Whitening toothpaste sounds like a dream come true. You can lose the weird whitening strips that crinkle in your mouth, and trays from the dentist can go bye-bye. All it takes is a tube of toothpaste and your basic, brush-two-times-a-day routine.

Sounds easy, but there’s a risk involved for sure. Here’s what’s actually happening when you’re using whitening toothpaste.

Many whitening toothpastes include rough little particles that do to your teeth what a scrub does to your face – exfoliates. Every time you brush your teeth, you end up exfoliating them, which reveals a whiter layer of enamel.

The result? Your teeth look whiter.

That’s why choosing the right whitening method and products are super important. You don’t want to end up scrubbing away your enamel and risking tooth decay! Enamel doesn’t just regenerate and “grow back.” When it’s gone, it’s gone.

Say you’re using whitening toothpaste or have been thinking about it. You may just think it doesn’t matter whatsoever, or maybe you’ve already thrown your toothpaste out the window in fear. Don’t panic! The best thing to do is ask at your next dental cleaning about what the risks are and what whitening options are best for your teeth.

We’re a Columbus Dentist Office that focuses on restoring, improving, and protecting smiles. We’re centrally located at Bethel Road and are easily accessible especially from Dublin, Upper Arlington, Hilliard, and Worthington! Dr. Moore is a perfectionist and a goofball all in one, so you’ll get teeth that look great inside and out, and a laugh or two while you’re here.

If you haven’t been to the dentist in a while, no worries! Life happens. Now’s the time to get those pearly whites in shape before you head off to vacation destinations and all your other summer travels. Just give us a call or contact us below for an appointment!