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Teeth Whitening Toothpaste

Many people are looking at teeth whitening toothpaste for dental hygiene as well as for a way to whiten their smile. Here are some information on how they work and their effectiveness as a teeth whitener.

Teeth Whitening Toothpaste
Among the various dental care products on the store shelves, teeth whitening toothpaste occupies a prominent place. It has a great demand among consumers because of the fact that it is easy to use, cheap and can be used quite frequently and regularly. However, does it really guarantee the bright white smile that the advertisements show?

For that we shall first need to understand about how teeth whitening toothpastes work.

How does Teeth Whitening Toothpastes Work?

There are two types of whitening methods used in these whitening toothpastes.

  1. The first type is abrasion, where mild abrasives are used to remove the debris on the teeth to expose the cleaner, whiter surface underneath.

  2. The second type is bleaching, where peroxides are added in the toothpastes to help improved (whitened) the internal color of the teeth by bringing about a chemical change.

For toothpaste that contains peroxides, some claim to have a dual action of abrasion as well as bleaching. However, the truth is many such toothpastes have very low concentration of hydrogen peroxide to really have any whitening effect on a stained tooth.

In general, most teeth whitening toothpastes work purely through the abrasion process.

These teeth whitening toothpaste has products such as aluminum oxide, hydrated silica, calcium carbonate or dicalcium phosphate dihydrate. These are rough molecules which can cause a scraping kind of action on the teeth when brushed onto them. This removes all the debris on the teeth and cleanses the surface. This is what teeth whitening toothpaste actually does – it abrades the surface of the teeth so that a whiter surface is exposed.

Is Teeth Whitening Toothpaste Effective?

The effectiveness of teeth whitening toothpaste will depend on the way it is used and the types of teeth stains you're trying to remove.

Practically, teeth whitening toothpaste cannot bleach or whiten your teeth but it is very effective for removing mild surface stains on the teeth or help maintain the whiteness of the teeth after a dental cleaning procedure.

After a few weeks of the cleaning, stains begin to appear on the teeth and plaque may begin to collect. At such times, the abrasive materials of the toothpaste can provide significant cleansing action. A teeth whitening toothpaste can also be very efficient in removing newly formed stains on teeth such as those caused by coffee, smoking or other such substances.

Crest Whitening Extra Whitening Toothpaste with Tartar Protection

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ADA Accepted (America Dental Association®) Crest Whitening Extra Whitening Toothpaste has been found to be a safe and effective decay-preventive dentifrice that can be of significant value when used as directed in a conscientiously applied program of oral hygiene and regular professional care. It has been shown to whiten teeth by removing surface stains and helps bring the natural whiteness of your teeth come through.

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Teeth Whitening - In The News

CNN

Teeth Whitening Number One Request From Patients

"According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, teeth whitening is the number one request from patients between the ages of 20 and 50. And more than a billion dollars a year is spent on the procedure."


Fox News

Blinded by the White: Teeth Go Beyond Pearly

"Other celebs including Jon Bon Jovi, Oprah Winfrey, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Jessica Simpson, Nick Lachey, Britney Spears, Cheryl Hines, Eva Longoria and Tom Cruise - plus many more - have gleaming white smiles as a result of bleaching..."