Did you know that whitening toothpaste is far too abrasive?
For a start, in addition to the fact that they cost far more than normal toothpaste, these tooth-whitening pastes don’t actually make your teeth any whiter…. they simply remove surface staining that’s caused by things like coffee and red wine.
Only a few years ago, a national newspaper conducted an experiment with six women in their 30s and 40s, which confirmed exactly what the scientific literature has demonstrated for many years. They each tried out a different brand of tooth-whitening paste for a month. At the end of the study not one woman saw an iota of difference in the colour of her teeth!
More importantly, these pastes can actively harm your teeth. They often contain microgranules, which act as abrasive agents to remove the surface stains from the tooth enamel.
If you’re using them twice a day, every day, they can also end up wearing down the enamel on your teeth . That’s when sensitivity to hot and cold food and drinks begins — and how you end up without glazed porcelain on your implants!
Always seek advice from the experts!