Toothpastes with gritty components are fashionable, but are they safe?
There are only two ways to whiten your teeth,either by physically rubbing a layer off your enamel or chemically dissolving the stains!
But before using charcoal based toothpastes or any other grainy toothpastes, you should know that those products haven’t received the Seal of Acceptance by the American Dental Association, for many reasons:
1-they will deteriorate the enamel this will expose your teeth to decay faster and will cause sensitivity in the long run.
2-the abrasiveness of the toothpaste will cause irritation for the gum and the soft tissues in the mouth
3-they will harm the artificial restorations like veneers, crowns or bridges, implants and filling.
On the other hand if the toothpaste is chemically whitening your teeth then it is safer to use but for a limited time and with your dentist’s instructions!
The most common chemically used whitening gels are hydrogen and carbamide peroxide. So if your toothpaste contains one of these in a small percentage and it is an ADA-approved product it shall be safe.
However whitening toothpaste alone is not enough to take care of severe yellowing and deep teeth staining. If you have deep stains then you may need a professional teeth whitening treatment from Smile Studios Medical Center.
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GENERAL DENTAL PRACTITIONER