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When minor surface stains are allowed to set deep into your tooth enamel, it can be difficult to effectively whiten your smile with consumer-grade oral products. In cases like this, Dr. Tiffany Teegarden will often recommend a professional dental bleaching treatment. The potent whitening agents she uses are the safest and most effective method for a bright new smile.

Once your teeth have been fully whitened, you can then use whitening strips to eradicate minor surface stains before they have the chance to set in.

Using whitening strips is a convenient way to whiten your smile while you go about your day. They are essentially a clear, plastic film that has been treated with a special topical form of hydrogen peroxide. The casual observer can’t even notice the strips are in your mouth. When wearing them, you should not eat, drink, chew gum or use tobacco products.

When you’re shopping for whitening strips in Independence, Missouri, you should always look for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance. This insignia represents that the product and its active ingredients have been researched and tested to meet rigorous guidelines for safety and effectiveness.

It’s worth noting that whitening strips can only brighten minor stains on teeth. Deeply stained tooth enamel will require stronger measures. The safest and most effective way to whiten deeply stained tooth enamel is to have your dentist administer a dental bleaching treatment.

If you are struggling to effectively brighten your smile, you should call Truman Village Dental at 816-569-9800 to explore your whitening options.