Whitening toothpaste can appear to whiten teeth slightly by removing surface stains, such as those caused by drinking coffee or smoking. However, whitening toothpastes can’t change the natural color of your teeth or lighten a stain that goes deeper than a tooth’s surface.

When used twice a day, whitening toothpaste can take from two to six weeks to make teeth appear whiter. Whitening toothpastes that contain blue covarine can have an immediate effect. Although whitening toothpastes are typically designed to maximize cleaning and minimize wear on tooth enamel, be careful to follow manufacturer recommendations.

If you’re not satisfied with the temporary effects of whitening toothpaste, think about professional teeth whitening. Affordable, pain-free teeth whitening options like Carte Blanche give you a glowing smile that lasts longer and cleans deeper than whitening toothpaste.

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