Does whitening toothpaste work?

Whitening toothpastes are generally more abrasive, which means they get rid of stains better (think coffee, wine, cigarettes, etc). However, there is no “bleaching” agent in them, so they generally won’t make things looks vastly different.

The abrasiveness of these products can also tend to make your teeth more sensitive.

There are some over the counter bleaching products you can buy that have low concentrations of hydrogen or carbamide peroxide, and you may see some limited results with these. We have several different methods of bleaching in office that are more likely to give you the results you are expecting.