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Moderate to deep stains on your teeth often cannot be removed by the dental whitening products sold in stores. In many cases, your dentist, Dr. Kenneth Lewis, will need to administer a dental bleaching treatment to fully brighten your smile.

You can then use whitening toothpaste or whitening strips that are approved by the American Dental Association to maintain the whiteness of your smile.

Using whitening toothpaste is a popular method for brightening minor surface stains. Just keep in mind that the concentration of hydrogen peroxide whitening agents in the product aren’t potent enough to brighten moderate to deeply stained teeth.

Whitening strips are basically clear, plastic strips that have been treated 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. You will need to abstain from eating, drinking, or chewing gum while wearing the strips.

When you are shopping for whitening toothpaste and whitening strips, you should always look for the ADA’s Seal of Acceptance. The seal represents that the toothpaste has been researched and tested for safety and effectiveness.

If you would like a whiter smile, you should call (910) 488.0518 to schedule an appointment at Lewis Family Dentistry regarding teeth whitening in Fayetteville, North Carolina.