The quickest and most cost effective way to improve your smile
If you are increasingly dissatisfied with your smile because your teeth look dark, yellowed or stained, you are not alone. Even if you have good oral hygiene and you have maintained regular visits with your dentist, time and age has an effect on the color of your teeth. The good news is that cosmetic dental treatment often offers a quick and cost effective way to improve your smile.
Why isn’t good oral hygiene enough to keep your teeth white?
Toothpastes, mouthwashes and even over-the-counter home teeth whitening kits can only get rid of some of the surface stains. They are simply not powerful enough to remove the deeply embedded stains left behind by years of coffee, tea and red wine. Even if you don’t drink any of these liquids, other foods and aging are working against you. Teeth also age and as part of this natural process, they get darker and take on a grayish tinge.
What can your dentist do?
Calgary dentists offer professional strength teeth whitening that is powerful and capable of reversing the look of dull, gray teeth back to the brighter teeth of your youth. If you are considering teeth whitening, but wonder whether a home kit will do the job, here are a few facts about home vs professional whitening:
- Home kits are much less powerful (compare 3% at home to the 35% professional solution)
- The DIY kit trays often don’t fit well and can cause gum irritation and sensitivity. Professional trays are custom-fitted.
Store-bought kits cannot reach deeply embedded stains, but a professional whitening solution can get results that are several shades whiter
What does professional whitening involve?
Professional teeth whitening requires two appointments to get you started. At your first visit, your dentist will make molds of your teeth so that the custom, clear plastic trays will fit perfectly. During your second appointment, you will try on the completed trays, and your dentist will make any necessary adjustments. Full instructions are given by your dentist, along with everything you need to ensure an optimal outcome.
Where can you find out more?
Contact your dentist in Calgary for complete details and to schedule an appointment. The professional team at Quarry Park Dental is committed to providing you with the education you want, along with the outstanding preventative care you deserve.