I’ve been using whitening toothpaste for months and I’m just not seeing much difference. Is it OK to use bleach? I could mix it in the toothpaste and then brush.
Please do not use household bleach to whiten your teeth. Not only will it not work, but it will severly damage both your teeth and your body. First, it is a corrosive, so it will damage any tissue. But, it also draws moisture out of your teeth. That will make your teeth brittle adn weak. The worse issue though is if you ingest any of it. It contains toxic chemicals that in small dose will cause stomach upset and vomiting. In larger doses will cause shock, comas, or death.
The reason your whitening toothpastes aren’t working is they are not designed to get your teeth several shades whiter like professional teeth whitening. At most, they can only take away suface stains. To really whiten your teeth, the whitening gel has to stay on your teeth for an extended period of time. The whitening agent also has to be much stronger than anything you’ll get in a toothpaste.
If you really want whitened teeth, I suggest you go to your dentist and see if you are a candidate for teeth whitening. If for some reason you’re not. It would still be possible to get white teeth with porcelain veneers.
This blog is brought to you by Bridgewater Dentist Dr. Mike Mavrostomos.