The best whitening toothpastes

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The best whitening toothpastes

Togeth­er with a den­tist, we have com­piled the top 10 best whiten­ing tooth­pastes with which you can achieve a snow-white smile, and dis­cussed the main cri­te­ria for choos­ing them.
The best whitening toothpastes
The best whiten­ing tooth­pastes. Pho­to: Shut­ter­stock

Ordi­nary paste (most often called hygien­ic or treat­ment-and-pro­phy­lac­tic), which most peo­ple use dai­ly, removes only soft plaque. To clean the col­ored plaque that appears after pro­longed use of col­or­ing drinks (cof­fee, black tea, red wine), as well as smok­er’s plaque, it is nec­es­sary to brush your teeth with whiten­ing pastes.

It is worth point­ing out that whiten­ing paste bright­ens the enam­el only by a cou­ple of tones and can­not be used reg­u­lar­ly to main­tain tooth sen­si­tiv­i­ty.

Top 10 effective and inexpensive whitening toothpastes

1. PRESIDENT PROFI PLUS White Plus

PRESIDENT PROFI PLUS White Plus.

One of the most effec­tive whiten­ing tooth­pastes. Due to the high abra­sive­ness, this paste removes col­ored plaque and small tar­tar. The extract from the moss soft­ens the plaque, which makes it easy to clean it in the future.

Characteristics:

whiten­ing mech­a­nism abra­sive pol­ish­ing ele­ments
Abra­sive­ness index RDA 200
Active sub­stances con­cen­trat­ed extract from Ice­landic moss
Appli­ca­tion fre­quen­cy no more than twice a week

Pros and cons

Vis­i­ble result after the first appli­ca­tion; high coef­fi­cient of abra­sive­ness; use­ful plant com­po­nents in the com­po­si­tion; capa­ble of remov­ing small tar­tar
For occa­sion­al use

2. PRESIDENT Black

PRESIDENT Black.

This paste effec­tive­ly light­ens pig­men­ta­tion. Its fea­ture is black col­or due to char­coal. Pineap­ple extract helps to soft­en plaque and then clean it eas­i­ly. Pyrophos­phates do not allow the for­ma­tion of soft plaque, and then tar­tar.

Characteristics:

whiten­ing mech­a­nism abra­sive ele­ments with char­coal.
Abra­sive­ness index RDA 150
Active sub­stances brome­lain, flu­o­rides, pyrophos­phate
Appli­ca­tion fre­quen­cy up to three times a week, no more than a month

Pros and cons

Vis­i­ble result after the first appli­ca­tion; high coef­fi­cient of abra­sive­ness; flu­o­rides in the com­po­si­tion; unusu­al black tooth­paste; pre­vents the for­ma­tion of tar­tar
For occa­sion­al use

3. LACALUT White

LACALUT White.

This paste is suit­able even for sen­si­tive teeth (due to the flu­o­ride con­tent). Helps to strength­en the enam­el, pre­vents the appear­ance of tar­tar. The appli­ca­tion must be course­work.

Characteristics:

whiten­ing mech­a­nism abra­sive pol­ish­ing ele­ments
Abra­sive­ness index RDA 120
Active sub­stances pyro and polyphos­phate, flu­o­rides
Appli­ca­tion fre­quen­cy twice a day for no more than two months

Pros and cons

Suf­fi­cient­ly high coef­fi­cient of abra­sive­ness; con­tains flu­o­rides; enam­el is strength­ened; pre­vents the appear­ance of tar­tar
Use less than two months

4. ROCS — Sensational Whitening

ROCS — Sen­sa­tion­al whiten­ing.

The paste whitens teeth due to the high con­tent of abra­sive-pol­ish­ing ele­ments. Brome­lain helps to soft­en the pig­ment plaque. The addi­tion­al con­tent of cal­ci­um and mag­ne­sium com­pounds has a pos­i­tive effect on tooth enam­el, pro­vid­ing its rem­iner­al­iza­tion. Unfor­tu­nate­ly, the man­u­fac­tur­er did not indi­cate the abra­sive­ness index, so it is impos­si­ble to say for sure about the safe­ty of its use.

