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Over-the-counter whitening strips are a great treatment that can help you achieve a whiter and brighter smile. However, that’s only the case if you properly use them. This is why it’s important to follow the instructions so your smile can remain in tip-top shape and so you can have the best results possible. Our dentist, Dr. Alan Rembos, is happy to help you properly use the strips by giving you the instructions you need.

First, don’t brush your teeth before starting treatment. This will help the strips have a stronger hold on the smile. When you apply the strips, take the liner off and place the gel side of the strip onto the teeth. Add pressure to the strip with your fingers and fold the remainder of the strip behind the chompers.

Second, follow the instructions that are provided. This is important because each whitening treatment is different, because the amount of peroxide used varies, so you shouldn’t assume the treatment has the same instructions as the treatment you used before. The instructions will tell you how long and how often to wear the strips.

Call Alan Rembos DDS today at one of our 4 convenient locations if you have any questions or if you would like to know more about how to use over-the-counter whitening strips in Marco Island, Naples, Fort Myers, and Sanibel, Florida. Our dental team is happy to help you, and we look forward to your phone call!