Restore Your Youthful Smile with Professional Whitening in Calgary

Sep 21, 2016
It is impossible to completely avoid teeth darkening, staining or yellowing. Even patients who have maintained good oral hygiene habits throughout their lives and never missed a dentist visit still have some teeth discoloration. Over the years, as we age, our teeth appear darker. This is why a white, gleaming smile is associated with youthfulness. Luckily your dentist in Calgary offers professional whitening, a cosmetic dental treatment that can quickly brighten the color of your teeth.

Why isn’t proper daily teeth cleaning enough to keep teeth white?

By brushing, flossing, rinsing with mouthwash, and even experimenting with over-the-counter at-home teeth whitening kits, you are only removing a portion of the surface stains. These agents are not powerful enough to penetrate the enamel and eliminate deeply embedded teeth stains resulting from years of consuming tea, coffee, red wine, and other highly pigmented foods. If you avoid foods that are known to stain teeth, you still have the aging process against you. Over time teeth get darker and appear grayish in color.

How can my dentist in Calgary help?

Your dentist in Calgary uses professional whitening treatments that are powerful enough to remove teeth stains quickly and restore your youthful bright smile. If you are still deciding whether or not to try at-home teeth whitening, consider the following facts:
  • Over the counter teeth, whitening kits offer a bleaching solution of only about three percent. Your dentist in Calgary uses professional whitening products with at least a 30 percent solution.
  • The one size fits all trays that are included in DIY kits typically don’t fit well, resulting in gum sensitivity and irritation. Your dentist uses custom- fitted trays.
  • Drugstore teeth whitening kits are not capable of eliminating deeply embedded, stubborn stains. The professional teeth whitening solution will make your teeth several shades whiter.

What is involved in the professional teeth whitening process?

The comprehensive in-office cosmetic dental procedure involves the application of 30 percent hydrogen peroxide gel formula. A whitening accelerator is applied, followed by the bleaching gel which contains such powerful agents as fluoride, potassium nitrite, and amorphous calcium phosphate. To keep your newly brightened smile, you will leave with touch up trays and everything you need to maintain your whiter shade. Professional take-home kits are also available, allowing you to whiten your teeth overnight. These home teeth whitening kits contain fluoride, potassium, and amorphous calcium phosphate. Professional treatments offer a lower risk of teeth sensitivity and much greater whitening results.