PCT No. PCT/CN97/00004 Sec. 371 Date Sep. 17, 1998 Sec. 102(e) Date Sep. 17, 1998 PCT Filed Jan. 20, 1997 PCT Pub. No. WO97/25968 PCT Pub. Date Jul. 24, 1997The invention relates to a tooth-whitening varnish composition, comprising 6-20% of carbamide peroxide, 2-9% of film forming agent and 77-88% of volatile organic solvent, based on the total weight of the composition. The volatile organic solvent is selected from ether, ethylacetate, ethyl alcohol, or acetone. The film forming agent is artificial or natural material selected from cellulose, polyvinyl, butyral, coumarone resin or shellac. The composition can rapidly form films on dry tooth surfaces, and a remarkable tooth-whitening effect can be obtained.