The truth about WHITENING! There are so many whitening products on the market, how does one know what to choose? Toothpastes, mouth rinses, activated charcoal powders and professional whitening. We here at Benjamin Turnwald Dentistry get asked by our patients about whitening on a daily basis.
Teeth Whitening Options in Schaumburg, IL
In general, over the counter tooth whitening products do a good job of removing the very first level stain that we get from different products. Whether that stain is from coffee, red wine, smoking, etc., OTC products do not have a long term whitening effect, especially if we continue to drink that coffee we love to have every morning!
Since whitening products bought at the store help remove stain this means that they are abrasive, which can lead to sensitive teeth, especially to cold.
One of the hottest items on the market right now is activated charcoal toothpaste. It comes in many different forms from powders to toothpaste. It is black in color and our patients have been raving about the results they are getting.
Charcoal can be abrasive to the teeth, so again it is possible to become sensitive to cold. A fun fact about charcoal is it is used to absorb poison in the stomach, so please be careful to not ingest too much of the toothpaste (it would take a lot!)
The BTD staff has decided to buy some and give it a try so we can experience what our patients are loving so much! We will give you the update after we have all experienced it!
[2019 Update] Read our full experience and review about charcoal whitening toothpaste.
In our future blog post we will explain, in detail, the professional whitening options offered at Benjamin Turnwald Dentistry!