Characteristics:

whiten­ing mech­a­nism abra­sive pol­ish­ing ele­ments (sil­i­con abra­sive)
Abra­sive­ness index RDA not spec­i­fied
Active sub­stances brome­lain, xyl­i­tol

Pros and cons

Use­ful plant com­po­nents in the com­po­si­tion; strength­ens tooth enam­el; able to soft­en the pig­ment plaque.
No RDA list­ed; not suit­able for dai­ly use.

5. SPLAT Professional Whitening Plus

SPLAT Pro­fes­sion­al Whiten­ing Plus.

Whiten­ing paste, which, accord­ing to the man­u­fac­tur­er, ensures the restora­tion of enam­el. Due to the abra­sive ele­ments, pig­ment plaque is cleansed (pro­longed use of black tea, cof­fee, red wine, cig­a­rettes). The pyrophos­phate present in the com­po­si­tion pre­vents the appear­ance of tar­tar. Unfor­tu­nate­ly, the abra­sive­ness coef­fi­cient is not indi­cat­ed, so you should not abuse this tooth­paste.

Characteristics:

whiten­ing mech­a­nism abra­sive pol­ish­ing ele­ments
Abra­sive­ness index RDA not spec­i­fied
Active sub­stances irophos­phate, plant extracts, flu­o­rine

Pros and cons

Plant extracts in the com­po­si­tion; strength­ens and restores tooth enam­el; pre­vents the appear­ance of tar­tar.
No RDA list­ed; not suit­able for dai­ly use.

6. Blend-a-med 3D White LUX

Blend-a-med 3D White LUX.

It con­tains only one abra­sive-pol­ish­ing ele­ment, which pro­vides cleans­ing from plaque. Pyrophos­phates pre­vent the appear­ance of pig­ments and their sub­se­quent con­ver­sion into tar­tar. The man­u­fac­tur­er also has tooth­pastes “Pearl Extract”, “Healthy Radi­ance”. The com­po­si­tion of all pastes is approx­i­mate­ly the same, so dif­fer­ent names are just mar­ket­ing.

Characteristics:

whiten­ing mech­a­nism abra­sive pol­ish­ing ele­ments
Abra­sive­ness index RDA not spec­i­fied
Active sub­stances pyrophos­phate, flu­o­ride

Pros and cons

Pre­vents the appear­ance of tar­tar
No RDA list­ed; in the com­po­si­tion of only one abra­sive-pol­ish­ing ele­ment; not suit­able for dai­ly use

7. SPLAT EXTREME White

SPLAT EXTREME White.

This prod­uct may be a com­bi­na­tion prod­uct. How­ev­er, a very low con­tent of hydro­gen per­ox­ide deriv­a­tive can­not effec­tive­ly affect the enam­el. There­fore, the main effect is due to abra­sive-pol­ish­ing ele­ments, as well as plant pro­te­olyt­ic (par­tic­i­pat­ing in the decom­po­si­tion of pro­teins) enzymes.

Characteristics:

whiten­ing mech­a­nism abra­sive pol­ish­ing ele­ments, hydro­gen per­ox­ide deriv­a­tive (0.1%), veg­etable pro­te­olyt­ic enzymes
Abra­sive­ness index RDA not spec­i­fied
Active sub­stances flu­o­ride

Pros and cons

Plant pro­te­olyt­ic enzymes are addi­tion­al­ly involved in whiten­ing; flu­o­ride in the com­po­si­tion; low con­tent of hydro­gen per­ox­ide deriv­a­tives.
No RDA list­ed; only course use; ques­tion­able whiten­ing result from hydro­gen per­ox­ide deriv­a­tives.

