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If you have stained or discolored teeth and are looking to brighten them with a whitening treatment in Wichita Falls, Texas, you are far from alone! On average, Americans spend $1.4 billion total a year on whitening products, and this estimate is totaled before the cost of professional whitening treatments are factored in. It’s much cheaper to avoid paying for a whitening treatment entirely by avoiding having stained teeth. Wouldn’t you like to save that money? If so, here is some helpful tips.

Avoid tobacco. It doesn’t matter if you smoke it through a pipe or cigarette or chew it. Tobacco will cause stains and discoloration. There are also beverages like soda, tea, and coffee that are also known to stain your teeth. Medications can also sometimes be responsible for stained or discolored teeth, so discuss them with your doctor before taking.

Sometimes though, the color of your teeth isn’t entirely in your control. Aging and genetics are also partly responsible for the color of your teeth. It’s good to know then that you can reverse these effects through a professional whitening treatment. During your appointment, we will inspect your teeth and devise a customized whitening plan just for your needs.

It may be tempting to use a cheaper at home method, but they can take much longer than a professional treatment. You should also be aware that a professional treatment offers much more safety than at home kits, which are known to leave patients with sensitive or damaged teeth. Since at home kits aren’t specialized for your mouth, they can leave you with irritated gums as well.

If you have any questions about whitening treatments, please give Stone Lake Dental a call at 940-692-2851. Your dentist, Dr. Rafael A. Perez and his staff are happy to answer any questions you may have.