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By Rochester Dental
January 27, 2015
Category: Dental Hygiene
Tags: Toothpaste  

If you're looking for a beautifully white smile, but aren't sure that you can afford to visit a Troy dentist for professional grade tooth whitening, you might be considering a whitening toothpaste as a more affordable and convenient alternative. After all, the commercials often make it sound as though whitening toothpastes work just as well. Do they?

The truth is, the whitening toothpastes that you can purchase over-the-counter at your local grocery or drug store are never going toVeneers work as well the professional whitening treatments you can get when you visit your local Troy dentist, at Rochester Dental.

While some whitening toothpastes can make your teeth appear a little whiter, they do come with several limitations. For example, over-the-counter whitening toothpastes contain ingredients that aren't nearly as strong as the ingredients you'll find in the products your Troy dentist can use. As a result, you often have to use whitening toothpastes for a much longer amount of time in order to see any results. When you visit a dentist for professional tooth whitening, however, you can see impressive results in as little as one visit.

Whitening toothpastes also don't address the cause of the tooth discoloration. While whitening toothpastes are more effective on surface stains caused by poor oral hygiene or consumables that stain, they cannot treat stains that are caused by tooth decay and they are not effective on veneers or bridges. In order to treat these types of stains and surfaces, you will need to visit your dentist for professional whitening.

One thing many people do not realize is that some whitening toothpastes contain ingredients that only make the teeth look whiter. While the shade seems lighter, it really only appears to be lighter, and the results don't last. Furthermore, some whitening toothpastes also contain ingredients that damage and wear away at the enamel.

While whitening toothpastes may seem like a more affordable and convenient choice, the truth is that you get what you pay for. For a beautifully white smile that will last, visit your Troy dentist at Rochester dental.