Ask the dentist: Should I use whitening toothpaste?
As we age, our teeth tend to yellow and stain, and many people turn to whitening toothpastes to restore their youthful pearly whites. But do these toothpastes really work? The answer is… very minimally, and they may even cause damage when used too aggressively. Most whitening toothpastes contain an abrasive, which literally scrubs stains and discolorations off the surface of the teeth. However, when used regularly, these pastes can also wear away the enamel, which protects t