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Your tooth enamel has microscopic pores that can trap small staining particles. If the particles are not removed on a daily basis, they can slowly penetrate deep into the enamel, making them hard to remove.

Applying whitening strips to your smile on a regular basis can be a convenient way of whitening minor stains on your teeth as you go about your day. When applied to your teeth, the clear, plastic strips make it hard for the casual observer to even notice you’re wearing them.

The strips are essentially a clear sheet of plastic that has been covered 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 used in the product is only strong enough to brighten minor stains on your teeth. To whiten more significant stains, you will need to have your Brandon Burger, DDS dentist administer a tooth-bleaching treatment. This will safely and effectively whiten even the darkest stained teeth. Once this is done, you should be able to easily maintain your smile’s whiteness and luster with whitening strips.

If you have stained teeth in your smile, you should call your dentist, Dr. Brandon Burger, at 615-889-8202 to explore your teeth-whitening options in Hermitage, Tennessee.