Last updated July 7, 2022
I am concerned about tooth staining.
Are there any over-the-counter whitening toothpastes that are effective against staining?
If that's the case,Toothpaste with ingredients such as sodium polyphosphate is recommended.It is!
In this issue, we introduce five over-the-counter toothpastes with whitening properties.
- Points to consider when choosing an over-the-counter whitening toothpaste
- Five over-the-counter toothpastes with whitening properties
- Points to keep in mind about over-the-counter whitening toothpastes
- Over-the-counter whitening toothpaste should be incorporated effectively.
Points to consider when choosing an over-the-counter whitening toothpaste
What to look for when choosing an over-the-counter whitening toothpaste,The ingredients are whether they contain ingredients that remove staining from teeth and ingredients that prevent staining.
The five whitening toothpastes presented here also focused on whether they contain this ingredient!
It is also a good idea to check for non-whitening ingredients such as abrasives, foaming agents, and the preventive effect of tooth decay and gum disease.
Choose a whitening ingredient that not only removes stains from teeth, but also prevents new staining by coating and restoring teeth.
Also, when removing staining, do not use abrasives to scrape the teeth,Ingredients that can float or dissolve and remove stains from teeth are recommended.It is.
Ingredients to remove tooth stains
|Bound to the calcium in the teeth instead of the staining component,Lifts stains and pigments from the tooth surface.
Polyethylene glycol (PEG-400, MACROGOL)
|Oil-based color stains such as cigarette tar.Gently melt and remove.
Ingredients that prevent coloration
|Not only does it lift colored stains,It coats the teeth and repels stains and pigments.
|Fill and restore fine scratches on the tooth surface and make it smooth.Prevents deposition of colored stains.
|Prevents pigment and tartar deposition.
In addition to whitening ingredients, commercial toothpastes containPresence or absence of abrasives, foaming agents, or ingredients with caries or periodontal disease-preventive effectsAlso check out
The abrasive ingredients in toothpaste areCalcium carbonate, granules, silicates (silica), cleaning agents, etc.It is. Toothpaste that does not say "no abrasives" basically contains them.
While abrasives are effective in removing stains from the teeth and are not problematic when used in moderation, excessive use of toothpaste containing abrasives for the purpose of stain removal can cause problems,It may damage the surface of the teeth.
If the toothpaste is approved and sold in Japan, it is safe to read the precautions on the toothpaste before use, as toothpastes that have problems with regular use are marked with a warning such as "use only once a week".
Typical ingredients of foaming agents are,sodium lauryl sulfate (sodium lauryl sulfate)It is. Foaming agents make toothpaste foamy, thereby spreading the active ingredients in the toothpaste throughout the mouth.
If it contains a lot of foaming agents, the mouth will be full of foam and it will be difficult to brush,Toothpaste labeled "low-foaming" is recommended to avoid excessive foamingIt is.
Other active ingredients
|Isopropyl methylphenol (IPMP)
|It has a bactericidal effect on tooth decay and periodontal disease,Prevents disease progression.
|Cetylpyridium chloride (CPC)
|Adhere to the surface of the teeth,Kills cavities and periodontal disease.
|Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosine (LSS)
|By sterilization,Prevents bad breath.
|By reducing the activity of caries bacteria, promoting remineralization (repair) of teeth, and strengthening tooth structure,Prevents tooth decay.In addition, by strengthening the tooth structureIt is also effective in preventing hypersensitivity.
Five over-the-counter toothpastes with whitening properties
Ingredients that remove tooth staining and prevent stainingThe following are five over-the-counter toothpastes with whitening effects, picked mainly those that contain
LION Brilliant More W
- Sodium polyphosphate and sodium pyrophosphate float and remove color stains with ionic power.
- Contains sodium lauroyl sarcosine (LSS) to prevent bad breath
- Three flavors: natural mint, citrus mint, and apricot mint
without having to grind one's teethA type of whitening toothpaste that removes stains with the power of ionsIt is a Since it also contains fluoride, this single bottle prevents staining, cavities, and bad breath!
