in Orlando, Florida