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A yellow smile that has been dulled by dark foods and beverages or occasional tobacco use can leave you feeling self-conscious about your appearance. One way to prevent this from happening is to remove surface stains from your teeth by using dental whitening strips.

The clear, plastic strips 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. While the strips are in your mouth you will need to abstain from eating, drinking or using tobacco products. These things could potentially loosen or damage the strips.

When you’re shopping for whitening strips in Amherst, New Hampshire look for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance. This means that the product in question has been reviewed, tested, and researched to meet rigorous guidelines for safety and effectiveness.

It’s worth noting that the concentration of topical hydrogen peroxide on whitening strips is only strong enough to brighten minor surface stains on tooth enamel. Deep stains from regularly consuming dark foods and drinks and using tobacco can effectively be whitened by a dental bleaching treatment administered in the office by your dentist or hygienist.

If you are concerned about a yellow or stained smile, please call 603-672-6546 to schedule a whitening consultation at New Hampshire Center for Comprehensive Dentistry.  We’re happy to help you feel more confident with a brighter looking whiter smile.