Free shipping on all domestic orders over $39

Teeth whiteners safer than orange juice say scientists

July 2, 2009 Reviewed by Marta 0 Comments
If, like me, you read Copley's review of Target's Whitening Strips and after thinking OMG I need to buy these right now immediately had a flutter of anxiety (it can't be healthy to put bleach in your mouth), rest assured and whiten with impunity. Concentrations of hydrogen peroxide (at 6%) used in professional and over the counter teeth whitening processes don’t cause significant changes to tooth enamel, according to researchers at the University of Rochester.

On the other hand, the researchers found that drinking acidic fruit juices every day can have significant negative effects on the hardness and the roughness of tooth enamel. After 20 minutes of daily exposure for five days to eBright Tooth Whitening Accelerator (6% hydrogen peroxide) provided by Beyond Dental Health, which part funded the study, surface hardness was reduced by 5.6%. However, compared to 20 minutes exposure to orange juice which reduced surface enamel by an exraordinary 84.4%, the researchers concluded the teeth whitening was insignificant.

Fluoride does seem to protect against the effects of teeth whitening treatments, but not against the assault of acidic soft drinks unless at high concentrations.

Join the discussion! Leave a comment below.

My Comment

Add a comment...

-or- Cancel Comment
* Required Fields
truth in aging's five best

Truth In Aging's Five Best

The very best to choose from for your skin concerns.

Read More

truth in aging videos

Truth In Aging Videos

Helpful how-tos and reviews from Marta and friends.

Watch Now

meet our contributors

Meet Our Contributors

The TIA community consists of our trusted reviewers.

Meet Them

be inspired

Be Inspired

Inspiring thoughts and women who are aging gracefully.

Read More