March 24, 2022
A common prejudice that comes up again and again when it comes to “bleaching” concerns tooth enamel. Tooth whitening products are bad for the tooth enamel and would damage the teeth in the long term. Today we want to take a closer look at this prejudice.
Tooth enamel is the outermost protective layer of our teeth. It protects the teeth from harmful bacteria and harmful acids that can get into the mouth through eating. The tooth is also protected from mechanical wear. Tooth enamel has an average thickness of 2,5 millimeters and is one of the hardest substances in the human body. So it seems understandable that many are concerned about their tooth enamel and want to protect it.
The reason for the exceptional hardness is a fluorine compound called hydroxyapatite. This crystalline material is the reason that water-soluble substances such as fluoride can penetrate the tooth enamel. Fluoride then in turn penetrates the tooth and hardens into fluoride apatite, which is much harder. This is the main reason why fluoride is also used in toothpastes.
In addition to these mineral compounds, the tooth enamel also consists of the so-called tooth enamel epidermis. This cuticle is brushed away when you brush your teeth and has to form anew every time. Like tooth enamel, it has a protective and repairing function.
Reports keep coming up that bleaching with hydrogen peroxide causes lasting damage to tooth enamel and that would increase the sensitivity of the teeth. That's true, but only to a limited extent. The decisive factor for the sensitivity of the teeth is the concentration of hydrogen peroxide. If this is highly concentrated, an application with hydrogen peroxide increases the sensitivity of the teeth in the long term. In addition, there is increasing evidence of demineralization of tooth enamel.
However, these facts do not apply at a low concentration of the bleaching agent hydrogen peroxide. At OnlySmile, for example, we only use 0,1% hydrogen peroxide. When used correctly, this concentration is far too low to cause lasting damage to tooth enamel. That concludes our bleaching sets safe and pleasant to use when used correctly.
The safety and comfort of our customers is always our top priority at OnlySmile. Nevertheless, some customers may react to our products with increased sensitivity or pain. We therefore ask that you carefully check the ingredients for allergens and, in the event of symptoms, that you speak to your dentist for advice.
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April 30, 2022
Alcohol is a very popular and frequently used luxury food in Germany and in the rest of Europe. It comes in the form of wine, liqueurs, beer, liquor, whiskey and many other guises. Alcohol is often drunk to get into a relaxing and happy intoxication. It is well known that alcohol has numerous negative effects. Today we will talk about the special effect of alcohol on the oral flora and how it throws it off balance.
April 29, 2022
You have just tried our OnlySmile teeth whitening set and now you want your teeth to stay white for as long as possible. That's why you're wondering if there is a diet that will keep your teeth white and delay renewed discoloration for as long as possible. This diet actually exists and it willwhitening diet" called. Here you can find out what this bleaching diet looks like and how your teeth stay white.
April 28, 2022
Many people often complain about sensitive teeth. The simplest stimulus is enough to produce a flash of pain. Not infrequently, these symptoms are associated with great discomfort and bring with them a high level of suffering for the people affected. Today we will talk about the causes and solutions for pain-sensitive teeth.