Carbamide peroxide

July 30, 2007
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Carbamide peroxide is a combination of urea and hydrogen peroxide that is widely used at low concentrations (~10%) to whiten teeth. Upon contact with water, oxygen is released, providing the bleaching (oxidizing) power.

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