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Dark foods and drink, tobacco use and the natural process of aging can stain and dull the enamel of the teeth in your smile. How deeply your teeth are stained will greatly determine which whitening products and procedures will be needed to meet your whitening goals.

Before starting any tooth whitening program, you should talk to your dentist. They are trained to help you find the safest most effective products to meet your whitening goals.

Many people find whitening strips to be a convenient way to brighten their smile on the go. To use them you simply apply the clear strips to your teeth for 30 to 45 minutes each day. Since 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.

The concentration of topical peroxide in whitening strips will only be strong enough to whiten teeth with minor stains. If your teeth are deeply stained, you will need to talk to your dentist about a dental bleaching procedure.

If you have questions about whitening strips or you would like to explore your whitening options, please feel free to call us at 281-328-3569 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you have the bright white smile you want.