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Age and certain lifestyle choices like dark beverages, staining foods and tobacco use can often dull your smile. If this is the case there are several products and techniques that can help you have the bright, white smile of your youth.

You should always consult your dentist before starting any tooth whitening regimen. Your regular dental checkup includes a cleaning and polishing procedure that removes minor surface stains.

If you enjoy foods and drinks that are known to cause staining or you use tobacco occasionally your teeth can quickly develop minor to moderate surface stains.
Whitening strips are a convenient and popular way for people to deal with moderately stained teeth. Many brands use a topical form of hydrogen peroxide as their primary whitening agent. You simply apply the strips over your teeth for a half an hour each day. You can wear the strips anywhere so it lets you whitening your teeth while on the go.

While you’re wearing the strips you should avoid eating, drinking and using tobacco products.

Keep in mind if you use tobacco on a regular basis or you already have moderate to deeply stained teeth, then the mild concentration of whitening agents in whitening toothpaste probably won’t be enough to resolve your staining issues.

In a situation like this you may want to try whitening strips or bleaching gel. However the most effective way to remove moderately stained teeth is our in-office tooth bleaching procedure.

If you have questions about teeth whitening strips or you are curious about other tooth whitening options, please feel free to call us at 305-684-8536 to schedule an appointment.