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A smile that has been stained by dark foods and beverages, tobacco use or the general passage of time can leave you feeling self-conscious. Many people in a situation like this reach out to Dr. Chad Ellis to understand their options for whitening their smiles. One way to brighten minor surface stains is to use whitening strips.

The topical form of hydrogen peroxide the strips have can effectively counteract minor surface stains. The clear, plastic strips also make it hard for the casual observer to notice you’re wearing them. Just be sure to avoid eating or drinking while you’re wearing the strips.

The net effect will help you maintain your bright, white smile between regular dental checkup and cleaning appointments. This will save you from having to have whitening treatments performed frequently.

At the same time, it might be a good idea to think about certain dark foods and drinks that cause staining problems. Cutting back on these products or drinking dark beverages through a straw can go a long way in preventing a stained smile.

If the teeth in your smile are deeply stained, you will likely need your dentist, Dr. Chad Ellis, to perform a dental bleaching treatment in Orem and Provo, Utah, to fully whiten your tooth enamel.

If you have questions about how to best remove surface stains from the teeth in your smile, you should call The Smile Studio - Dr. Chad Ellis at 801-225-5594 to understand your whitening options.