I’ve been thinking about getting a whitening toothpaste, but wondered if they were at all useful. Any thoughts?
Amanda L. – Alabama
It depends on what you’re wanting to get out of the toothpaste. Most whitening toothpastes will do a good job of removing surface stains, but they will not get the stains that are beneath the surface of your teeth. For that, you will need professional teeth whitening.
There are generally two kinds:
- In-office whitening: Although Zoom is popular, Dr. Cha prefers KöR® Deep Bleaching™ because it doesn’t dry out your teeth or make them sensitive like Zoom. You go into the dentists office for about two hours and leave with brilliantly white teeth.
- At-home teeth whitening: If you want a more gradual tooth whitening or want to control the level of whitening, then I’d recommend this method. You were some whitening trays at your convenience for a minimum of twenty minutes daily and keep doing it until you’ve reached the level of whitening you’re hoping for.
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