As we age, staining foods, dark beverages and other lifestyle choices like tobacco use can dull your smile. 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. Tooth whitening toothpaste is only effective for removing minor surface stains. If your teeth are moderately stains you might want to try whitening strips.
Whitening strips are a convenient way for people to reduce moderate stains on the teeth in your smile. Most retail 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.
You should avoid eating, drinking and using tobacco products while wearing the strips.
If your teeth are deeply stained you might want to try bleaching gel, or our in-office tooth bleaching procedure. Our bleaching procedure is the most effective way to whiten deeply stained teeth.
If you have questions about teeth whitening strips or you are curious about other tooth whitening options, please feel free to call us at 425-337-5549 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you meet your teeth whitening goals!