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    "My treatment was easy and fast. To the people at , I want to thank you for your kindness and hospitality. All of you were extremely helpful and I did not feel like a patient because of the extreme amiability I was treated..."

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    "I am very satisfied with the results! Dr. Chaw Su Kyi explained the process from the beginning in a concise and clear way and was extremely helpful and patient with me since I am a bit of a sissy when it comes to going to the dentist! My teeth are now straight and look lovely."

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  • West London Orthodontist - Real Patient Testimonials

    Real Patient Testimonials

    "My treatment was excellent! Well inside the time frame given, if there was a problem the staff were all too happy to help. The treatment was quick and easy, with regular check ups to make sure everything was going to plan. I could not have hoped for anything better."

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  • West London Orthodontist - Real Patient Testimonials

    Real Patient Testimonials

    "My teeth are now straight and look lovely. I am very satisfied with the results! Dr. Chaw Su Kyi explained the process from the beginning in a concise and clear way and was extremely helpful and patient with me since I am a bit of a sissy when it comes to going to the dentist! My teeth are now straight and look lovely".

    *Results May Vary

Whitening Toothpastes – do they work?

Written by Dr. Chaw Su Kyi on October 11, 2017

whitening toothpastes

There are several whitening kinds of toothpaste on the market. A whitening toothpaste doesn’t change the actual colour of your teeth but they may be effective at removing surface staining. These kinds of toothpaste typically contain more abrasive ingredients, such as silica, which scrub the surface of the teeth.

Teeth whitening toothpaste won’t give you dramatic, bright white results unless you naturally have very white teeth. Whitening toothpaste may help reduce the discolouration of your teeth from coffee or red wine enamel surface staining.

Professional teeth whitening

Recently ‘charcoal’ has been popping up in all sorts of ‘healthy products’. Whitening one’s teeth using charcoal is an interesting viewing on YouTube. However – does it work? Well, the Romans used to have powdered charcoal in their toothpaste! While you might not notice any negative effects right away, the American Dental Association has warned that activated charcoal is too abrasive and risk wearing away your tooth enamel.

If you want to actually whiten your teeth, you might consider dental professional teeth whitening treatment. If you wish to discuss professional tooth whitening please speak with Dr Kyi at your next appointment.

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