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The natural processes of aging as well as the dark foods and drinks you consume each day can gradually start to stain your tooth enamel. The whitening products or treatments needed to brighten your smile again will vary depending on the depth and cause of the stains.

It’s always a good idea to consult with your Pro Spoto Dental dentist before starting any new whitening program. One of the more common methods for improving minor surface stains on your smile is to use whitening strips.

Whitening strips are clear plastic strips that have 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. When the whitening strips are in your mouth, you will need to avoid drinking, eating and using tobacco products.

The concentration of whitening agents on whitening strips is only strong enough to brighten minor surface stains on teeth. Deep stains from dark foods and drinks and tobacco products can only be safely and effectively whitened by your dentist’s dental bleaching procedure.

If your teeth suffer from minor surface stains, or if you’re looking for the best method to maintain your smile between dental cleanings, you can always call Dr. Gerald Spoto at (813) 884-3287 to understand your teeth-whitening options in Tampa, Florida.