While there are many different whitening toothpastes on the market, the truth is that they do not whiten teeth. Whitening toothpastes help to scrub away stains before they penetrate your enamel and discolor your enamel. Any sort of whitening rinse does not whiten teeth either. All these products do are remove surface stains to prevent small discolorations on your existing teeth. Any sort of toothpaste with Baking Soda as an abrasive will remove most superficial stains. Patients that have porcelain veneers, Porcelain crowns or composite fillings are reminded NOT to utilize Baking Soda toothpastes as these may scratch your restorations. Tooth pastes such as Crest Sensitivity, Colgate Sensitivity and Sensodyne are recommended for these patients. They have extremely mild abrasives and will not harm your restorations. Another type of toothpaste dentifrice that we recommend here at Ritter and Ramsey General and Cosmetic Dentistry is Clinpro 5000 from 3M ESPE. This toothpaste has the largest amount of Fl available to prevent recurrent cavities from returning to your dentition. Come on for your cleaning and exam to find out more about toothpaste choices for your mouth.