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27Mar2013

When Whitening Toothpaste Does NOT Do The Trick

A Good Reason To Professionally Whiten Your Smile…

More Often Than Not, Whitening Toothpaste Just Doesn’t Cut It

First off, you need to know this: tooth whitening and tooth bleaching are two different things.

Tooth whitening can rid your teeth of stains that come with your day-to-day life—things like drinking coffee or eating curry. The ADA’s Seal Of Acceptance for most whitening toothpastes states “The product is effective in helping to…whiten teeth by removing surface stains.” So what do you do when your teeth are stain-free, but they’re still not as white as you’d like? Well, that’s where bleaching comes in.

Tooth bleaching can make your teeth whiter than they would be all by themselves. Think of it like this… If your hair is covered in mud, you can give it a good wash and find a lighter shade hidden underneath the dirt. However, if your hair is already clean, you’ll need to use a bleaching agent to get it any lighter.

Tooth-whitening toothpastes have extra abrasives in them which scrub off stains. But remember that those abrasives can also irritate your gums, and wear down your enamel. In fact, most whitening toothpastes AREN’T meant to be used more than once a day! Check the label.

How Do You Know How White Your Teeth Are, Naturally?

Whitening toothpaste removes stains, but so do your regular cleaning appointments with our team. Take a look in the mirror next time you’ve had your teeth cleaned and polished—that is how white your teeth are. In order to get them whiter, you’ll need teeth bleaching.

A Better Reason To Whiten Your Teeth…

Be Part Of Our Smiles For Life Campaign!


When you have your smile professionally whitened during the Smiles For Life campaign, you also change children’s lives. How? We are proud to be part of the Smiles For Life campaign which raises funds through teeth whitening for seriously ill, disabled, and underprivileged children—both locally and around the world.

Here’s How It Works:

  1. We donate our time.
  2. Philips Oral Health Care donates the materials.
  3. Your smile gets professionally whitened.
  4. 100% of your contribution goes directly to kids in need.

Here’s How YOU Can Help Kids In Need:

1. Make a whitening appointment with us to whiten your smile!

2. Help us spread the word! Whether you choose to have your own smile whitened or not, you can make a HUGE difference for seriously ill and underserved children around the world by simply sharing this opportunity on your trusted social networks such as Facebook!

Thanks for helping us make a difference in children’s lives!

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