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Stains that have penetrated into your tooth enamel can leave you with an unsightly, yellow-looking smile. For teeth in this condition, Dr. Lara-Perdue and Dr. Kennedy will often advocate a professional-grade dental bleaching treatment. The potent whitening agents and professional techniques they use are the safest means of restoring the white luster of your smile.

In the future, you should strongly consider taking measures to maintain your white smile between dental cleanings. This might involve cutting back on dark foods and beverages and abstaining from any tobacco use.

You could also try using retail-grade whitening strips to occasionally remove surface stains. Just be sure to look for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance to make sure the whitening strips have been tested for safe oral use.

The clear, plastic strips have been treated with a topical form of hydrogen peroxide. You simply apply them to your teeth and they will whiten minor stains without being noticeable to the casual observer. You will also need to avoid drinking, eating, and using tobacco while the strips are in your mouth.

If you live in the The Woodlands, Texas, area and you need help whitening your smile, you should call 936-271-3338 to schedule a consultation with our dentists.