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Even though your teeth might appear to be smooth, your tooth enamel is actually quite textured on a microscopic level. These surfaces can sometimes trap tiny staining particles that are found in the dark foods and beverages you consume each day. If these minor surface stains are not cleared away in a timely manner, they can start to penetrate deep into the enamel, which can leave you with a deeply stained smile.

Periodically applying whitening strips to your smile can work to remove minor surface stains. The clear, plastic strips have been covered 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. While the whitening strips are in your mouth, you will need to avoid drinking, eating and using tobacco products.

It’s important to keep in mind that the concentration of topical hydrogen peroxide on whitening strips is only strong enough to brighten minor surface stains on tooth enamel. Deep stains can usually only be safely and effectively whitened by the professional dental bleaching treatment offered at All Family Dental.

If you routinely struggle to remove minor surface stains from the teeth in your smile, you should call All Family Dental at 651.222.9715 and schedule an appointment with your dentist, Dr. Richard Timm, to explore your teeth-whitening options in Oakdale, Minnesota.