Do Whitening Toothpastes Work?

The majority of whitening toothpastes that can be found in the generic toothpaste aisle of your local stores may contain mild chemical agents or polishing agents that offer stain removal. Whitening toothpastes are only effective in helping to remove surface stains.

Professional whitening products and those only available over-the-counter contain hydrogen peroxide that helps to remove stains on the tooth surface as well as those stains located deep in the tooth. Please understand that none of these products can come close to producing the bleaching effect you get from your dentistâ??s office attained through power bleaching or chair-side bleaching.

Whitening toothpastes can typically lighten your toothâ??s colour by approximately one shade. Light-activated whitening conducted in your dentistâ??s office can make your teeth appear anywhere from 3 to 8 shades lighter!

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