How Do Teeth Whitening Solutions Actually Work?

So, you want whiter teeth, but you’re not sure if it’s right for you. After all, how does teeth whitening actually work? Is it safe? What will the results look like?


Well, we’re here to answer these questions and direct you to the whitening solution that will work the best for you.


Another question you might have is: are all teeth whitening solutions the same? There are lots of different ways to whiten your teeth, including:

  • whitening strips
  • whitening toothpaste
  • activated charcoal powders
  • professional whitening done in a dentist’s office
  • gel-whitening kits you can do at home


How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

In short, every teeth whitening solution uses chemicals to treat your teeth—and while they will make your teeth whiter, some of these chemicals can be harmful to your gums and teeth in the long run.


Hydrogen peroxide is one of the most common ingredients in teeth whitening solutions. While it is effective and might seem safe, hydrogen peroxide (and other peroxide products) can wear away the enamel on your teeth, resulting in sensitive teeth and gums.


Choose a Safe, Sensitive Peroxide-Free Teeth Whitening Products

The Cambridge Whites Professional Home Teeth Whitening Kit is peroxide-free and vegan. It’s easy to use and understand. First, you’ll wait for your kit to come in the mail. Then, you can follow the instructions provided, which will direct you to:

  • apply the whitening gel to the trays
  • place the trays securely around your teeth
  • activate the gel with the LED light
  • and wait for whiter teeth


Our whitening kit works by using ingredients that are tough on stains but gentle on your teeth and gums. The chemicals in our teeth whitening gel work to whiten teeth once the LED light shines and activates the gel. The best results come from regular use combined with standard dental hygiene.