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Potential long term hazards of using whitening Toothpaste.

Monday, Sep. 24th 2012 7:21 AM

All toothpastes helps remove surface stains from your teeth. Whitening toothpaste, it has a more abrasive formulations and therefore acts more quickly, so you  are able to see a result faster. Whitening agents in toothpaste is low and normally is not in contact with your teeth long enough to really whiten your teeth.  It is the Abrasiveness that is really helping to remove stains from your teeth. Agents such as silica, calcium carbonate or dicalcium phosphate.

The potential hazards of using tooth whitening toothpastes is that long term use of these heavily abrasive toothpastes will eventually weaken enamel to the point where plaque and bacteria begin to damage the teeth.  This said,  all toothpaste have some abrasiveness but before using whitening tooth pastes long term talk to your dentist to see what is best advised.

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