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Do you have yellow or discolored teeth? Are you interested in having a teeth whitening treatment in Salt Lake City, Utah? If so, you’re far from alone! Each year, people in the United States spend an average of $1.4 billion on whitening products, and this is the cost before professional treatments are factored in! The cheaper option, of course, is to save that money by avoiding things that cause the need for a whitening treatment. Here are a few helpful tips in that regard.

Avoid using tobacco in any form. It doesn’t matter if you smoke cigarettes, use a pipe, or chew; tobacco can stain and discolor your teeth. Try to enjoy things like tea, soda, and coffee only in moderation or avoid them entirely. There are also a few medications on the market that have been known to discolor teeth so be careful of them as well.

Not everything in regards to the color of your teeth is subject to your habits. Your genetics and age also are responsible for the color of your teeth. While you can’t control this, you can reverse the effects by having a professional whitening treatment! We will be glad to assist you in this by formulating a customized plan to help address your specific needs in order to brighten your smile.

Now, of course, at home kits are less pricey than a professional treatment. The downside is that at home treatments take much longer for you to see the results, and there are also quite a few safety hazards involved as well. At home whitening kits can leave your teeth damaged or leave them sensitive. Another issue with at home kits is that they are not created with you specifically in mind, and can leave your gums feeling irritated.

If you have any questions or concerns about whitening your teeth, please call The Dental Studio today at 801-758-0985. Our dentist, Dr. David S. Peterson looks forward to hearing from you soon!