Whitening Strips Can Prevent Future Surface Stains from Penetrating the Tooth Enamel

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The microscopic textures of your tooth enamel can sometimes capture tiny dark particles from the foods and beverages you consume. When this happens, it is nearly impossible to brighten your smile with retail-level whitening products.

To fully restore the white luster of a smile so affected with stains, Our dentists, Dr. Lambrecht and Dr. West, will often advocate a professional dental bleaching treatment. The techniques, tools, and potent whitening agents they use are the safest method for removing stains from deep within your tooth enamel.

Once it’s completed, you will need to take measures to prevent future surface stains from once again penetrating your tooth enamel. This starts with modest lifestyle changes by limiting your intake of dark foods and drinks. You might also want to try drinking dark beverages and soft drinks through a straw.

Wearing whitening strips can also be a convenient way of removing surface stains. They are a clear sheet of plastic that have been treated with a topical form of hydrogen peroxide. You will need to avoid drinking, eating, and using tobacco while the strips are in your mouth.

The concentration of topical hydrogen peroxide they employ will only be potent enough to remove surface stains. If your teeth once again develop significant staining, you will need to seek further professional measures to restore the white luster of your smile.

If you have stained teeth in your smile, you should call 803-534-1020 to set up a consultation session at Orangeburg Dental Associates.