8. Crest Baking Soda & Peroxide WHITENING

Crest Bak­ing Soda & Per­ox­ide WHITENING.

Paste from the Amer­i­can man­u­fac­tur­er Proc­ter & Gam­ble. The price is high­er than that of pastes from the mass mar­ket and it is rather dif­fi­cult to find them, but the high qual­i­ty makes it pos­si­ble to clas­si­fy it in the TOP-10. Whiten­ing occurs by remov­ing pig­ment plaque and by bright­en­ing the enam­el when exposed to cal­ci­um per­ox­ide. The taste of the paste is rel­a­tive­ly unpleas­ant — soda. Not rec­om­mend­ed for use in indi­vid­u­als with sen­si­tive teeth.

Characteristics:

whiten­ing mech­a­nism abra­sive pol­ish­ing ele­ments, hydro­gen per­ox­ide deriv­a­tive, bak­ing soda
Abra­sive­ness index RDA not spec­i­fied
Active sub­stances pyrophos­phate, flu­o­ride.

Pros and cons

Vis­i­ble result from the first appli­ca­tions; flu­o­ride in the com­po­si­tion; bleach­ing also occurs due to deriv­a­tives of hydro­gen per­ox­ide; pre­vents the appear­ance of tar­tar.
No RDA list­ed; an aller­gic reac­tion is pos­si­ble; not suit­able for dai­ly use; may increase tooth sen­si­tiv­i­ty; rel­a­tive­ly unpleas­ant after­taste of soda; hard to find in the domes­tic mar­ket; high price

9. REMBRANDT® DEEPLY WHITE + Peroxide

REMBRANDT® DEEPLY WHITE + Per­ox­ide.

The famous pas­ta from an Amer­i­can man­u­fac­tur­er, which is active­ly used all over the world. Impor­tant­ly, this paste can be used with­in two months after tooth­pastes with increased abra­sive­ness. Also involved in whiten­ing is papain (papaya extract), a plant enzyme that decom­pos­es pro­tein com­po­nents.

Characteristics:

whiten­ing mech­a­nism abra­sive pol­ish­ing ele­ments, hydro­gen per­ox­ide deriv­a­tive, papain
Abra­sive­ness index RDA not spec­i­fied
Active sub­stances pyrophos­phates, flu­o­rides

Pros and cons

Vis­i­ble result after the first appli­ca­tion; flu­o­rides in the com­po­si­tion; bleach­ing also occurs due to plant enzymes; pre­vents the appear­ance of tar­tar.
No RDA list­ed; an aller­gic reac­tion is pos­si­ble; tooth sen­si­tiv­i­ty may increase; for course use only.

10. Biomed White Complex

Bio­med White Com­plex.

This paste is con­sid­ered as nat­ur­al as pos­si­ble (98% nat­ur­al ingre­di­ents). Whiten­ing occurs due to three types of coal. Brome­lain soft­ens plaque, plan­tain and birch leaf extracts have a calm­ing effect on the mucous mem­brane. Despite the nat­ur­al com­po­si­tion, the man­u­fac­tur­er talks about whiten­ing by 1 tone per month.

Characteristics:

whiten­ing mech­a­nism abra­sive pol­ish­ing ele­ments (three types of coal: bam­boo, acti­vat­ed and wood)
Abra­sive­ness index RDA not spec­i­fied
Active sub­stances brome­lain, L‑arginine, plan­tain extract, birch leaves

Pros and cons

98% nat­ur­al com­po­si­tion; strength­ens and restores tooth enam­el; has a calm­ing effect on the oral mucosa.
No RDA list­ed; vis­i­ble result in just a month.

How to choose a whitening toothpaste

All pastes that remove pig­ment plaque and are con­sid­ered whiten­ing are divid­ed into two types:

    With an increased concentration of abrasive elements — clarification occurs due to mechanical cleansing of contaminants on the surface of the teeth.
    With the content of derivatives of hydrogen peroxide — there is a chemical clarification of tooth tissues.

