Will whitening toothpastes really whiten my teeth?

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Will whitening toothpastes really whiten my teeth?

If you feel that your smile isn't as bright as you'd like it to be, you may be wondering if whitening toothpaste can help. Here's more from our Delta dentist on whether whitening toothpastes will brighten your smile.


People have always searched for ways to make their smiles more attractive. Throughout the decades people have used numerous methods for cleaning and brightening their teeth.

Today there are an enormous number of products that claim to remove stains and whiten our teeth, but do they actually work?

Solutions must contain hydrogen peroxide in order to actually whiten teeth, which is why peroxide is found in many whitening toothpastes. However, the amount of peroxide in these toothpastes is very small. Subsequently, these toothpastes do not tend to whiten teeth any better than regular toothpastes.

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

Controlling tartar buildup is key to improving the appearance of your smile.

As a result of a poor oral hygiene routine, a yellowish hard material called tartar can build up on teeth. To help prevent this yellow buildup from happening brush thoroughly for two minutes, twice daily, using whichever toothpaste you like best, and remember to floss every day.

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

If you're looking for an effective way to brighten your smile, contact your dentist to find out about professional whitening treatments. Your dentist can discuss the options that are available and help you to decide which whitening treatment is best for you. 

Contact our team of dental professionals at Surdel Dental Centre 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.