Any toothpaste you use will help to remove surface stains from tooth enamel with the use of mild abrasives. However, there are some toothpastes that are specially designed to whiten teeth. Some toothpastes contain chemical agents and polishing agents that break through stains more effectively, but don’t contain any hydrogen peroxide. Other over-the-counter and professional whitening toothpastes that contain hydrogen peroxide will help remove surface stains and stains that are deeper in the tooth.
While these whitening toothpastes can help whiten teeth a shade or two over time and are effective in removing surface stains like those from coffee or red wine, you can achieve the greatest transformation by having your dentist professionally whiten your teeth. Light-activated whitening done in your dentist’s office can make your teeth up to eight shades lighter.
DentaLux offers to ways to brighten your smile:
1hr in office– Professional whitening systems such as ZOOM and Sapphire Teeth whitening are offered to have your teeth 6 shades whiter in just one visit. Most patients may experience sensitivity for the first 24-72 hours post treatment. Sensodyne toothpaste is recommended for ease of sensitivity.
Take home bleaching trays– Professional take-home whitening kits that are customized to your mouth. A custom bleaching tray is fabricated by taking an accurate mold of your teeth and is later filled with the bleaching content by the patient. It is usually worn several minutes, to an hour, depending on the system used.
Have more questions about teeth whitening? Contact the professionals at DentaLux today.
Delores Lyon says
Thanks for sharing this! I had no idea that it was hydrogen peroxide that got rid of the stains. It also looks like if you really want to get your teeth white, you should use professional teeth whitening, and not the toothpaste. You really do get what you pay for!