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If your teeth have become discolored or stained over time, and you are looking to reverse these effects through a whitening treatment in Poughkeepsie, New York, you are not the only one! Many Americans are also looking to have whiter teeth. The yearly average cost that Americans spend on tooth whitening products totals $1.4 billion, and this is before professional whitening treatments. The cheapest way to whiten your teeth is, of course, prevention. Here are some ways you can avoid discoloration and stained teeth.

One of the largest causes of tooth discoloration is tobacco use. Smoking, pipe use, and chewing are all bad habits. Beverages to avoid are coffee, tea, and soda. Some medications are also known to cause discoloration.

It’s entirely possible to still have yellow teeth even if you avoid these things. Aging and genetics can also influence the color of our teeth over time. It’s good to know you have options for whitening your teeth in these instances, and the best option to you is a professional whitening treatment. Our team will inspect your mouth to customize your treatment just for you!

It could be that you are looking to save money by using an at-home whitening kit. If that’s the case, then you should be aware that these kits can take much longer for you to see the desired results. Professional whitening treatments also guarantee your safety. At home kits can damage the enamel of your teeth, leaving them with a sensitivity. And since at home treatments aren’t customized with you in mind, they can leave your gums irritated.

If you have any questions or concerns about whitening treatments, please call Mark L. Pitel, DMD, PC today at 845-454-0790. Our dentist, Dr. Mark L. Pitel and his staff are here to help answer any questions you may have and look forward to hearing from you!