White doesn't necessarily mean 'healthy'. It may not even mean 'clean.' Although it's in fashion today to have bright white teeth, over-bleaching has it's pitfalls. Over-whitening can actually stain teeth and harm mouth and nerve tissues. Healthy, clean teeth begin with regular brushing and flossing and visits to the dentist. Oral health problems are found in white teeth just as much as in other shades.
Learn more about whitening and good oral health:
- What makes teeth white?
- What colour should teeth be?
- My teeth are white, so are they healthy?
- My teeth aren't very white at all. Does this mean they are unhealthy?
- What can I do to make my teeth whiter?
- What things can discolour my teeth?
- Can I use laundry or household bleach to whiten my teeth?
- Can I use baking soda to whiten my teeth?
- How does the whitening procedure at my dentist work?
- Is it better to whiten my teeth at home or at my dentist?
- What about the whitening offered in tanning salons and spas and beautician salons. Is it safe?
- What are in those whitening toothpastes and strips?
- How effective are whitening toothpastes and strips?
- If I whiten my teeth do I still need to brush? And visit my dentist?