Whitening Toothpaste….Fact or Fiction?

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Ever try a whitening toothpaste, hoping for the best, but ending up disappointed when you don’t get the results you were expecting?

There are lots of options to whiten your teeth these days, from over the counter treatments, to professional treatments at a dental office. The easiest and least expensive, of course, are the whitening toothpastes offered at your local drugstore. But do they really change the color of your teeth to a whiter shade? Or are you wasting your time and money?

Every toothpaste claims to whiten your teeth. But how do you know if they whiten your teeth or not?

The truth is, you don’t.

Some claim it’s the main thing they do, implying that they are better than the rest. Others claim to help your gums, prevent decay, etc., as well as whiten your teeth.

But here’s the thing: it is impossible for toothpaste, which is making contact with your teeth for seconds, to have any effect whatsoever on the color of your tooth enamel.

I know…it’s disappointing.

The toothpaste manufacturers have defined  “whiten” to mean, “remove stain,” which is completely different than your definition. You are looking for a color change—not a stain removal.

The only true whitening agent is Carbamide Peroxide which, again, must remain in contact with your teeth for hours, not seconds like a toothpaste.

The only way to truly whiten your teeth is by using custom-made trays that are thin and comfortable. The trays will hold the whitening material in contact with the teeth long enough to change them to a whiter color, which makes the teeth (and you!) look younger in appearance.

It’s safe, too: millions of people have used this method to whiten their teeth with no adverse effects to the enamel or any other tooth structure.

If you’d like to learn more about whitening your teeth the right way, call me for a complimentary consultation. I will be happy to discuss any concerns you may have about whitening your teeth, and I’ll guide you through the whitening process. I can fit you with the custom trays and provide a safe Carbamide Peroxide whitening agent that will safely whiten your teeth, enhance your smile, and give you a more youthful appearance. Together, we’ll achieve the smile you desire!

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