Does whitening toothpaste actually whiten teeth?
That depends on what level of whitening results you are looking for. Tooth Whitening toothpaste typically can only whiten teeth slightly by removing the surface stains that are caused by drinking coffee, tea, wine or smoking for long periods of time. It is important to note that Tooth Whitening toothpastes won’t whiten teeth beyond their natural color, or remove any discoloration due to tooth damage, because the inner layer of the tooth, called dentin, naturally yellows with age, as well as, the use of certain medications or excessive fluoride, in fact, whitening toothpastes may even reveal that yellowing more. A better option for that type of yellowing would be to speak with your dentist and get a professional bleaching done. After that Whitening toothpastes are some what effective to help prolong and maintain the overall whitening results long after the bleaching treatment. READ MORE »