Most of us wouldn’t mind having whiter teeth and a brighter smile. And with all of the products available promising whiter teeth in little time, it seems pretty attainable. But when it comes to whitening your teeth, can something as simple as switching to whitening toothpaste really do the trick? While whitening toothpastes may do just that, they could also be damaging your teeth if you’re not careful.
How Whitening Toothpaste Can Damage Your Teeth
Our teeth become stained over time thanks in part to different foods, coffee, tea, smoking and the like. While whitening toothpastes work to remove these stains, some brands may be more abrasive than others or contain tiny particles that remove stains by scratching the surface of your enamel. While these types of toothpaste may be able to whiten your teeth, overusing them can cause damage to your teeth. When your enamel is frequently exposed to abrasive surfaces, it can wear away. Unfortunately, once your enamel is gone, it is gone forever.
How Can I Whiten My Teeth Without Damaging Them?
If you aren’t ready to forgo whitening toothpaste entirely, there are ways you can use the toothpaste with minimal damage. Try switching out your toothbrush for a brush with soft bristles. Soft bristle toothbrushes will cut down on the abrasiveness of whitening toothpaste. Consider using whitening toothpaste every other day or two, alternating with regular toothpaste.
Get a White Smile With Daxon Dentistry!
If you want to whiten your teeth without any damage, visit the professionals at Daxon Dentistry. We offer various teeth whitening procedures, which can be performed in-office or at home.
In-Office Teeth Whitening: Our in-office teeth whitening is great for those who want to jump-start their bleaching process. The process typically only takes one 30-minute session followed by bleaching trays you can do at home.
At-Home Teeth Whitening: If whitening your teeth at home is more convenient for you, then we can create a custom fit tray that will allow you to whiten your teeth when it fits your schedule.