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When surface stains are not removed from your teeth on a daily basis, they will slowly start to penetrate deeper into the tooth enamel. As time goes by, this can leave you with unsightly stains on your smile. Many people with a smile so afflicted will turn to Dr. Angela Osborn for a dental bleaching treatment.

With your teeth fully whitened, she can tell you about the measures you can take to maintain your white smile in between your twice-annual dental cleaning at Angela M. Osborn, DDS, PC. This will likely include cutting back on dark foods and beverages. One other method to consider is to periodically apply whitening strips to your teeth that have been approved by the American Dental Association. This can be a convenient way to maintain your while smile while you go about your day.

The strips come in the form of a clear, plastic film that has been treated with a special topical form of hydrogen peroxide. The casual observer shouldn’t even notice the strips in your mouth. While they are in your mouth, you should not eat, drink, chew gum or use tobacco products.

Before using any particular brand of whitening strips, you should always look for the ADA’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.

If you live in the Lone Tree, Colorado, area and you are struggling to whiten your smile, you should call 303-799-9993 to schedule a consultation at our dentist’s office.