Do whitening toothpastes work?

Do whitening toothpastes work?

Thinking about trying a whitening toothpaste to brighten the shade of your teeth? You might be wondering if whitening toothpastes work, and whether they can help make your smile as bright as it used to be. Today, our Surrey dentists explain how you can achieve and maintain a white smile. 

You’ve likely noticed your teeth have naturally darkened with age. Plus, many foods and beverages you enjoy may have stained your teeth? What to do? If your smile isn’t as white as you’d prefer, you might consider trying a whitening toothpaste as a way to restore your teeth to their former whiteness.

While many different toothpastes are available at your local drug store, you may be wondering if any of them are worth trying. Our dentists share some insights.

Whitening Toothpastes

Hydrogen peroxide is one key ingredient when it comes to whitening the colour of your teeth. While many whitening toothpastes do have this, they often do not contain enough hydrogen peroxide to be very effective. This means they may not be more effective at whitening your teeth than regular toothpaste.

However, this does not mean that whitening toothpastes are a waste of your time and money. Many of these toothpastes also contain abrasive ingredients that may effectively help clear surface stains from your teeth, helping to improve the appearance of your smile.

Maintain a Bright & Healthy Smile With Oral Hygiene

To maintain a bright, healthy smile, it’s essential to brush twice daily for two minutes each time. By brushing thoroughly with your preferred toothpaste before flossing once per day, you’re developing a great at-home oral hygiene routine.

Yellow Tartar Buildup Will Dull Your Smile

Throughout the day, plaque naturally builds up and sticks to our teeth. If it’s not removed with thorough brushing and flossing each day, it will harden into tartar (calculus) and leave an unpleasant yellow residue on your teeth. This can also cause some serious oral health issues.

If you’re aiming to keep your smile healthy and bright, it’s critical to brush away plaque twice daily, keep tartar from building up and see your dentist for regular cleanings.

Professional Teeth Whitening

If you need some help restoring your teeth to their whiter appearance, professional teeth whitening may be for you. We may be able to enhance the colour of your natural tooth enamel — and the beauty of your smile — with this non-invasive dental treatment.

The 3 steps to the professional teeth whitening process here at ProActive Dental Studio include:

  • See your dentist to be fitted for custom whitening trays.
  • Return to your dentist to pick up your professional whitening solution, instructions and trays.
  • Use the whitening system at home over the course of several days.

Would you like to learn how you can help improve the overall appearance of your smile? Contact your Surrey Vancouver dentist at ProActive Dental Studio today. We can book a consultation to provide personalized advice. 

Contact ProActive Dental Studio today, and get on the path to a brighter, healthier smile!