If you were to look at the surface of your tooth enamel under a microscope, you would see a plethora of tiny pores and textured grooves. When you consume dark foods and beverages, the dark particles can become trapped in these areas. If these minor surface stains are not removed daily, they can build up and slowly penetrate deeper into your teeth. One way to clear minor surface stains and maintain your lustrous smile is to use whitening strips.
The clear, plastic strips have been treated with a special topical form of hydrogen peroxide. You can conveniently wear them as you go about your day and the casual observer won’t even notice you have them on your teeth. When using the strips, you need to avoid drinking, eating and using tobacco products.
When you’re shopping for whitening strips, you should always look for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance. This means that the product in question has been reviewed, tested and researched to meet rigorous guidelines for safety and effectiveness.
It’s worth noting that the concentration of topical hydrogen peroxide in whitening strips is only strong enough to brighten minor surface stains on tooth enamel. Deep stains from regularly consuming dark foods and drinks and using tobacco can only be safely and effectively whitened by Dr. Robert Doyle’s dental bleaching treatment.
If you are concerned about the best method for removing surface stains from your teeth, you should call 412-567-0927 to schedule an appointment with your dentist. We’re happy to help you understand your whitening options in Whitaker, Pennsylvania.