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Many Americans have stained or discolored teeth, and are looking to reverse the effects of whitening treatments. Teeth whitening products end up costing Americans a total of $1.4 billion a year and this is the cost before professional treatments are factored in. Wouldn’t you like to save that money? The best option is to avoid habits that develop stained teeth.

Bearing that in mind, here are a few ideas to help you have whiter teeth. First of all, avoid tobacco. Things such as pipe smoking, using cigarettes, or chewing can wreak havoc on the white of your teeth. Similarly, drinks such as tea, coffee, and soda should be enjoyed sparingly to avoid having stains or discolorations. Finally, there are some medications that can discolor teeth as well.

Not everything about your teeth’s color is within your control, however. Things such as genetics and aging also have a part in the color of your teeth. Thankfully, you can reverse those effects with a professional teeth whitening treatment! After we inspect your teeth for any issues, we will customize a plan just for you in order to leave your teeth much whiter.

At home whitening kits are also an option. Since they are more cost effective, we understand why you may be tempted to use them. We’d like to warn you that a professional treatment will give you the results you want in much less time and also at home whitening kits can leave your teeth damaged or sensitive. It’s also good to keep in mind that at home treatments are not customized for your needs, and can leave your gums feeling irritated.

If you are interested in having a professional whitening treatment in Hanford, California, please call Lee F. Peterson DDS today at 559-584-8129 to set up a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Lee F. Peterson. We look forward to helping brighten your smile!