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This Dentist Office Uses Carbamide Peroxide Strips to Whiten Teeth

By: Alyson Wyers - Published: Jun 25, 2014 • References: sugarfixdental and refinery29
Most women have probably heard of facial pore strips that help get a deeper clean, but what about carbamide peroxide pore strips for your teeth? According to Dr. Jessica Emery, dentist and owner of Sugar Fix Dental Loft in Chicago, pores in your teeth are made out of dentin, which is also what gives them their color. Similar to how pores in skin can get clogged, teeth tubules can get blocked with stains.

Rather than pluck dirt like pore strips do from skin, Dr. Emery's method dissolves impurities using carbamide peroxide gel instead of the traditional hydrogen peroxide. Carbamide peroxide also releases its teeth-whitening powers over time, continuing to whiten for up to 6 hours later, where as hydrogen peroxide stops as soon as it leaves your teeth.