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Many people across the United States have stained or discolored teeth. Because of this, an interest in teeth whitening has risen in popularity. On average, each year Americans spend over $1.4 billion a year on whitening products! Keep in mind this doesn’t even factor in professional whitening treatments. Of course, the best option is to avoid things that can stain your teeth in order to save the money. With that in mind, here are a few tips to help keep your teeth white.

One habit people have that can stain or discolor their teeth is the use of tobacco. Know that if you use a pipe, smoke cigarettes, or chew, it can change the color of your teeth. There are some beverages like soda, tea, and coffee that are also catalysts for changing the color of your teeth. Also, there are some medications that can cause discoloration to your teeth.

Not everything in regards to the color of your teeth is up to you, however. Genetics and aging can also be responsible for changing the color of a person’s teeth. If this happens to you, don’t worry! A professional whitening treatment can help brighten your smile. Our team can inspect your teeth to find out what options would work best to whiten your teeth and formulate a customized plan to help.

While at home treatments are a cheaper option, they don’t work as quickly or effective as a professional whitening treatment. There are also some safety issues with at home kits, as they’ve been known to leave patients with sensitive or damaged teeth. And since the at home brands aren’t customized just for your needs, they can leave your gums irritated after a treatment.

If you have any questions or are interested in a professional teeth whitening treatment in Seguin, Texas, please schedule an appointment at Bella Vista Dental by calling us today at 830-379-8902. Our dentist, Dr. Lara Perry and his staff are happy to answer any questions or treat your smile!