In this video, Doctors Ben and Gary dive right into the hot topic of whitening toothpastes and why they do NOT recommend them to their patients!
Whitening toothpastes are actually more abrasive than traditional toothpastes, due to the increased amount of silicon in them.
Beware of those that whitening toothpastes that advertise "extra strength!" The more abrasive the toothpaste, the more harm it causes to your teeth.
Negative Effects of Whitening Toothpaste:
- wear/damage to tooth enamel over time
- causes sensitivity
- scratches on the teeth, caused by abrasion, make it easier for future stains to adhere
- possible gum recession
The Doctors compare the abrasive ingredient in whitening toothpaste to the "Comet" cleaning product but... for your teeth! Instead, the Doctors recommend using Ultra Soft toothbrushes and sticking to the classic toothpastes and/or Sensodyne (which contains even less of an abrasive index than traditional paste.)
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