Considering professional teeth whitening? At Calgary's Arbour Lake Dental Care, what matters to you matters to us. We want to help you achieve a stunning smile. The whitening systems we use do just that, removing stains from tobacco, red wine and coffee. What you'll be left with are sparkling, shiny teeth that will give you something to smile about.
Tooth discolouration can happen to anyone, as it is part of the natural aging process. Much like all parts of your body, your teeth can suffer from the wear and tear of everyday life. Some factors that can cause tooth discolouration include:
How Can Teeth Whitening Help?
Professional teeth whitening can lift the stains that have accumulated on your teeth over the years. Whether you opt for surface whitening or bleaching, you will notice a difference in the brightness and whiteness of your teeth.
What are the Different Types of Teeth Whitening?
Depending on the condition of your teeth and your budget, we have two different teeth whitening options available to you:
Surface whiteners are the least invasive of the two teeth whitening options available at our dental clinic in Calgary. These include toothpastes and chewing gums that have abrasive properties, working to remove stains that have accumulated on the surface of your teeth. Since these products only impact superficial stains, they are limited in effectiveness. However, you can still expect to see some improvement to your smile's appearance.
What is Bleaching?
Bleaching is a process used in-office by a dentist, to professionally remove discolouration to your teeth that may have accumulated over time. The bleaching processe begins with a specialized light used to remove surface stains. After this, teeth are covered in a hydrogen peroxide gel, the light breaks down the hydrogen peroxide, allowing oxygen to penetrate the surface and remove stains.
Are There Side-Effects to Teeth Whitening?
You may experience some side-effects when you undergo teeth whitening. Immediately afterward you may notice increased sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures and irritated gums. Both of these side-effects should decrease over time.
Mineral loss in the enamel of your teeth may also occur during bleaching. However this will not result in permanent effects, as the oral cavity is able to demineralize.
Our dental care team is always pleased and ready to give you more information about the whitening system we use – call or drop us a line with your questions or concerns! We love responding to your needs