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Are you ever worried about the color of your teeth? If so, you’re far from alone. In fact, did you know that Americans spend $1.4 billion dollars every year on home whitening kits? If you’re unhappy with the color of your smile, we recommend giving us a call—but wouldn’t it be nice to avoid the need for a whitening altogether? Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to prevent discolored teeth.

As you probably know, a few external factors can cause discoloration. For example, tobacco can adversely affect the color of your teeth, whether you chew, use a pipe, or smoke cigarettes. Some beverages, such as cola, tea, or coffee, can also stain your teeth. Finally, certain medications have been known to darken teeth.

The color of your teeth color can also be determined by things you can’t control. In fact, did you know aging and genetics can be responsible for the color of your teeth? Fortunately, you have a few whitening options. Of course, our team can help. After inspecting your teeth, we’ll see that your needs are met and will develop a whitening plan specifically for you.

While a whitening kit may be more affordable, did you know that a professional whitening will yield results much more quickly? A professional whitening treatment is also safer than a home treatment. Sadly, at-home treatments may make your teeth more sensitive and cause permanent damage to your enamel. Also, since at-home kits are not made specifically with you in mind, your gums are more likely to be irritated.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Tetting & Tetting, D.D.S. at 920.739.9612. Our dentist, Drs. Paul and Faith Tetting, and our team will be happy to answer any questions you have.