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Does Whitening Toothpaste Work?

After the buildup of stains from drinking red wine, coffee and sodas,  your teeth may appear a bit less than pearly white. So, you begin the hunt for the best over-the-counter, at-home whitening kit, and in your search, you come across whitening toothpaste. It’s more affordable than an entire kit, and it might be the ticket you need for brighter teeth. 

But, does whitening toothpaste work? Absolutely! But it’s important to have realistic expectations and understand its limitations in achieving the brightest smile possible. This is to say that whitening toothpaste is only intended to lighten the surface stains of your teeth, not necessarily alter the natural color deeper within a tooth’s surface. Like the expression “skin deep,” whitening toothpaste is only enamel deep.

In this post, we will explain how whitening toothpaste works and offer some solutions to attain a confident, gorgeous smile.  

How Does Whitening Toothpaste Work?

Whitening toothpaste is meant to replace your regular toothpaste and, as mentioned, works to a certain degree. Mostly, whitening toothpaste works best as part of a full, at-home teeth whitening kit, along with a proper toothbrush, whitening gels, whitening pens and stain erasers. Intended as one of the first steps of preparation when using an at-home teeth whitening kit, whitening toothpaste removes surface stains using a combination of gentle abrasives that polish the teeth and break down and dissolve the stains. 

Some common abrasives found in whitening toothpaste may be:

  • Hydrated aluminum oxide
  • Calcium carbonate
  • Magnesium carbonate
  • Carbamide peroxide
  • Blue covarine

Blue covarine adheres to the enamel surface and provides an optical illusion that makes teeth appear less yellow. Whitening toothpaste is intended to be used twice a day and can take anywhere from two to six weeks to achieve a brighter smile. However, while whitening toothpaste that contains blue covarine can offer faster and more immediate results, the American Dental Association (ADA) has found that hydrogen and carbamide peroxide are the most efficient abrasive ingredients found in whitening toothpaste. 

The Best Whitening Toothpaste for the Job

There are several types of whitening toothpastes available. Here are some of the whitening toothpastes GO SMILE offers. 

Foaming Toothpaste

Foaming Toothpaste

Foaming toothpaste offers an advanced formula that combines a teeth whitening gel with Hyperox technology, offering a deep whitening. Unlike products with blue covarine that mask the yellow stains, GO SMILE’s foaming whitening toothpaste penetrates teeth below the surface stains. Plus, the foam whitening toothpaste is proven to be 10 times more effective than the leading whitening toothpaste. Experience the powerful cleaning of foaming nanotechnology while achieving maximum whitening results.

For maximum results, pair this light-activated foaming toothpaste with a GO SMILE BLU light device or toothbrush to kill pesky germs and bacteria that cause bad breath, plaque and gingivitis. 

Luxury Toothpaste

Luxury Toothpaste

Another option is luxury toothpaste, which has an active ingredient of sodium fluoride, as well as vitamins A, C and E to keep your teeth healthy and gleaming. This vitamin-enriched toothpaste is perfect for combating harsh chemicals from regularly drinking citrus and coffee. This product contains no hydrogen peroxide. Instead, luxury toothpaste contains hydrated silica, a more 'natural' whitener, to remove stains. 

Like the foaming toothpaste, GO SMILE luxury toothpaste works best when you pair it with our Teeth Whitening Gel or one of our blue light toothbrushes, helping you achieve professional results. 

As a whole, when using whitening toothpaste alone in place of standard toothpaste, it should do more than simply whiten and enhance a smile. It should offer cavity-fighting ingredients and leave your breath feeling and smelling fresh as well.    

It’s worth mentioning that while some whitening toothpaste leaves your teeth sensitive, GO SMILE products are safe, effective and clinically proven to whiten with absolutely no sensitivity whatsoever.

More importantly, a whitening toothpaste should have an ADA Seal of Acceptance, ensuring that it has undergone a thorough evaluation and is approved to be both safe and effective. The GO SMILE luxury toothpaste is also FDA approved. 

Beyond Whitening Toothpaste

For a brighter smile, whitening toothpaste offers an effective solution. But if you want to take it up a notch and get beneath the enamel for a long-lasting white, GO SMILE has you covered with an entire selection of cutting-edge LED blue light technology devices and single-use applicators that offer better, deeper whitening results.

GO SMILE offers a variety of teeth whitening products designed to work for each person’s unique needs. From on-the-go whitening pens for touch-ups before your work presentation to full kits and toothbrushes that keep your teeth sparkling clean between dental visits, discover something that works for your lifestyle and routine.

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