Is Whitening Toothpaste Safe For Daily Use?


Hello, I’m Dr. Grey Kantor here with Kantor Dental Group, aesthetic dentistry and implantology.

Today, I’d like to talk about whitening toothpaste and how I think it’s pretty darn bad for your teeth. Whitening toothpaste, the only reason they call it whitening is because the increase is abrasively. They make it sand down your teeth a little bit more than your regular toothpaste.

A regular toothpaste still has a little bit of abrasive in it and that gets off the surface stains. While a whitening toothpaste has, is more abrasive and takes off, yes, more surface stain. But if used regularly will also take off more of your enamel. Especially after eating something like oranges or anything acidic.

So, my suggestion is to use regular toothpaste and you’ll get the surface stains removed when you go see your dentist. They’ll use that little spinning cup that they put the paste in and then they rub on your teeth. That’s where we take off the surface stains. And doing that once in a while is okay but a daily use of an abrasive toothpaste such as any whitening toothpaste or even toothpaste like activated charcoal. Activated charcoal is again taking off surface stains and you know highly abrasive. So, it makes your teeth look whiter, initially, but is damaging your teeth in the long run.

So, I don’t suggest any whitening toothpaste, activated charcoal or anything like that. Just get your teeth cleaned regularly by a dentist which is the healthiest and safest way to keep your smile white.

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