Teeth Whitening From the Dentist in Banff
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your dark or yellow teeth, professional teeth whitening from your dentist in Banff can provide the dramatic results you seek. Even the most stubborn stains can be eliminated with a professional treatment, for your brightest, whitest smile. Learn more about teeth whitening from Dr. Sajjad at Banff Family Dentistry, then schedule an appointment to get started today!
What Causes Tooth Staining and Discoloration?
In their natural state, teeth are white because tooth enamel is covered in calcium. But over a lifetime, your smile gradually loses its luster as it is exposed to highly pigmented foods and beverages, tobacco, and even certain medications. Combine these staining agents with less-than-perfect dental hygiene and you will notice your smile beginning to darken and yellow even earlier.
While you can reduce staining by brushing and flossing regularly and staying away from dark foods and beverages and tobacco, you can’t really prevent your teeth from getting darker over time. Fortunately, professional teeth whitening can erase stains and help you enjoy a bright, white, confident smile once again.
Take-Home Whitening Reveals Results Gradually
Professional teeth whitening treatments come in two varieties: in-office whitening and take-home kits. Sensitivity is reduced with the more gradual take-home treatment, and whitening at home reveals results are just as bright as what can be achieved in-office.
To set you up with your treatment, your dentist will create a set of customized trays for you in our office. Then we will send you home with a high-powered bleaching gel and instructions to fill the trays with gel and wear the treatment for a set amount of time every night or morning. You will notice some results after the very first treatment, with full whitening revealed after about two weeks.The benefits of take-home teeth whitening include…
• A customized fit holds whitening gel right up against your tooth enamel
• Teeth can be whitened by up to 8 shades
• Reduced tooth sensitivity with a gradual treatment
• Long-lasting results ready in just two weeks
• Periodic touchups keep teeth bright for years to come
Professional Teeth Whitening vs. Over-the-Counter Treatments
You know there are a number of whitening options available at the pharmacy, so why invest in a professional treatment when whitestrips will do the same job? It’s simple — because nothing brightens your smile as safely or as effectively as a professional treatment.
A professional treatment is far stronger than what you can buy over the counter. Because the gel is professional grade, it’s able to break through stains whitestrips just can’t reach. Custom-fitted trays also fit tightly around the teeth, eliminating exposure of the high-powered gel to your gums or other soft tissues.
While they are FDA-approved, whitestrips may be risky for teenagers, who are likely to overuse or abuse the treatment on a quest for a dazzling smile. Teens should be closely supervised throughout any whitening treatment.