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Are you considering visiting your Calgary dentist for a teeth whitening treatment? Here are some pre and post teeth whitening treatment care tips to help you get the best results.

When it comes to the effectiveness of your teeth whitening procedure, the type of whitening agent you use will make a significant difference. While over-the-counter teeth bleaching products might be cheaper, in-office teeth whitening procedures produce safer and much more dramatic results. 

Visiting your Calgary dentist for a teeth whitening treatment has many benefit, including: 

  • Faster treatment time 
  • More uniform results
  • Natural-looking and longer lasting outcome 
  • Fewer touch ups are required 

At Marlborough Dental Centre, our customized in-office teeth whitening treatments can save you money in the long-run and our dentist can tailor the procedure for better and more natural results. 

Customized Teeth Whitening Treatments in Calgary 

At Marlborough Dental Centre, we offer our patients a wide range of customized cosmetic dentistry services, including teeth whitening, Invisalign, and dental implants, to give you the beautiful and healthy smile you’ve always wanted. 

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Pre and Post Teeth Whitening Care: How to Get The Best Results 

In-office teeth whitening is a safe and effective way of achieving a naturally bright and beautiful smile. However, in order to get the best possible results, you must understand exactly how to take care of your teeth/mouth before and after your teeth whitening treatment. 

Before Teeth Whitening 

  • Eating: Make sure you eat prior to your teeth whitening treatment. This is because you must wait for at least one hour after the treatment before you eat or drink anything, besides water. 
  • Dental Cleaning: To ensure the best results, make sure that you’ve had a dental cleaning within 6 months of your treatment. 
  • Sores/Cuts: If you have any sores or cuts in your mouth, make sure to talk to your dentist about healing them prior to your treatment to avoid any discomfort. 
  • Piercings: Take out any piercings in your mouth prior to your teeth whitening procedure 

After Teeth Whitening 

  • First hour: Drink only water and don’t eat or drink anything else for at least one hour after your teeth whitening appointment. 
  • First 24 hours: Do not consume foods that are likely to cause stains. These include red wine, coffee, tea, colas, tomato sauce, and blueberries. 
  • Don’t smoke: Don’t smoke for at least 24 hours after your teeth whitening appointment. 
  • White spots on teeth: In some cases, you may see white spots on certain areas of your teeth. These are typically caused by calcium deposits or very porous teeth, and they will disappear within 24 hours. 
  • Sensitivity: Some patients will have minor tooth and/or gum sensitivity after their treatment. This will typically dissipate after 30 minutes or so. 

Maintaining Your Teeth Whitening Results: Consider Touch Up Treatments 

Depending on the type of teeth whitening treatment you opt for, as well as your lifestyle habits and diet, the results of your procedure aren’t going to last forever. To maintain a bright and beautiful smile, you may want to consider touch-up treatments every six months or so to restore the natural shine to your smile. 

Call Today

To find out more about our customized teeth whitening treatments and how we can help you achieve a beautiful, white, and healthy smile,  visit us at Marlborough Dental Centre, 1141-3800 Memorial Drive NE Calgary, AB, T2A, 2K2.


Alternatively, you can contact us at 403-248-2066 or fill in our online contact form.

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