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Are you considering having a teeth whitening treatment? Here are some factors that could affect the success of your procedure and how to ensure you get the most satisfactory results.

Are you feeling self-conscious and frustrated about a lacklustre smile? Over the years, your teeth can become stained and discoloured for a number of reasons, including: 

  • Age
  • Genetics
  • Use of tobacco
  • Overconsumption of certain foods and liquids (coffee, tea, red wine, acidic fruit)

Luckily, our Calgary dentists offer in-office teeth whitening treatments that provide an effective and economical way of eliminating any stains and discolouration and helping you achieve a more beautiful smile. 

Brighter Smile With Just One Teeth Whitening Treatment 

At our Calgary dental clinic, our dentists use the advanced BriteSmile teeth whitening system. This customized dental treatment will give you a brighter and whiter smile after just one procedure! In addition to this, we offer a range of oral health care services, including emergency dental careInvisalign, and wisdom tooth removal, to meet your whole family’s dental health needs. 

Want to know more? 


Top 4 Factors That Could Affect Your Teeth Whitening Results 

One of the most effective ways of minimizing any stains on your teeth is by visiting your Calgary dentist for a customized teeth whitening procedure. However, before you undergo this treatment, you must be aware that there are a number of factors that can affect your results. 

This includes: 

1. The Original Colour of Your Teeth 

At Marlborough Dental Centre, we use the advanced BriteSmile teeth whitening system and while it’s very effective, the original colour of your teeth will ultimately contribute to the appearance of the final shade. 

Patients with a yellowish hue to their teeth typically do see successful results, but it may be different for patients who have a: 

  • Greyish shade
  • Brown shade

Such patients may have to undergo more teeth whitening treatments in order to get the results they desire. 

2. Lifestyle Habits

The dental hygiene routine you follow after your teeth whitening procedure, as well as your diet and lifestyle habits, will greatly affect the longevity of your results. 

To ensure the long-term success of your teeth whitening procedure, you should: 

  • Avoid smoking or the use of tobacco products
  • Minimize your consumption of acidic foods
  • Limit your intake of dark coloured liquids, such as coffee, tea, and red wine
  • Schedule regular teeth cleanings with your dental hygienist

There are also some foods that can protect your teeth by cleaning them and encouraging your mouth to produce more saliva. This chewing action helps scrape tartar off your teeth, while the excess saliva can neutralize the acids which leave your enamel more susceptible to stains. 

3. The Type of Teeth Whitening You Opt For 

The teeth whitening agent you opt for will make a significant difference when it comes to the results of your treatment. Typically, in-office whitening is a better option than over the counter teeth bleaching products. 

In-office teeth whitening has many benefits, including: 

  • Faster treatment time
  • More pleasing and consistent results
  • Natural looking results
  • Customization options
  • More cost-effective in the long run

Your Calgary dentist can adjust the amount of whitening product to your individual case, allowing for more predictable results. It also eliminates any gum irritation many patients experience after using one-size-fits all whitening trays. 


4. Your Oral Health 

Your oral health will play a huge role in how effective, or even possible, a teeth whitening procedure is. If you have cavities or plaque build up, your teeth won’t whiten as well as those that are free of deposits. 

That’s why it’s recommended that prior to any teeth whitening procedure, you visit your dentist for a teeth cleaning to create a good foundation for the teeth whitening products. 

Already had your checkup? 

If you’ve already had your checkup and are looking for a cost-effective teeth cleaning prior to your whitening appointment, you can book a cleaning (without the full checkup) with one of our experienced dental hygienists. 


Contact Us

To find out more about the costs and benefits of our teeth whitening and teeth cleaning treatments, and to learn how our Calgary dentists can help you achieve a brighter and healthier smile, contact us at 403-248-2066 or fill in our online contact form.

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