The main fea­ture of abra­sive whiten­ing tooth­pastes is the high con­tent of abra­sive pol­ish­ing com­po­nents. The more of them are, the bet­ter it will clean the enam­el. The abra­sive rat­ing is the RDA index and is often list­ed on the pack­ag­ing. Pastes up to 80 units are com­mon hygien­ic ones that are suit­able for every­day use.

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With an RDA coef­fi­cient above 80, all pastes are whiten­ing and require their cor­rect appli­ca­tion:

    100 units — 2 times a day, not exceeding 2–3 months;
    120 units — 2 times a day, not exceeding 2 months and then a mandatory pause of 1.5–2 months;
    150 units — 2–3 times a week for 1 month, then a break of 1.5–2 months;
    200 units — 2 times a week until the desired result, then 1 time per week to maintain the effect.

Some man­u­fac­tur­ers do not list the abra­sion fac­tor, so you can’t say for sure how safe they are.

It is impor­tant to note that not all shades of teeth can whiten well to the desired result. Only hav­ing a yel­low tint, you can achieve vis­i­ble light­en­ing by a cou­ple of tones. If the col­or of the teeth is gray or brown, then whiten­ing at the den­tist will be an effec­tive method.

To achieve the best result, it is rec­om­mend­ed to alter­nate the pastes: first use pastes with a high con­tent of abra­sive sub­stances, and then with car­bamide per­ox­ide.

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Popular questions and answers

We dis­cussed impor­tant issues relat­ed to the use of whiten­ing pastes with den­tist Tatiana Igna­to­va.

Are whitening toothpastes suitable for everyone?

There are con­traindi­ca­tions for the use of whiten­ing pastes:
• par­tial or com­plete deple­tion of enam­el;
• abra­sion of teeth;
• increased sen­si­tiv­i­ty of teeth;
• age under 18;
• preg­nan­cy and lac­ta­tion;
• infec­tions of the oral cav­i­ty;
• aller­gic reac­tion to the com­po­nents of the paste;
• caries;
·• ortho­don­tic treat­ment;
• peri­odon­tal and mucos­al dis­eases.

What ingredients should be in a whitening toothpaste?

In addi­tion to the main bleach­ing ele­ments (abra­sive and / or hydro­gen per­ox­ide deriv­a­tives), the com­po­si­tion includes addi­tion­al sub­stances that enhance effi­cien­cy:
• extracts of pineap­ple and papaya — enzymes that destroy micro­bial plaque;
• polyphos­phates — do not allow the depo­si­tion of plaque on the sur­face of the teeth;
• pyrophos­phates — slow down the appear­ance of tar­tar, because they are block­ers of crys­tal­liza­tion process­es;
• hydrox­ya­p­atite — replen­ish­es the loss of cal­ci­um in the enam­el and increas­es its pro­tec­tive prop­er­ties against plaque.

What should not be in a safe whitening toothpaste?

There are sub­stances that are use­ful, but as part of a whiten­ing tooth­paste, they only do harm:
• antimi­cro­bial sub­stances (chlorhex­i­dine, antibac­te­r­i­al drugs) — destroy their own oral microflo­ra, which leads to local dys­bac­te­rio­sis;
• sodi­um lau­ryl sul­fate — pro­vides foam­ing, is the main com­po­nent of deter­gents, and is also the strongest aller­gen, can adverse­ly affect the eyes and has a car­cino­genic effect;
• Tita­ni­um oxide — haz­ardous if swal­lowed, pro­vides addi­tion­al whiten­ing.

Sources:

    Textbook “Teeth whitening in therapeutic dentistry” Byvaltseva S.Yu., Vinogradova A.V., Dorzhieva Z.V., 2012
    Unsafe toothpastes. What ingredients in toothpaste should be avoided? — Iskander Milevsky

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