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Age and certain lifestyle choices like dark beverages, staining foods and tobacco use can often dull your smile. If this is the case there are several products and techniques that can help you have the bright, white smile of your youth.

How deeply your teeth are stained and the primary cause of staining will greatly determine what teeth whitening products or procedures are right for you. You should always consult your dentist before starting any tooth whitening regimen.

Your regular dental checkup includes a tooth polishing procedure during cleaning. This procedure is effective at removing minor surface stains. Whitening strips are a convenient and popular way for people to deal with moderately stained teeth. Many brands use a topical form of hydrogen peroxide as their primary whitening agent.

To use them you simply apply the strips over your teeth for a half hour each day. You can wear the strips anywhere so it lets you whitening your teeth while on the go.

It’s important to avoid using tobacco or eating and drinking while the whitening strips are in your mouth.

Unfortunately whitening strips will only deal with minor to moderate stains. If you have deeply stained teeth you may want to try our in-office tooth bleaching procedure. The concentration of bleaching agents in our procedure is the most effective way to remove stains from your 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) 361-0842 to schedule an appointment.