Is Whitening Toothpaste Bad For Your Teeth

Would you love to have whiter teeth?  Most people would, and whitening toothpaste often seems like the easiest way to get them.  But is whitening toothpaste bad and is it permanently damaging your teeth? The answer is a resounding YES. 

While whitening toothpaste can remove extrinsic staining, which are stains on the outside of your teeth caused by tea, coffee, smoking, etc.,  many are abrasive and contain tiny particles which remove stains by scratching the surface of your enamel.  After scratching away the stained layer of your tooth, the layer below the stains starts to appear and your teeth look whiter.  

Don’t risk damaging your enamel! It’s important to never overuse these types of whitening toothpastes because they can remove the natural shine of your teeth. Once your enamel has been removed it will not grow back.  

Over time, loss of enamel can lead to tooth decay and many expensive dental procedures. This is why you should consult with the teeth whitening professionals at Perfect Smile Tulsa. We can help you get the smile you want the correct and more importantly, safe way. 

If you would like your smile to be whiter, come in to Perfect Smile Tulsa for a free no-obligation consultation. Our practice is dedicated to enhancing smiles. We offer many cosmetic dentistry services such as teeth whitening systems, veneers, bonding, and dental implants.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Davis, contact Perfect Smile Tulsa at (918) 212-8300. We serve Tulsa, and many other surrounding communities such as, Sand Springs, Owasso, Broken Arrow, Bixby, Glenpool, Broken Arrow, and Jenks.

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