How Do I Use Whitening Strips?

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If you’re working toward a whiter and brighter smile with over-the-counter whitening strips, good for you! Our dentist, Dr. Frederick Stark and Brad Norden, and dental team hope you reach your smile goals. You deserve the appearance you desire. Just remember: It’s important to use the product properly, otherwise, you won’t receive the results you are looking for. We are happy to give you the instructions you need!

First, avoid brushing your teeth before placing the strip. This can help the product adhere to your chompers much better. To begin, just remove the liner from the strip and place the gel side of the strip on your teeth (make sure it’s pressed along the gumline). Press against the strip with your fingertips for the best contact and fold the remainder of the strip behind your teeth.

Second, follow the instructions on the packaging. The instructions will tell you how long and how many times to wear the strips. These instructions will vary depending on each product. This is because the peroxide (whitening solution) might be stronger or weaker than other treatments. So, make sure to read and follow the instructions on the treatment rather than assume it’s like your previous whitening treatments.

For more information and details about how to use whitening strips in Derby, Kansas, please contact Derby Family Dentistry at 316-788-4000 when you can. We are happy to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to your phone call!