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Your tooth enamel is made up of microscopic mineral structures. This creates pores that can hold onto surface stains. If they’re not removed on a daily basis, these surface stains can penetrate into the tooth enamel, causing stubborn stains on your smile. One way to prevent this from happening is to apply whitening strips to the teeth in your smile.

Whitening strips in Kirkland, Washington, are essentially clear sheets of plastic that have been treated with a topical form of hydrogen peroxide. You simply apply them to your teeth and they will whiten minor stains without being noticeable to the casual observer. You will also need to avoid drinking, eating, and using tobacco while the strips are in your mouth.

The concentration of topical hydrogen peroxide used in whitening strips is only strong enough to brighten minor stains on your teeth. To whiten deeply stained teeth, you will need to have your dentist, Dr. Danlu Lee & Wendy Yeung, perform a dental bleaching treatment. This will safely and effectively whiten even the darkest stained teeth. You can then maintain your smile’s whiteness and luster with whitening strips.

If you have stained teeth in your smile, you should call (425) 828.9721 to set up a consultation session at Radiant Smiles Family Dentistry.