Do Whitening Toothpastes Damage Teeth?
Brushing with a toothpaste formulated for whitening is a simple way to gradually brighten your smile or continue your professional teeth whitening treatments. However, this type of toothpaste contains mild abrasives to break it up, remove stains and achieve whitening results. Additionally, some people experience increased tooth sensitivity as a result of brushing with whitening toothpaste.
So naturally, people often wonder if regular use of whitening toothpaste can actually damage teeth and enamel, leading to tooth decay and other oral health problems.
Is Whitening Toothpaste Safe for Teeth?
Whitening toothpastes are designed to remove surface stains with certain chemicals and abrasives. Yes, while they can remove discoloration, it’s also possible that if you use them too often, they can thin your enamel and lead to tooth sensitivity and even more discoloration. Remember that once you’ve lost some of your enamel, it never comes back, so you want to do everything you can to protect and strengthen your enamel.
It’s important to brush using a soft-bristled toothbrush to make sure it’s clean and follow the manufacturer’s instructions on how to use the whitening toothpaste. As an extra precaution, we recommend that you consult a specialist dentist before starting the whitening product you are considering using so they can advise you on whether it is safe to use.
You can try numerous over-the-counter whitening products and perhaps find one that provides good whitening results. Or, instead of risking time, money and enamel health, why not entrust your teeth to a professional care? Professional teeth whitening offers a way to significantly increase the shine of your teeth without potentially compromising your dental health, as the entire treatment will be supervised by a specialist.
Professional Teeth Whitening at Dentsuadiye
Whitening toothpaste provides gradual whitening, but at our clinic, our patients can enjoy same-day results with professional teeth whitening treatments.
If you want a whiter and brighter smile, but don’t want to wait for your whitening toothpaste to show results, we recommend that you make a teeth whitening appointment at our clinic. Our dentist can advise you on the types of results you can expect from professional teeth whitening treatments, as well as provide guidance on treating tooth sensitivity while protecting your enamel with in-office fluoride treatments.
We invite you to contact Dentsuadiye today to learn more and schedule an appointment with your brighter smile.