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Are Whitening Toothpaste Truly Effective?

Posted on 6/21/2021 by Dagon Jones DDS
Are Whitening Toothpaste Truly Effective?A lot of people are unsure how effective whitening toothpaste is. There are a lot of myths floating around that say that whitening toothpaste is just a marketing gimmick and that it only damages your teeth.
Let's us find out if there is any truth to this.

The Truth About Whitening Treatment

Whitening toothpaste does work and it can clean and brighten your teeth when used correctly. When used twice a day, it can take two to six weeks for your teeth to become noticeable brighter. Some products also contain blue covarine, which can give you instant results.

Although this product has been made to clean your teeth effectively, it should only be used as per directions.

Tooth whitening toothpaste also has certain limitations. Here are some of them:

•  Whitening toothpaste only works on external surface stains that are caused by consuming food with high pigmentation, including blackberries, coffee, red wine, and cola. The gentle granules found in the toothpaste can scrub away these stains without damaging the enamel leaving your teeth whiter.
•  Whitening toothpaste is not a permanent or long-term solution for stained teeth. That’s because it cannot reach the stains that discolor your dentin or the inner layer of your teeth.
•  Whitening toothpaste also cannot change the natural color of your teeth. Contrary to popular belief, not all teeth are perfectly white. The color of your teeth is determined by the enamel, the dentin, and the pellicle layer that forms a film over your teeth right after your brush them. Even after you brush away the stains on the surface of the teeth, the color of the other two layers remains the same.

What Can You Do To Whiten Your Teeth?

If you want a pearly white smile, there are plenty of other options [[[CLIENTEX:DOCNAME1]] and our doctors at Davis Dental Practice can offer you. These include in-office whitening procedures that can yield excellent results and brighten your teeth up to seven shades.

If you have intrinsic stains that do not respond well to teeth whitening procedures, you can also invest in tooth bonding or veneers which can cover the discoloration in your teeth.

At Davis Dental Practice, we can help you decide whether tooth whitening toothpaste is a good option for you or if another whitening treatment would be more effective. Call us today at (530) 756-5300 to schedule an appointment with us.

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