The chemistry behind teeth whitening
Today’s Video of the Day is part of the Reactions series from the American Chemical Society, and describes how hydrogen peroxide is the secret weapon behind teeth whitening.
While researchers have found that all peroxide-based teeth whitening products are safe to use, the fastest way to whiten teeth is at the dentist’s office. Dentists use a much higher concentration of hydrogen peroxide, which penetrates the enamel to break down complex molecules and remove stains from teeth.
Video Credit: American Chemical Society