Here’s my answer: Teeth whitening toothpaste will NOT bleach teeth.
These types of toothpastes are an inexpensive way to get rid of some surface stains from your teeth. They contain mild abrasives that may remove minor stains as well as chemicals that are not found in traditional toothpastes. In some people, these chemicals help create a temporary look of whiter teeth – which fades as soon as food or drink is consumed.
Generally speaking, any staining beyond the surface of your teeth – which most of us have – stays put while whitening toothpaste is used. The only way to properly remove deep stains and get a long-lasting look of whiter teeth is with professional teeth whitening treatments, which is done right here in my office. DIY home-whitening kits don’t work all that well either – at least not without considerable money, time, and effort.
I can have your teeth looking great in as little as one quick office visit. Or, I can customize a teeth-whitening treatment for you to do righ
t at home. After your treatment is done, THEN I would recommend using a teeth whitening toothpaste as way to retain your white smile.
Unlike a professional treatment, teeth whitening toothpaste is simply not a cost-effective option for getting whiter teeth. Talk to us about setting up a cosmetic dentistry consultation at your next appointment. Or, if you are a new patient, give us a call!