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Generic superoxol is available at many chemical supply stores. Union Broach sells single-dose bottles.
is a 35% hydrogen peroxide material in a red gel.
is a 35% carbmide peroxide for office use.
(Shofu) has a light-cured color indicator that changes during bleaching that some clinicians find useful. Starbrite (Stardent Labs) contains a thickening agent to help control placement.
10% Carbamide peroxides are the only products with ADA approval. Most contain a thickening agent (e.g., carbopol): The first in common use was
(Reed & Carnrick, 201-981-0070, 800-526-3021). Others followed as
(Cura Pharmaceutical, 904-725-8447),
(Den-Mat). In the bleaching market there are about a dozen similar, effective products (all 10% carbamide peroxides) containing varying amounts of thickening agents. Many products are available in different concentrations, such as
(Ultradent) which comes in 10%, 15% and 20% carbamide peroxide concentrations.
(American Dental Hygienics) and others are also available. Higher concentrations are more irritating and should be used in trays that do not contact tissue.
(Colgate) uses a different chemistry that is equally effective.
Thermaknife (Buffalo) can be used to trim trays.
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