Nobody wants a dull, yellow smile. There are plenty of toothpaste on the market that claim to whiten your teeth during your regular brushing sessions. But are these toothpastes actually effective? Keep reading to learn the facts about teeth whitening.
Why are my Teeth Yellow?
To understand the best way to whiten your teeth, it’s important to first understand why your teeth look dull in the first place. Drinking beverages like soft drinks, tea, and coffee can all affect the color of your teeth. Smoking cigarettes can also make your teeth appear yellow. Some people also just naturally have darker teeth.
Using a Whitening Toothpaste
If you have surface stains as a result of your lifestyle, whitening toothpaste may be effective. These toothpaste usually contain small amounts of peroxide or other whitening agents that remove stains and subtly brighten your teeth over time. Just be sure to look for a whitening toothpaste with the ADA seal to make sure you are getting a dentist-recommended product.
Need Something Stronger?
Sometimes, whitening toothpaste just aren’t enough. This is especially true for people whose natural teeth are a darker shade of white. In these cases, professional teeth whitening is the safest and most effective way to get a whiter smile. During a whitening session, your dentist will use a professional-grade whitening agent for a noticeably whiter smile after just one treatment.
Interested in professional teeth whitening? Call Waller Dental at 936-372-2673. You can also book your appointment online!