Posted .

If your teeth have dulled and developed stains from dark foods, beverage or tobacco use, you might be interested in exploring your whitening options. The degree of staining on your teeth and the primary cause will go a long way towards determining which whitening products and procedures will be needed to meet your whitening goals.

Make sure you talk to your dentist before starting any whitening routine. They are trained to help you understand the products and procedures that will best improve your smile and long term oral health.

Whitening strips are a convenient way to brighten your smile while you are out and about. All you have to do is apply the clear strips to your teeth for a half hour. The special topical hydrogen peroxide will gradually brighten minor stains on your teeth. Because the strips are clear, most people won’t even know you’re wearing them.

While wearing the strips you should avoid drinking, eating and using tobacco. This could damage the strips or wash them into your mouth.

Keep in mind that if you have moderately to deeply stained teeth the concentration of peroxide whitening agents will not be strong enough to remove the stains. In a situation like this 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 on the retail level.

If you have questions or would like to explore your whitening options, please feel free to call us at 941-926-9888 to schedule an appointment.