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Stains on your teeth from dark foods and drink, tobacco use or the natural process of aging can leave you wanting a brighter, whiter smile. The degree of staining on your teeth will determine which whitening products or procedures are called for to restore the white smile you’ve always wanted.

You should always talk to your dentist before starting any tooth whitening program. They can advise you on the products or procedures that can best meet your whitening goals.

Whitening strips are a convenient way for active people to brighten their smile on the go. You simply apply the clear strips to your teeth for 30 to 45 minutes each day. Because the strips are clear the casual observer won’t even be able to notice you are wearing them.

You should avoid eating, drinking and using tobacco while wearing the strips as this could damage them or wash them loose.

The concentration of topical peroxide in the strips is only strong enough to whiten teeth with minor stains. If your teeth are deeply stained, you will need to talk to your dentist about a dental bleaching procedure.

If you have questions about whitening strips or you would like to explore your whitening options, please feel free to call us at 563-927-4746 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you have the bright white smile you want.