Most whitening toothpastes use mildly abrasive ingredients to remove surface stains and keep teeth brighter. Some whitening toothpastes also use peroxide and similar bleaching agents in combination with abrasives for more dramatic effects. However, these toothpastes serve more as maintenance than a stand-alone teeth whitening solution.

If your teeth are stained or discolored, the most effective solution is a professional whitening treatment. Barrie dentist Dr. Adam Tan offers advanced in-office and take-home teeth whitening solutions that can remove even stubborn stains to produce optimal results – providing the perfect base for maintenance with a whitening toothpaste.

It is important to remember that abrasive toothpastes may not be ideal for people with porcelain or ceramic restoration. If you have restorations such as dental crowns or porcelain veneers, Dr. Tan can help you understand your options and choose a toothpaste that is better suited to meet your needs.