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Do you have discolored or stained teeth? Are you interested in teeth whitening treatments? You are far from alone. The sum average Americans spend on teeth whitening products a year is estimated at $1.6 billion a year, and this is before we factor in professional whitening products! Of course, a lot of money could be potentially saved if people would keep their teeth from becoming stained in the first place. Would you like to save money? If so, Here are some helpful tips.

If you are a smoker, you should think about quitting. Tobacco use can cause your teeth to become stained and discolored, and this also applies to pipe use and chewing. Beverages like tea, coffee, and soda, are also known to change the teeth’s color. Quite a few medications can also cause discoloration to happen as well.

The color of our teeth is not always in our hands. Our age and genetics are also powerful influences over our teeth’s color that we’ve no control over. This is why a professional teeth whitening treatment may be useful to reverse these effects. We at Dakota Ridge Dental would be happy to assist you! After inspecting your teeth, we will personalize a whitening treatment plan just for you to help reverse stains and discoloration.

If you are interested in at home whitening treatments you should know that your dentist, Dr. Stephanie S. Karlin & Justin S. Petracek advises against them. Not only do at-home kits take much longer to work, but they may make your teeth more sensitive and can potentially do permanent damage to your enamel. Also, since they are made for just you in mind, they can also cause your gums to become irritated.

If you have any questions or are interested in having a whitening treatment in Littleton, Colorado, give Dakota Ridge Dental a call at 303.933.2420. We look forward to hearing from you soon!