Wishing for a whiter smile but not sure how to get it? New to tooth whitening jargon?
At Blaisdell Family Dentistry, we educate patients on the variety of teeth whitening protocols; from whitening trays to teeth bleaching to opalescence whitening. We do smile bleaching every day.
Toothpaste Can’t Erase All Stains
Almost every toothpaste claims to lighten teeth, but as we age our teeth gradually turn yellow or gray, despite all the whitening toothpastes we use repeatedly. Tooth enamel, while one of the toughest substances in the body, is porous. Over time, the food and drinks that come in contact with our teeth lead to staining and discoloration. You probably have already observed that a toothbrush cannot clean these microscopic pores.
Carbamide peroxide and hydrogen peroxide are the two main smile whitening ingredients. They can penetrate the outer layer of your teeth to clear away the build-up and help restore the original color.
Call Blaisdell Family Dentistry at 208-922-6902 to schedule an appointment and we will explain the difference between these tooth bleaching ingredients and how they may affect your smile whitening results.