Will whitening toothpastes really whiten my teeth?

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Will whitening toothpastes really whiten my teeth?

If you want to whiten your teeth and brighten your smile, you may be wondering if whitening toothpastes will work for you.


Over the decades people have used a variety of methods for cleaning and brightening their teeth.

Today we can choose from an enormous number of products that claim to remove stains and whiten our teeth, but do they really work?

In order to actually whiten teeth a solution containing hydrogen peroxide is necessary, that's why many whitening toothpastes contain peroxide. The amount of peroxide in these toothpastes is very small however, which means that many of these toothpastes do not whiten teeth any more than regular toothpastes do.

Nonetheless, while whitening toothpastes may not actually whiten teeth, thoroughly brushing with these toothpastes may remove surface stains and help to make your teeth appear whiter.

One key way to improve the appearance of your smile is by controlling tartar buildup.

Tartar is a yellowish hard material that builds up on teeth as a result of a poor oral hygiene routine. Prevent this yellow buildup by brushing thoroughly for two minutes, twice daily using whichever toothpaste you like best and remember to floss daily.

Typically, the health and appearance of your smile will be affected more by your oral hygiene routine than the type of toothpaste you choose.

If your teeth are looking dull and discoloured, effective whitening treatments are available from your dentist.

Contact our team of dental professionals at Guildford Dental to schedule an appointment. Your dentist can provide you with information on whitening options and help you decide which is the right choice for you. 

From Our Team

  • Visiting the dentist twice a year for a cleaning and checkup will help you reduce the risk of developing oral health problems in the long run.
    - Dr. Felix Zhang

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