Age tobacco use, staining foods and dark beverages are some of the more common causes of staining on your teeth. The primary source of staining and how deeply your teeth are stained will help to dictate what tooth whitening products or procedures will be needed to restore your bright, white smile.
Before starting any tooth whitening regimen, you should talk to your dentist. They are trained to help you find the right products or procedures for bright white smile you want.
Most Whitening strips us a topical form of hydrogen peroxide as their primary whitening agent, in concentrations slightly stronger than you find in whitening toothpaste. Whitening strips have grown in popularity because they are convenient. You simply apply the strips over your teeth and they will whiten while you’re on the go. When your are wearing them you should avoid eating, drinking and using tobacco.
Unfortunately, the concentration of whitening agents in whitening strips are only strong enough to manage minor stains on teeth. If you have deeply stained teeth, you should talk to your dentist about a dental bleaching procedure.
If you have questions about teeth whitening strips or other tooth whitening options, please feel free to call us at 225-753-5885 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you have the bright white smile you want.