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How long does a teeth whitening toothpaste take to get results?

Asked more than five years ago by Maxlo

I've been using a really-expensive whitening toothpaste for about 6 days and so far, I can't see any difference at all. Is all this stuff about whiter teeth in a week just marketing hype or are my teeth just not able to be whitened?



Whitening toothpastes are the mildest form of teeth whitening, so for some people there may not be a true shade change of their teeth. Whitening toothpastes generally work through abrasion to remove surface stains from the teeth - they don't have enough "oomph" to truly whiten, in most instances. However, for some people, using some products, it is possible to see a gentle improvement. Please check out our product reviews and see if something might work for you...

Our experience here at is to allow your new teeth whitening toothpaste two weeks to start showing results. Some toothpastes may work a bit faster, but all should be showsome improvement within 14 days. Keep in mind, whitening toothpastes only work on extrinsic stains and do not work on intrinsic stains.

If you do not see any results from your whitening toothpaste after 14 days, try teeth whitening product that incorporates carbamide peroxide. (e.g. Whitening Strips and Whitening Trays). For best results, visit a whitening professional in your area.

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