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Dark stains on your teeth from things like tobacco use, dark foods and drinks can leave you with an unappealing smile. The depth and degree of staining on the teeth in your smile will go a long way towards determining which whitening products and procedures are called for to effectively whiten your smile.

It’s a good idea to talk to your dentist before starting any whitening routine. They are trained to help you understand the products and procedures that can brighten you smile while also being mindful of your long term oral health.

Whitening strips continue to grow in popularity because they are so convenient to use. You simply apply the clear strips to the teeth in your smile for a half hour. You can wear them while you are on the go and the casual observer won’t even notice you are wearing them! When the strips are in your mouth you will need to avoid drinking, eating and using tobacco. This could damage the strips or wash them loose.

Whitening strips use a form of topical hydrogen peroxide to gradually brighten minor stains on your teeth. The concentration of this whitening agent is not strong enough to remove the moderate or deep stains on tooth enamel.

To brighten deep stains, you should talk to your dentist about a dental tooth bleaching procedure. The concentration of whitening agents in the procedure are stronger than anything available in stores.

If you have questions or would like to explore your whitening options, please feel free to call us at 859.278.9391 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you find the white smile you desire.