Almost everyone wants a bright and white smile, but due to a mixture of lifestyle choices, oral care routines, and eating habits, many of us deal with discolored or stained teeth at some point in our lives. Luckily, our team at Sandstone Dental has a solution. With professional teeth whitening in NW Calgary, getting the smile of your dreams is easier than ever.

What is Teeth Whitening?

Teeth whitening is the process of removing surface stains from your teeth to enhance the appearance of your smile and restore the natural whiteness of your teeth. The best way to get your teeth whitened is to seek professional treatment from a dentist near you.

Professional vs. Over-the-Counter Teeth Whitening

There are many options for over-the-counter teeth whitening, including:

Whitening gels and strips– these are peroxide-based products that are placed over your teeth to bleach them and brighten your smile.
Whitening toothpaste– although most forms of toothpaste offer some kind of whitening effect, certain toothpastes come with additional whitening benefits. When used consistently, they can whiten teeth by at least a shade.
Whitening mouthwashes– these work similarly to normal mouthwashes and freshen your breath. However, they have the added benefit of hydrogen peroxide, which bleaches your teeth. It will usually take weeks of continuous use to reap the benefits of this whitening product.

It is important to remember that while over-the-counter whitening products may seem like the simpler and cheaper option, they often aren’t all that effective at brightening your smile. Furthermore, if used improperly, over-the-counter products can cause irreversible damage to your teeth.

If you are considering teeth whitening near you, the best option is to visit a dentist for professional treatment. When you visit a dentist for professional teeth whitening, they will work with you to determine the best tooth shade for your appearance. Next, they will evenly apply the professional-grade whitening gel to your teeth and expose them to a special light to effectively bleach them. This may be repeated up to 5 times in one hour, and you can leave the dental clinic with a smile up to ten shades lighter.

How Long Does Teeth Whitening Last?

Even when performed by a dentist in NW Calgary, teeth whitening will not last forever. You will need to do a couple of things to get the most out of your whitening treatment, such as:

● Avoid dark-colored foods and beverages such as wine, coffee, and tea.
● Maintain an excellent oral hygiene routine of brushing and flossing each day and visiting a dentist every six months for a professional dental cleaning and exam.
● Visit a dentist for touch-ups every couple of months.

You can also ask your dentist about getting take-home professional whitening trays so you can perform touch-ups from the comfort of your own home.

Interested in Professional Teeth Whitening?

If you would like to learn more about the benefits of professional teeth whitening and determine if you are an eligible candidate for this innovative and effective cosmetic dentistry treatment, please do not hesitate to contact our dedicated team of dental professionals at Sandstone Dental. We are happy to provide you with a comprehensive oral examination and provide you with high-quality, safe, professional teeth whitening so you can achieve the smile you have always dreamed of.

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