Teeth Whitening in Calgary
Let Your Smile Shine
A confident smile can make a positive impression on the people around you, but if you are feeling self-conscious about the colour of your teeth, you may not smile as openly as you would like.
Many people notice that their teeth have changed colour over the years, becoming increasingly stained or discoloured as time goes by. While these changes are normal, they can be exacerbated by a number of lifestyle choices, such as:
- Consuming dark-pigmented foods and beverages such as coffee
- Poor dental hygiene upkeep
- Accidents or trauma to the mouth
Professional teeth whitening is considered to be a safe and effective way to help brighten your smile by lightening the colour of your natural teeth and removing stains.
Treatment Options That Fit Your Busy Schedule
Whitening can be done at home or in our office... it's your choice.
Our team wants to make achieving a whiter smile as easy as possible for our patients. That's why we offer two treatment options – in our office with our dental team or a personalized process you can do at home. Either way, you'll be on your way to your new smile!
What are the Benefits of Teeth Whitening?
Your smile is one of the first things that people notice about you. A bright and healthy smile can help boost your self-esteem and give you more confidence.
Taking care of your oral health can have an impact not only on the appearance of your smile, but also on your overall health and well-being. With bright, white teeth, you will feel more confident and take on the day with a larger smile.
The Teeth Whitening Process
At our dental clinic in Southwest Calgary, we use a peroxide-based teeth whitening gel in our treatments. This gel is formulated to break down stubborn stain molecules, which can result in a whiter, brighter-looking smile. The peroxide gel is non-toxic, non-allergenic, and very safe to use.
If you are considering teeth whitening, it's important to note that different shades of white suit different people. Your dental professional can help you to determine the right degree of whitening for your teeth.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
At Canyon Creek Dental Clinic, our in-office teeth whitening treatments are designed to safely, efficiently, and effectively whiten your teeth. The process is simple. First, a barrier is applied to protect your gums, then a thin layer of whitening gel is applied to each tooth.
The gel will be left on your teeth for a predetermined period of time, then gently rinsed away. Upon successful completion of your treatment, your teeth can appear visibly whiter.
Personalized Teeth Whitening At-Home
You can also achieve a whiter and brighter smile in the comfort of your own home by following our at-home whitening process. If you choose the take-home whitening option, we will make impressions of your mouth and create custom whitening trays that fit snugly against your teeth.
When you are ready to apply the whitening treatment, simply add whitening gel to the trays and wear them according to the directions for use. At the end of the treatment period, you should notice that your teeth appear visibly whiter!
Teeth Whitening FAQs
Considering teeth whitening but still have questions?
Read through the answers to our most frequently asked questions about teeth whitening at Canyon Creek Dental Clinic.
Do teeth whitening products work on all stains?
Not all stains can be removed with teeth whitening. Brown and yellow-coloured stains respond best to teeth whitening treatments. If having a whiter smile is important to you but your teeth have non-responsive stains, your dentist may recommend veneers, which may be a better fit for you.
Does insurance cover the cost of teeth whitening?
Dental insurance does not typically cover the cost of teeth whitening because it is a cosmetic procedure.
How long do the effects of teeth whitening last?
While the results of a single teeth whitening session can last up to one year, they are not permanent. Coffee, wine, and certain foods can stain the teeth. Depending on diet, the effects of whitening may last longer for some people than others. If you maintain a healthy oral hygiene routine, you may just desire a touch-up after one year or so.
Does teeth whitening make teeth more sensitive?
Yes, your teeth will be sensitive during the teeth whitening process as well as after the treatment. This, however, is just a short-term side effect and will fade away within a few days. To minimize any discomfort, we recommend that you use an anti-sensitivity toothpaste like Sensodyne beforehand, and for at least two weeks following your treatment.
Does teeth whitening work on dental restorations?
No, teeth whitening only works on natural teeth and will not work on existing dental restorations, such as veneers. If veneers or other restorations are part of your treatment plan, teeth whitening should take place before you receive your dental restorations.
Will teeth whitening damage my tooth enamel?
While under the supervision of a qualified dentist, teeth whitening is very unlikely to damage your dental enamel. Make sure you consult with your dentist to learn how to use teeth whitening products safely. If you experience any pain, sensitivity, or discomfort anywhere in your mouth, let your dentist know right away. Even if it’s not related to whitening, they will be able to help.