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Benefits of Seeing the Dentist For Your Teeth Whitening Procedure

Feeling conscious about teeth stains or discoloration? Our Calgary dentists provide instant teeth whitening solutions at affordable dental prices.

Your smile is one of your most valuable assets and the brighter it is, the greater impression of youth, vitality and health you portray.

If you’re feeling like your teeth are more yellow than they used to be, then there are some teeth whitening options available to help you rejuvenate your smile instantly.

Some of the reasons for a lackluster smile include:

  • Food and drink
  • Age
  • Tobacco use
  • Trauma
  • Medications

Whatever the cause, at our Calgary clinic, you can enjoy the latest teeth whitening treatments at affordable dental prices, delivered by our highly trained dentists in a stress-free, comfortable environment.

Nothing is more beautiful than a healthy smile - it looks good to others and makes you feel your very best.

Why It’s Important to See a Dentist For Your Teeth Whitening

If your teeth have become stained from smoking or the foods and drinks you consume, you have two main teeth whitening options to consider:

  • Over-the-counter products
  • Professional teeth whitening

While many people worry about the dental fees associated with professional teeth whitening, there are many reasons why you should opt for an in-office procedure rather than using over-the-counter bleaching products.  

These Reasons Include:

1. Your Dentist Has Access To Far More Powerful Whitening Agents

As whitening gels and pastes can damage the tissue they come into contact with, their peroxide content is regulated.

This means that over-the-counter teeth whitening kits available to the public will contain a much lower level of concentration (4-14%) compared to the products available to dentists (35%).

The teeth bleaching agents provided by your dentist will have the strength to provide dramatic, long-lasting results in just one treatment. So while over-the-counter kits may come with a lower price, it may be worth considering their potential to achieve good results.

2. If Used Incorrectly, Whitening Agents Can Be Dangerous

All teeth-bleaching materials are based primarily on hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. Whilst a reasonable dose can be safely applied to teeth, these agents are dangerous if they come into contact with exposed tissue areas such as gums, lips or cheeks.

One of the biggest advantages of having teeth whitening done professionally is that your dentist will take the necessary precautions to ensure the treatment is not detrimental to your oral health.

They do this by:

  • Custom fitting your tray to make sure it’s a good fit and the whitening agent doesn’t leak.
  • Covering your gums and using a cheek retractor to ensure they don’t come into contact with the bleaching compound.

3. Not All Patients Are Suitable Candidates For Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is not a suitable procedure for all patients and may have an adverse effect on your condition if you suffer from gum disease or other health problems.

It is therefore advisable to book a consultation with a dentist prior to embarking on any bleaching procedure as they can help determine whether or not this procedure is safe for you.

In most cases, this checkup comes included in the dental fee associated with the teeth whitening procedure.

How to Maintain Your Teeth Whitening Results at Home

Once you’ve had your teeth whitened, it’s important that you continue looking after your smile to maintain the longevity of your results.

Some of the things you should keep in mind are:

  • Brush and floss your teeth daily
  • Rinse your teeth with water after drinking/eating certain foods including coffee, tea, cola or red wine
  • Quit smoking
  • Use toothpaste that will protect against yellowing
  • Book regular teeth cleaning appointments with your dental hygienist
  • Ask your dentist about a custom bleaching tray you can use at home to maintain your teeth whitening results.

Call Today

To find about more about our Britesmile Teeth Whitening System or to inquire about our dental fees, contact our Calgary clinic today at 403-248-2066.

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