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Do you want a whiter smile? Are you debating between over the counter products and professional teeth whitening? Here are five significant reasons why you should have your tooth whitening done by an experienced dentist.

If you are feeling self-conscious about your teeth or smile, one of the options you may turn to is teeth whitening. Professional tooth whitening is an excellent method of returning the lost lustre to your teeth caused by:

  • Age
  • Genetics
  • Smoking/Use of tobacco products
  • Diet
  • Medications

While you could look for over the counter tooth whitening alternatives, there are many reasons why this is not recommended. Here are 5 crucial reasons why you should have your teeth whitened by a dental professional.

Tooth Whitening and Cosmetic Dentistry at our NE Calgary Dental Clinic

If you are looking to improve the appearance of your teeth and mouth, Marlborough Dental Centre has got you covered. Whether you are interested in teeth whitening, Invisalign®, dental implants, or any other cosmetic dental service, Marlborough Dental Centre is here to help you reach your goals.

If you want to learn more about our cosmetic dentistry services, contact one of our team members by calling 403-248-2066 or fill in our online contact form!

Teeth Whitening

No matter who you are or what your lifestyle is, you likely want whiter teeth. Given how much we consume tooth-staining foods and drinks such as coffee, wine, tomatoes, and more, the desire to have your teeth whitened has grown exponentially over the years. While you could opt for the store-bought, over the counter options, there are many reasons why this could be detrimental to you. To ensure your health and the effectiveness of the procedure, we recommend opting for professional treatment.

Learn more about teeth whitening at Marlborough Dental Centre.

5 Reason Why You Should Opt For In-Office Too Whitening

1. It's Better For Your Teeth

While you could opt for the store-bought, at-home whitening kits, and sometimes they do work, they can also be putting the health of your teeth in danger. No matter what type of whitening treatment you opt for, whether it be toothpastes, gels, strips, or anything else, many of these at-home kits have shown to cause tooth and gum irritation, increased chronic sensitivity, and damage. Additionally, because many of these methods are so new, the long term effects are still not entirely known.

When you visit your dentist for your tooth whitening, you can feel secure knowing that your teeth will be whiter and better off health-wise.

2. You Could Be Putting Your Overall Health At Risk 

The unfortunate reality is that for many patients, tooth whitening can be dangerous to their overall health. Many at-home kits contain chemicals that could cause allergic reactions, combine poorly with prescription medications, and heighten your risk of developing substantial oral health issues such as periodontal disease and oral cancers. Before undergoing any whitening treatment, whether it be at home or our NE Calgary dental clinic, make sure that you discuss your medical history with your dentist to ensure that tooth whitening treatments are safe for you.

3. You'll Get Whiter Teeth 

It’s no secret, Dentists have access to more powerful whitening agents than the public. The active ingredient of whitening kits, hydrogen peroxide, comes in a much higher concentration in products available to dentists than the over the counter versions. Depending on the specific product, most consumers are only able to purchase whitening products that come in concentrations of 4-14% hydrogen peroxide, while dentists have access to products with 35% concentration. The higher the concentration of hydrogen peroxide, the whiter your teeth will be.

If you want to learn about how you can take care of your teeth after your teeth whitening appointment, check out our blog on after-care for your teeth whitening treatment.

4. Professional Whitening is Faster Than You Think

When most people think about professional teeth whitening, they tend to believe that the process  long and arduous. However, the truth is, in fact, quite different. While the shade of your teeth will continue to improve with multiple visits, you can achieve significant results in only one visit! Additionally, each visit is quite quick and painless. Typically tooth whitening appointments take between 30 and 90 minutes, depending on if it is your first visit and your specific desires.

5. It's Never a Bad Idea To Visit Your Dentist 

One of the best things about having your tooth whitening done by a professional is that your dentist can also proceed with your regular dental checkup and cleaning. Aside from whitening, your dentist can help you achieve your best smile possible by ensuring that your teeth and gums are healthy, providing a bright smile for years to come.

We recommend visiting your dentist every six months so that we can act quickly if any oral health issues arise before they turn into substantial chronic problems. Contact our team today to schedule your joint dental checkup and tooth whitening procedure!

Get the Smile You Deserve With Our Professional Teeth Whitening Service

At Marlborough Dental Centre, we use the Britesmile Teeth Whitening treatment to get you a brighter, whiter smile in as little as one session! Want to learn more about tooth whitening, cosmetic dentistry, or are interested in finding an affordable NE Calgary Dentist? Contact us today by calling 403-248-2066 or by filling in our online contact form.



Q: How long do the results of professional teeth whitening last?

Each case is different and depends on a variety of factors. If you take care of your teeth properly after your whitening appointments, you can experience whiter teeth for up to one year. If you do not take proper care of your teeth, your results may only last for a couple of months.

Q: What foods and drinks cause tooth stains?

There are many different foods and drinks that can cause the discoloration of teeth. Here are some of the most common culprits.

  • Coffee & tea
  • Red wine
  • Soft drinks
  • Fruit juices
  • Tomato-based sauces
  • Soy Sauce
  • Curry
  • Berries

Q: How can I take care of my teeth after my whitening treatment?

After your teeth have been professionally whitened, you should employ some methods to keep your teeth as white as they can be. Here are some things you can do to keep your teeth whiter:

  • Avoid food and drinks that can stain your teeth
  • Brush, floss, and use mouthwash twice a day
  • Visit your dentist every six months
  • Don’t smoke
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Visit your dentist for touch up appointments
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