Web Desk: Researcher has found a new chemical to use for whitening teeth that will not damage your enamel.
Earlier, hydrogen peroxide was commonly used for teeth whitening treatment but it can make them more sensitive and wear them down.
Recent study suggests that modified form of the chemical ‘titanium dioxide’ could be an effective and are teeth whitener. It can also be used to whiten plastics, paper, paint, pills and toothpastes. Moreover, it is used in makeup to lighten up skin tones.
The chemical mixed with natural glue called polydopamine. The combined chemicals could be applied to teeth then activated under blue light. It gives the same whitening ability as hydrogen peroxide.
The teeth get discolored over time due to the stains from food and drinks. Therefore, whitening chemical, hydrogen peroxide, works by pulling the unwanted color back out. The process can damage a tooth’s enamel and can change the shape and appearance of teeth.
In the research study, the researchers used the modified titanium dioxide and put the new gel on teeth for four hours and found the whitening effect was similar to that of hydrogen peroxide but no damage was done to the teeth’s enamel.