Does whitening toothpaste work?

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Jul 24
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Have you asked yourself “if whitening toothpaste work?” Ever wondered “how do whitening toothpastes whiten teeth if they do not contain a whitening bleach?” The most common whitening ‘bleach’ is peroxide (in the form of carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide), which can be found in whitening kits such as the White Glo Express Whitening System. These types of peroxides have been used by dentists around the world to perform in-chair whitening procedures effectively for patients for many years. However, it is impractical to use a bleaching agent such as peroxide in toothpaste for a few key reasons.

In order for a bleaching agent such as peroxide to effectively whiten tooth enamel, it requires sufficient uninterrupted contact time with teeth. Furthermore, brushing a formula that includes peroxide with a toothbrush can cause temporary inflammation and irritation to the teeth and gums, which can lead to general pain, discomfort, and also increased susceptibility to tooth sensitivity.

So how are White Glo whitening toothpastes different to any other regular toothpaste? In general, whitening toothpastes work by a physical and/or chemical action to help remove surface stains. Whitening toothpastes also contain different formulation of abrasives and other special ingredients from regular toothpastes, in order to remove the build-up of stains on the tooth enamel. White Glo Extra Strength Whitening toothpastes for example, use a cleaning agent and a special Micro Polishing Particle formulation that is designed to be used in conjunction with the free White Glo Anti-Stain toothbrush found in every pack to produce fantastic results over time. It is a combination of these factors which resulted in White Glo Professional Choice being rated the number one whitening toothpaste on the market in a leading Australian consumer trial. Notably, White Glo whitening toothpastes contain fluoride to protect against cavities, and are overall safe for daily use.

White Glo products that do use peroxide as a direct teeth bleaching agent include the White Glo Express Whitening System, and the White Glo Extreme Pen & Strips. Both of these products allow for very safe and easy do at home processes, and provide dramatically positive results in just a few treatments. The carbamide peroxide in these products ‘bleaches’ the stains and discolourations on teeth by eliminating the colour through oxidising the stain molecules. For optimal results, it is recommended that White Glo bleaching systems are used in conjunction with White Glo Extra Strength Whitening toothpastes to provide the best stain lifting and bleaching combination for your smile!
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