Do you feel that your smile is looking somewhat dull and discoloured? If so, you may be wondering if whitening toothpaste can help to whiten your teeth and brighten your smile. Here's a little about these toothpastes and how to whiten your teeth effectively.
People have turned to a variety of methods for cleaning and brightening their teeth over the centuries.
Today there are countless products that claim to remove stains and whiten our teeth. But before you spend your money it's important to find out which products will give you the best results.
A solution containing hydrogen peroxide is necessary in order to actually whiten teeth. That's why many whitening toothpastes contain peroxide. That said, the actual amount of peroxide in these toothpastes is very small, meaning that many of these toothpastes are no more effective at whitening teeth than regular toothpastes.
Although whitening toothpastes may not actually whiten teeth, thoroughly brushing with these toothpastes can help to remove surface stains and make your teeth look whiter.
One effective way to improve the appearance of your smile is by controlling tartar buildup.
Tartar is a yellowish hard material that can gradually build up on teeth as a result of poor oral hygiene. Brush thoroughly twice a day using whichever toothpaste you prefer, floss daily and visit your dentist every 6 months to prevent this yellow buildup.
It's important to note that the overall appearance and health your smile will likely be affected more by your oral hygiene routine than the type of toothpaste you choose.
If your teeth are looking stained and discoloured, visit your your dentist for a professional cleaning and to discuss effective whitening treatments which can help to brighten your smile.