Whitening toothpastes


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Do whitening toothpastes work ? They advertise whiter teeth within days . I have been using it for months and notice no difference. The tooth, beside the porcelin crown tooth, does not get as white as that one. Why are they allowed to advertise whiter teeth if it stays the same ?
 
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Waste of money. Thy can get away with it because the toothpastes will generally remove some superficial stains, but then most toothpastes can do that too. They have no bleaching ingredients. Good old marketing ploy, just like every year there's a new toothpaste, a new toothbrush style, ...
 
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Waste of money. Thy can get away with it because the toothpastes will generally remove some superficial stains, but then most toothpastes can do that too. They have no bleaching ingredients. Good old marketing ploy, just like every year there's a new toothpaste, a new toothbrush style, ...
Just as I thought but why does it say on the box to not use it for more than one month ?
 

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No idea. probably to make you think that it has some sort of efficacy that is dangerous if "overused". I've never seen anything in the literature that mentions that requirement. It's similar to a lot of alternative medicines where they tell you strict dosages, despite inactive ingredients - you're more likely to get a sugar hit than an overdose.
 
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But at such low levels as to be useless. It's a marketing gimmick.
So now I am using a whitening gel that contains hydrogen peroxide. It seems to be doing a good job at cleaning the teeth and freshening the breath but at week two now I don't see any whitening. I am comparing it to its neighbor tooth that has a porcelain crown in my mouth. So tell me this, how do movie stars get such white teeth , is it Veneers ? Could the hydrogen peroxide level not be increased to be more effective ?
 
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Do whitening toothpastes work ? They advertise whiter teeth within days . I have been using it for months and notice no difference. The tooth, beside the porcelin crown tooth, does not get as white as that one. Why are they allowed to advertise whiter teeth if it stays the same ?
I can't believe I'm saying this, but after years of trying just about every whitening tooth paste in existence I found one that works. It's the Crest 3D White Luxe Glamorous White toothpaste. I don't like promoting mega corporations like Crest... but in this case the stuff actually seems to work for me. And I drink a ton of coffee and it still works.
 

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