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Stains on the teeth in your smile can leave you feeling self-conscious about your appearance. If the stains have penetrated deep into your teeth, chances are good that the whitening products sold on store shelves will not be potent enough to remove them. Worse still, some of these products can even prove harmful to the teeth and gums.

For a smile so significantly stained, Dr. Nils Sandstrom will often suggest having a dental bleaching treatment administered. The professional tools, techniques, and potent whitening agents we use can safely eradicate stains from deep within tooth enamel.

Once your teeth have been fully whitened, we can help you understand the measures you can take to maintain your white smile between dental cleanings. This will include cutting back on dark foods and beverages. One other method to consider is to periodically apply whitening strips that have been approved by the American Dental Association.

This can be a convenient way to whiten your smile while you go about your day. They are essentially clear, plastic pieces film that have been treated with a special topical form of hydrogen peroxide. The casual observer can’t even notice the strips are in your mouth. When wearing them, you should not eat, drink, chew gum or use tobacco products.

When you’re shopping for whitening strips in Palos Heights, Illinois, 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 are interested in having your teeth professionally whitened, you should call 708-388-2500 to schedule a dental bleaching treatment at Nils F. Sandstrom, DDS.