Sangi Apaguard Premio
- Apaguard toothpaste even more specialized in whitening
- Extremely fine hydroxyapatite in nanometer scale effectively repairs fine scratches on the tooth surface while adsorbing plaque that causes staining.
- Contains hydrolyzed conchiolin solution that gives teeth shine, leading to whiter, shinier teeth
This is a product of Apaguard, a well-known medicated hydroxyapatite toothpaste that combines whitening and cavity-preventing properties.
It repairs fine scratches on the surface of the teeth, making them smooth and smooth, just by continuous use.New stains are also less likely to adhere.
Breath Mile Clear
- Contains polyethylene glycol 400, which is resistant to cigarette tar and other oil-based stains
- Seven shining nanocapsules for teeth brightening support whitening ingredients
- Contains active ingredients that collectively prevent tartar deposition, periodontal disease, tooth decay, and bad breath
At first glance, the toothpaste seems to have a strong cosmetic element,Quasi-drug whitening toothpaste that does everything from whitening to cavity and gum disease preventionIt is.
The purchase system is also attractive because it is easy to incorporate into your daily life, with regular delivery of new toothpaste when you run out, and a full money-back guarantee for the first time only.
Sumitect True White
- Both whitening and hypersensitivity prevention can be achieved.
- Contains 1,450ppm of highly concentrated fluorine
- Sodium polyphosphate to care for sensitive teeth while working on sensitive teeth
Since whitening focuses on removing stains from teeth, many toothpastes are not suitable for delicate teeth with sensitivity.
Because SHUMITECT Tru-White is non-abrasive and contains a high concentration of fluoride,It is very good in that it allows whitening care without worrying about worsening hypersensitivity.
Weltec Cleaning Gel Soft
- Contains high-performance silica and coral powder, so it has strong power to remove color stains.
- After removing stains, sodium pyrophosphate coats the teeth
- Effective for special care when color stains are a concern.
It is not for daily use, though, as it contains highly scavenging ingredients such as high-performance silica and coral powder,Recommended for special whitening care once or twice a weekIt is. The highly viscous paste gets entangled in the teeth and removes stains well.
However,Keep the frequency of use to a minimum, as overuse can damage the teeth!
Points to keep in mind about over-the-counter whitening toothpastes
When using over-the-counter toothpastes with whitening effects, keep the following points in mind
- Be careful of ingredients in toothpaste made overseas.
- Over-the-counter whitening toothpaste and dental whitening are different in effectiveness.
Over-the-counter whitening toothpaste and dental whitening are different in effectiveness.
Over-the-counter whitening toothpastes are,Removes stains, yin and dullness that cover the tooth surface like a veil and restores the original tooth color.Also, because the whitening ingredients are mildly effective, it may take several months before the effects are felt.
Dental whitening bleaches the surface of the teeth as well as stains that have seeped into the teeth, making them whiter than the original teeth. Because it is performed under the direction of a dentist, you will see results faster than with over-the-counter whitening toothpaste.
Over-the-counter whitening toothpaste alone will not nearly give you the bright white teeth of a celebrity, so it is important to understand the difference in effectiveness.
Be careful of ingredients in toothpaste made overseas.
You can purchase whitening toothpaste made overseas through the Internet, but be careful about the ingredients it contains.
Because it does not comply with the Japanese Pharmaceutical Affairs Law, it may contain ingredients that are highly irritating to Japanese people due to its high whitening effect. The mucous membrane of the mouth may peel or feel burning after use,Be aware that this can cause unexpected problems.
Over-the-counter whitening toothpaste should be incorporated effectively.
How to use over-the-counter whitening toothpaste effectively,Self-care with daily toothbrush and flossing is important.It is. After eating dark-colored food or smoking, brush your teeth with whitening toothpaste as soon as possible to remove it.
Use an effective over-the-counter whitening toothpaste to achieve whiter, shinier teeth.
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365dentist General Supervisor Dentist/Yukiko Katsuya
Graduated from Nagasaki University School of Dentistry, ~2018 Kyushu Medical Center, 2018-present Working at a dental clinic in Tokyo
After completing clinical training, worked in cosmetic dentistry in Tokyo. Currently a dentist and dental writer.