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A bright white smile makes a good first impression and can say a lot about you. Unfortunately there are a lot of things that can contribute to keeping our teeth from looking their very best. Age, tobacco use and the staining caused by foods and dark beverages can dull your smile. It’s a good idea to talk to your dentist before starting any tooth whitening regimen.

If your teeth have moderate surface stains or you aren’t satisfied with your results from using a tooth whitening toothpaste, you might want to try using tooth whitening strips.

Many people find whitening strips to be convenient as you can wear them just about anywhere. Most brands use a topical form of hydrogen peroxide to help whitening teeth. Most manufacturers require you use the strips for around one half hour per day. Be sure to thoroughly read the directions before using.

You should avoid any and all tobacco use while the strips are in your mouth. Not only does tobacco cause staining on your teeth but the heat of smoking can also damage the strips while they are in your mouth. You should also avoid eating and drinking as this can cause the strips to come loose and you might accidentally swallow them.

If you have questions about using teeth whitening strips, or you are curious about other tooth whitening options, please feel free to call us at 414-525-0300 to schedule an appointment.