LOS ANGELES, May 3, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — An April 22 article on Yahoo! Lifestyle discusses the trendy practice of using activated charcoal toothpastes rather than traditional, fluoride-based toothpastes. The dentists surveyed had a variety of opinions, but there was a universal concern that pure activated charcoal at least had to be potential to be damaging because of its abrasive physical properties. Dr. Bostani’s Advanced Dental says that, since the science around charcoal toothpaste’s benefits is not fully established but the risks appear to be a genuine concern, it may be better to let teeth whitening be handled by professionals using proven methods.
The Burbank-based clinic notes that products that claim to be miracle whiteners are inevitability going to be anything but, and they carry some potentially serious risks. While activated charcoal toothpaste may be safe to use under certain circumstances, there is already more than enough evidence to show that brushing your teeth with normal toothpaste after meals twice a deal for two minutes is sufficient for maintaining a healthy smile. Moreover, he adds that whitening toothpastes already exist which are mostly going to be safe to use but which may at best have only very mild impacts, sometimes with minor but annoying side effects like teeth sensitivity.
Dr. Bostani’s Advanced Dental says that, for patients dreaming of a brighter smile, there is simply no substitute for teeth whitening from dental professionals. Most mass-market over-the-counter products from established brands are safe, but they are not going to produce the dramatic results people hope for, says the clinic, noting that they can also be surprisingly expensive. Conversely, home-based products from less well-known companies that might produce more noticeable results could endanger irreplaceable enamel. The clinic says that teeth whitening procedures done by reputable dental professionals are by far the safest choice, produce the best results, and make a far better investment in a patient’s smile.
Ultimately, the best course of action is to practice outstanding dental hygiene habits including regular dental visits, says Dr. Bostani’s Advanced Dental. Patients who are especially concerned about their teeth’s appearance should be on the lookout for beverages such as red wine, tea, and coffee that can stain teeth over time. When teeth nevertheless begin to lose their luster, then it’s time to explore teeth whitening with a qualified dentist, says the clinic.
Interested readers who would like to learn more on Dr. Bostani’s Advanced Dental can look to the clinic’s website at https://www.drbostani.com/. Dr. Payam Bostani’s offices are open Monday through Friday from 9:00 to 6:00 and on some Saturdays. The clinic can also be reached via telephone at (818) 973-7100.
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