Many people who want to whiten their teeth decide to do so with whitening toothpastes. These products are advertised as being able to remove stains from the surface of the teeth that are caused by coffee, tea, wine and other substances. But do they work? A new study says that they may not.
The study in question was published in the November and December 2015 issue of the medical journal General Dentistry and was conducted by a team of six researchers. The scientists used 60 samples of human teeth and then stained them equally with black tea by dipping them 15 times. Then, the teeth were cleaned with one of three popular whitening toothpastes or with a regular toothpaste. The levels of staining were measured before and after brushing and the teeth were all photographed to compare their appearance.
After completing their work and examining the photographic and visual evidence, the team of researchers concluded that all of the toothpastes left teeth looking cleaner and brighter; however, there was no difference found in the level of staining between the teeth brushed with any of the whitening toothpastes and teeth brushed with conventional toothpastes. As a result, the researchers concluded that the whitening toothpastes were not any more effective at removing stains than conventional toothpaste.
So just what does this mean? Well, more study needs to be done to verify the findings of this study, but the research does suggest that whitening toothpastes may not be the best way to promote a whiter smile.
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Author – Sharron Hunt