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Do Whitening Toothpastes actually whiten teeth?

Do whitening toothpastes actually whiten teeth?

Toothpastes that claim to whiten your teeth are all the craze these days. My girlfriends are always asking me which whitening toothpaste is best. I will fill you in on a little secret.

Whitening toothpaste can appear to whiten teeth by removing surface stains, such as those caused by drinking coffee, wine, or smoking. However, whitening toothpastes don’t change the natural color of your teeth. They simply remove surface stains making your teeth appear whiter. If it were only that easy.

Tooth-whitening products that actually change the color of your natural teeth contain peroxide and have to be on the teeth for a certain amount of time. To remove surface stains, whitening toothpaste typically includes:

  • Special abrasives that gently polish the teeth
  • Chemicals that help break down or dissolve stain
  • Some whitening toothpastes contain the chemical blue covarine, which adheres to the surface of the teeth and creates an optical illusion that can make teeth appear less yellow.

Although whitening toothpastes are typically designed to maximize cleaning and minimize wear on tooth enamel, be careful to follow manufacturer recommendations. Some toothpastes are simply to abrasive and can do damage to the enamel on your teeth.

If you’re considering using a whitening toothpaste, look for a brand that has a seal of approval from a reputable dental organization — such as the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance. This seal indicates that the toothpaste is safe and effective at removing surface stains.

If you’re not satisfied with the effects of whitening toothpaste here at PreDentive we can help you find a whitening produce that is right for you. One that can actually change the color of your natural tooth.

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