Even if your daily oral hygiene habits include brushing and flossing, you may notice your once perfectly bright, sparkling smile has begun to dull. While brushing and flossing every day can certainly help teeth whitening, certain habits such as drinking coffee, red wine and even eating blueberries can all contribute to teeth yellowing.
Even if you’re not a frequent coffee and tea drinker, our teeth naturally begin to discolour as we age. If you’ve considered getting professional dental whitening, you’re not alone. Here at Canyon Dental Centre we offer professional teeth whitening that is effective and safe.
You may have contemplated whether to get your teeth professionally whitened by a Calgary Dentist or just use “at-home” teeth whitening products such as teeth whitening toothpaste. While at home teeth whitening products may be less expensive initially, in-office teeth whitening is one of the safest and most effective teeth whitening methods there is.
Our Calgary dentists have compiled a few practical tips to consider if you’re debating what the best way to whiten teeth is.
What Makes Professional Teeth Whitening Different?
You may be wondering what the difference between at-home teeth whitening kits and professional teeth whitening products are. Both contain a chemical called carbamide peroxide, which acts as a teeth bleaching agent.
Although both at home and professional teeth whitening products contain carbamide peroxide, the composition of professional products is different. While this difference in composition can make professional products more expensive, it also makes them more effective.
If you book an appointment with your Calgary Dentist for a teeth whitening appointment, they’ll also monitor important factors such as how long the whitening products are on your teeth, and making sure bleaching chemicals don’t touch your gums.
Teeth Whitening for Sensitive Teeth
Professional teeth whitening products contain a higher amount of bleaching agents. While this makes professional whitening products the best way to whiten teeth, it can also make your teeth and gums more sensitive.
Teeth whitening for sensitive teeth is still available, and your Calgary dentist will carefully monitor the in-office whitening procedure to ensure the best possible experience.
At Home Teeth Whitening Maintenance
While having your teeth whitened professionally will provide you the safest and most instant teeth whitening, there are a few key habits you can incorporate into your daily routine to prevent your teeth from discolouration.
You’ve likely heard you should brush your teeth morning and evening. However, if you really want to prevent stained teeth, we recommend you brush your teeth after meals and after drinking coffee. Coffee stains teeth, and so does a lot of other foods such as berries and red wine. Commitment to a regular oral hygiene plan will ensure your teeth stay clean, healthy and white.
Calgary Teeth Whitening
It’s only natural to want sparkling, white teeth. Finding a way to achieve your dream smile will help you look and feel great. Our team at Canyon Dental Centre has been providing dental care for over 25 years. We’ve developed close relationships with the families in Calgary, and know how to tailor our experiences to make each trip to the dentist calm and pain-free.
If you have further questions about having your teeth whitened, contact us today to book your dental whitening or teeth check-up appointment. We’d be more than happy to discuss dental whitening options with you, and find the best, personalized option for your unique needs.