The effectiveness of whitening toothpastes will depend on why your teeth don’t look white in the first place! Whitening toothpastes chemically or mechanically help to remove stain on the tooth surface. Because most toothpastes contain mild abrasives, they may not be strong enough to remove heavy external stains that need to be scaled and polished off professionally at our office. There is no scientific evidence whitening toothpastes can whiten teeth from internal discoloration. Internal discoloration happens to everyone as they age! The only whitening agents in toothpastes are abrasives that help rub off stains from coffee, tea, or red or white wine for example. If you feel your teeth are not as white and attractive as you would like, or are embarrassed to smile due to darker teeth, Dr Kelley Fisher Issaquah can advise you on what whitening method would work best for you! Don’t wait any longer! Call us today!