Even if you brush and floss your teeth on a daily basis, you can’t always prevent stains from forming on your teeth. Foods containing highly-concentrated chromogens (color pigmentation) have a tendency to leave dark stains on your teeth. Depending on the depth of the stain, introducing a whitening toothpaste to your dental routine may be the solution to your problem.
Whitening toothpaste can remove discoloration caused by food and drink. Using a brand of whitening toothpaste with hydrogen peroxide additives is the best dental companion to keep your teeth white between dental cleanings. However, the concentration of peroxide whitening agents in these whitening toothpastes can only brighten teeth with minor surface stains.
Not all whitening toothpastes are created equal. To ensure the product you select is safe and efficient, look for the ADA Seal of Acceptance. You should always consult Dr. Nathalie Dowsett’s opinion regarding your search in case she has a special recommendation.
If your teeth have moderate or deep stains, they usually can’t be whitened by consumer grade products. Stains caused by smoking, trauma or enamel loss can only be addressed by a dental care professional. Fortunately, Dr. Nathalie Dowsett offers a customized bleaching kit to help you reach your goal safely and effectively.
For more information on whitening toothpaste, or to explore other whitening options, contact Dowsett Dental Health at 403.229.0510 and schedule a time to come see us. If you’re looking for a whiter smile in Calgary, Alberta, this is the perfect opportunity to get the smile you’ve always wanted.