Teeth Whitening in Calgary, Alberta
Your smile is one of the first things people notice when they meet you. A good-looking smile creates a good first impression and makes you more approachable. When the teeth are stained or discolored, the smile appears to be unhealthy, less attractive and you may tend to look older than you actually are. Tooth staining is one of the common esthetic complains people have about their teeth. Many patients who visit our office for smile makeover seek to brighten their teeth through our Teeth Whitening Calgary. Our cosmetic treatment combined with post-treatment care can bring about a healthy smile in you. If you are preparing for an upcoming event or determined to brighten your smile, make an appointment and meet our dentist to know about our Teeth Whitening Calgary treatment. Dr. Rostami and team tries to achieve the best for you.
Why do teeth turn yellow?
The color of natural teeth varies from one person to the other. In dentistry, the color of natural teeth is broadly classified into four categories which are reddish grey, grey, reddish yellow and reddish brown. The teeth can further be classified into multiple shades based on the level of brightness. The color of teeth depends on genetics, food habits, oral health factors and the thickness of the enamel layer.
- When the outer most layer of the tooth - the enamel wears out, the color of dentin which is yellow reflects from the tooth
- Dark colored fluids such as coffee, wine and cola are known to cause tooth staining
- Smoking can cause the teeth to discolor
- Injury and infection of teeth is known to cause discoloration
- Intake of medicines that contain tetracycline and intake of too much of fluoride can cause internal staining in some patients
The choice of a particular process to brighten teeth depends on the cause for tooth discoloration. Our cosmetic dentist performs a thorough check to let you know if tooth whitening can brighten your smile.
How can tooth whitening help you?
Teeth Whitening Calgary is a quick and effective procedure which removes dark colored pigments from the porous enamel layer of your teeth. The brightness of your teeth can improve by about two shades through this procedure. This can make your smile look healthier and more attractive. People who have bright white teeth are known to look younger than their actual age. A bright smile boosts your self-confidence and can help in career and love life.
How is tooth whitening done?
When you visit our DQS Dental office to get your teeth whitened, we firstly examine your teeth and gums to see if they are healthy. Tooth decay, if found during the course, should be treated before going ahead with tooth whitening. On confirmation that the teeth are healthy, our cosmetic dentist takes pictures of your teeth and measures the brightness using shade scale. We explain you how tooth whitening can brighten your smile before starting the procedure.
Teeth whitening treatments in Calgary is a procedure which can be complete in single visit. A protective gel is applied over the gums. Tooth Whitening agents that contain carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide are used during the course. The whitening agent is applied over the teeth and a bright light is shined over them. The whitening agent enters the porous enamel layer and undergoes oxidation to remove stain. The process is accelerated using the bright light. Each sitting may take about 20 minutes to complete and our dentist may recommend two sittings during a visit. On completion of the treatment, we take pictures of your teeth and measure the improvement in brightness using shade scale. Our Dr. Rostami and team finally guides you on how to take care of oral hygiene to ensure the brightness lasts longer.
FAQ - Teeth Whitening Calgary
What is teeth whitening Procedure?
Teeth stain is caused by a mixture of ways like smoking or some medications, and by drinking beverage such as tea, coffee, red wine, and strong food color. Teeth whitening procedure removes the stains and discoloration on the enamel surface of the teeth by using a specially formulated gel.
How long do the teeth whitening effects last?
Teeth whitening are not permanent. It is recommended to avoid foods and beverages that cause stains. But those people who don't avoid these things their whiteness start to fade sooner.
How many shades whiter can you expect your teeth to get?
Your teeth may lighten up anywhere from 6 to 12 shades on the whitening shade guide. The effects depend greatly on how discolored the teeth were. Some additional whitening treatments may be needed for your desired shade, especially for those whose teeth are heavily stained.
Does bleaching have any effect on present dental work, like dental fillings, veneers or crowns?
Tooth-colored composite or ceramic tooth fixture can't be lightened with bleach. They stay in the same color. Thus, you will have to consider what your smile will look like, your natural teeth get lighter but your restorations do not.
Is there any side effects of Teeth Whitening?
No, there are no side effects when getting your teeth whitened at our office as our products are all natural.
How do you care for your new whiter teeth?
By following regular dental hygiene such as brushing, flossing, visit a dentist in every six months and avoid drinks and foods which can stain your teeth. Consult with our dentist, we will ensure your new smile continues to keep you looking good for years to come.