Surface whitening products are often found in toothpastes and chewing gum, and use special abrasives to increase their ability to remove surface stains. However, do note that these products are designed to remove surface stains, and often just have a cosmetic purpose. They should not be used as substitutes to professional dental cleaning done by your dental hygienist to remove plaque and tartar.
Bleaching agents may be mixed with toothpastes, applied to teeth using heat and light, or placed in a mouthguard to be worn for part of the day.
Teeth whitening with bleaching agents should be done under the supervision of a professional dentist. Some methods, such as those that use lasers and lights, are still quite new and have not been subjected to rigorous scientific assessment. Discuss with your dentist the risks and benefits if you are concerned.
If you’re interested in learning more about our teeth whitening services in Oakville, we welcome you to get in touch with our dental care team at Oak Park Dental.