The Problem with Whitening Toothpaste

There are many toothpastes available in the dental aisle that advertise an ability to whiten your teeth as they brush. Some people consider these an economical alternative to a professional whitening treatment at their dentist’s office. However, the unfortunate truth is that a whitening toothpaste is probably doing more harm than good.

If you have one of the so-called “whitening toothpastes”, take a close look at its packaging. The fine print likely qualifies that it whitens “by removing surface stains”. This means that it only serves to remove stains before they set, doing nothing to remove long-standing stains. Indeed, anything with the power to remove pigmentation from your enamel is going to require more time than an average tooth brushing to have any significant effect, and may be too abrasive for your sensitive gums.

When you want to have your teeth whitened, your best option is to visit our Bellevue dentistry clinic for a customized, professional treatment. Under the eye of a professional, you can enjoy effective, lasting results while minimizing any damage to your teeth or gums.