Health : which options for which needs?
Teeth whitening is a process of lightening the color of the teeth. Having become very popular in recent years, such a procedure helps in particular to beautify one’s smile and to fight against the effects of aging but also of prolonged contact with certain substances, such as tobacco and coffee. It is also effective in case of discoloration related to certain medical interventions. In the past, reserved for specialists in the oral and dental field, this procedure is now easy to perform at home. To practice it correctly and obtain the best results, it is advisable to choose the products to use according to your needs. In this post, we say more about tooth whitening based on phthalimidoperoxycaproic acid (PAP) and charcoal powder. To find out more, it’s just below!
Teeth based whitening phthalimidoperoxycaproic acid (PAP) for in-depth results
Phthalimidoperoxycaproic acid (PAP) is a new product that was launched on the markets in Europe in 2019. It is a synthetic peracid used to restore moderate discolorations. Today it is an attractive option in terms of tooth whitening. Its main advantage is that it can replace products containing hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. The latter two substances were heretofore widely used as agents with a whitening effect but were also associated with a risk for the enamel, in particular following prolonged use.
PAP appears as a white, odorless, crystalline powder. Soluble in water, it has a strong oxidizing effect, without posing a risk of weakening the tooth enamel.
PAP is an ingredient in gels that can be purchased on their own or as a dental whitening kit. Some of these gels are enriched with natural ingredients, like coconut oil, aloe vera and grapefruit extracts. These ingredients have whitening, calming and anti-bacterial effects respectively. They work in depth, helping to attack stains on the inside of the tooth.
Charcoal powder, a natural option to gently polish the surface of the teeth
Charcoal powder is another great option for those who want to try teeth whitening at home. Entirely natural, this solution is ideal for those who do not want a deep treatment.