When it comes to quality whitening treatments, there are lots of myths and rumours polluting the internet! All this plays on your mind and forces these questions out of you. 

  • Is whitening BAD for your enamel?
  • Should I use whitening strips/toothpaste?
  • Should I consult a teeth whitening professional?
  • Are there any natural remedies?
  • Do they work?

Well, rid yourself of all preposterous uncertainties. Here’s What Works and What Doesn’t in teeth whitening treatments! 

  • “Does Using Whitening Toothpaste make any difference?”(It Doesn’t)

Toothpaste is a clear example of how the whitening industry is split into two different whitening methods. It also is a clear proof of the ‘less honest side’ of the industry.

Truth is- very few certified dentists recommend any toothpaste for whitening teeth, as it shows no significant results. Teeth whitening chemicals need to stay on your teeth for 20 mins (minimum), sometimes even hours, and most of them only ruin things for you.

Dr Mark Allan, a dental advisor in Angle Park, warns not to be fooled by teeth whitening toothpaste.

 “ I don’t recommend any kind of whitening toothpaste as they end up removing the tooth structure and scrap your dentin and enamel.

If anything, whitening toothpaste rubs harder on your teeth, and that cannot be good!” 

  • “What About Whitening Strips Or Using Hydrogen Peroxide At Home?”(They Are Risky)

All bleaching products comprise chemicals like Carbamide Peroxide and Hydrogen Peroxide. When they go through your enamel to shine your tooth from the inside; your gums become sore especially when coming in contact with these chemicals. So, if you are to use it, best consult with a dentist beforehand!

As for using hydrogen peroxide at home to clean your teeth, most certified dentists are strictly against using hydrogen peroxide for a whitened smile. When coming in contact with your tissues, it can cause free radical reactions. 

“Are Natural Remedies Any Good?”(Avoiding Them Is Best)

You may think that natural teeth whitening remedies may give you the results you are after. But the truth is, using lime juice, lemons, strawberries and other fruits can disrupt the ratio of ‘good-bad bacteria and germs’ in your mouth.

The acid present will eat away at your enamel and cause permanent damage to your teeth. 


In lieu of these unreliable whitening remedies; you are better off trying out professional teeth whitening treatments in Adelaide which have known to yield good results. But there is a catch!

You should choose your dentist properly by checking their credibility and success record. As per ADA- Australian Dentist Association- professional teeth whitening uses 25-40% of Hydrogen Peroxide along with some laser lights to whiten up teeth. But no studies exist to prove that it has long-term benefits.

A lot of dentists use bleached products that are no longer eligible for ADA’s approval. For this, it is important to speak to your dentist about their teeth whitening approach to reduce damage. 

Prior to commencing any sort of tooth whitening techniques; you should look to consult with a reputed dentist, and try to understand if their approach is right for you or not. Usually, the most reliable whitening method is home care kits provided by dentists- one such being Tooth Whitening Systems from POLA.

When applied to your tooth, the product breaks down into water and oxygen ions. These enter your enamel and break the germs and molecules into short and colourless. These small and colourless particles are taken away from your tooth by your saliva.

The degree of whiteness depends on the number of oxygen ions present, and how long it has stayed on your tooth.

You can also request for nightguards to protect your teeth from any kind of trauma or rough physical impact. They also save your teeth from natural wear and bruxism that takes place at night. 

For the right solution, speak to a trusted dentist operating at Angle Park and get your beautiful smile back.

Author's Bio: 

The author works as a dentist at Angle Park and has years of field experience. The author also likes writing and using blogs and articles, informs the readers about teeth whitening treatments in Adelaide and much more.