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Teeth Whitening in SW Calgary, AB

Teeth Whitening in SW Calgary, AB2024-05-22T09:19:10+00:00

Taking care of your oral health should not mean breaking the bank.

Help your smile shine bright.

Teeth whitening (or bleaching) is an easy and effective, non-invasive dental treatment that changes the color of natural tooth enamel. Since teeth whitening near you only works on natural tooth enamel, it is important to consider the replacement of any old fillings, crowns, etc. Any replacement of restorations will be done after bleaching, so they will match the newly whitened teeth.

Many individuals choose to undergo regular teeth whitening treatments to enhance both their appearance and confidence. As people age, the natural dulling and yellowing of teeth often occur. This discoloration can be attributed to the aging process itself, as well as dietary habits. Consuming items such as coffee, tea, and wine, along with smoking and indulging in foods with added coloring, can contribute to teeth staining. While brushing immediately after consuming such items can help mitigate stains, it may not entirely eliminate the risk. Fortunately, the good news is that stained and yellow teeth are not permanent, and effective whitening treatments can restore your smile to its radiant brilliance.

Types of whitening

There are various teeth whitening options available, with many individuals starting at home with whitening toothpaste. While this can contribute to brighter teeth, it often falls short of providing substantial whitening. We recommend toothpaste as a complement to an overall teeth whitening treatment rather than a standalone solution. Following professional teeth whitening, using whitening toothpaste can help maintain the brightness of your teeth.

Over-the-counter solutions such as whitening trays or strips are also popular choices. While these treatments can be effective, they typically don’t match the effectiveness of professional in-office solutions. Generally, store-bought products are not as potent as those provided by medical professionals. Furthermore, commercially available teeth whitening trays are designed to fit a general audience, not tailored to your specific dental structure. This lack of customization may result in loose-fitting trays and potential solution leakage, leading to gum irritation.

Our in-office teeth whitening

This procedure is performed by your dentist or hygienist. The in-office treatment can be done at the same time as a teeth cleaning or during a separate appointment. It is typically completed within an hour and produces immediately white teeth. For many people, this is an ideal solution because of how quickly it is finished. Some teeth whitening solutions may not be ideal for every patient; it is possible that some well-known teeth whitening methods may not be for you.

Chinook Smiles is pleased to provide several in-office options, such as Zoom! Advanced Power and Fotona Lightwalker Laser whitening will help you achieve the healthy, beautiful smile that you have been dreaming of.

Our take-home teeth whitening

Chinook Smiles’ take-home teeth whitening solution, in itself or combined with the in-office whitening, is an effective and convenient solution. It generally requires two visits; at the first visit, an impression will be made of your teeth so that custom, clear plastic trays can be created. At your second visit, you will try on your trays to ensure proper fit, and any adjustments will be made if necessary. You will be sent home with your trays, along with a whitening agent made up of carbamine peroxide gel. You will fill your trays with the gel and wear them twice a day for 30 minutes or overnight for two weeks or longer, depending on the degree of staining and the desired level of whiting.

FAQs

Does a teeth whitening procedure work for all types of stains and discolorations?2023-11-19T03:06:45+00:00

It’s essential to keep in mind that every patient has unique needs and specific requirements of care. In general, individuals with yellow tones to their teeth respond best to teeth whitening. Brown and grayish tinted teeth bleach respond less well and may require significantly longer dentist-supervised tooth whitening regimens or alternative cosmetic treatments. Finally, teeth whitening may not be recommended in the presence of sensitive teeth, worn enamel, and significant gum disease.

What if my teeth are darkly stained?2023-11-19T03:05:23+00:00

For darkly stained teeth, a whitening procedure may not provide the cosmetic results desired. In these cases, we’ll talk about alternative options such as porcelain veneers or full-coverage crowns.

Can I get my teeth whitened?2023-11-19T03:03:46+00:00

Most people are candidates for tooth whitening, but again, each situation is unique and it’s best to contact your Chinook Smiles dentists.

How long does tooth whitening last?2023-11-19T03:02:39+00:00

Typically you can expect whitening to last from six months to two years, although some studies report results lasting up to 10 years. Avoiding red wine, coffee, and smoking—all of which can cause staining—helps preserve the results.

Does tooth whitening cause permanent tooth sensitivity?2023-11-19T03:02:13+00:00

Sensitivity from tooth whitening is always transient. If there is any sensitivity caused by the whitening, it goes away within one to two days after the treatment, and the patient returns to the state of sensitivity he or she had prior to starting the whitening process.

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