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As you look at your smile in the mirror, you might notice that your pearly whites aren’t as white as you wish they were. You might be thinking of getting whitening toothpaste to help remove your teeth stains, but aren’t sure if it will do the job.

Whitening toothpaste works by removing surface stains caused by beverages or smoking. It has special abrasives that gently polish the teeth and chemicals that help break down or dissolve stains. When used twice a day, whitening toothpaste can take from two to six weeks to make your teeth appear whiter.

It’s typically safe to use whitening toothpaste, but keep in mind that if you use it excessively, it can weaken your tooth enamel over time. Also, if your teeth are naturally not white, it doesn’t change the natural color of your teeth or change a stain that goes deeper than your tooth’s surface.

The best whitening toothpaste to choose is any that is stamped with the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance. This seal proves that the toothpaste is effective at removing surface stains.

But the quickest and best way to whiter teeth is getting your teeth professionally whitened at the dentist. At Lakeway Center for Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, we offer Zoom! Whitening, which is a very popular, effective way to bring back your pearly whites. To learn more about our teeth whitening services, contact us today and set-up your appointment.