Who doesn’t want a brighter, healthier-looking smile? Caffeine, nicotine, red wine, and a variety of other substances we know and love can cause discoloration to teeth. As a result, teeth whitening in Calgary has become more and more popular in recent years, with people using a variety of cosmetic dental procedures and options to improve the look of their teeth and their self-esteem at the same time.
But, do you know which Calgary tooth whitening option is right for you? Here are a few of the most popular to consider:
Over-the-counter whitening strips and gels. As the most convenient and least expensive options for teeth whitening, these products tend to be immensely popular. But, results tend to be mixed, and it’s important to watch out for signs of irritation. In most cases they can help you keep a bright smile, but may not do much to help you if you think you need more substantial whitening.
Whitening gums and toothpastes. Typically, these products contain abrasive agents, which are technically designed to clean teeth, rather than bleaching them. That means they might be effective in keeping teeth bright from day to day, but aren’t always satisfactory when it comes to actually whitening a smile that is currently dark or discolored.
Tray-based whitening systems. The effectiveness of these products can vary greatly, as the strengths of bleaches and other whitening products can be very different from one product to the next. Although they can generally be considered a success in whitening teeth, they aren’t as strong or comprehensive as dental visits because they don’t incorporate protective materials and other advanced procedures.
In-office dental bleaching. Although less convenient and a bit more expensive than the at-home teeth whitening options, bleaching that’s supervised by your dentist isn’t just more effective, but in many cases can help you see immediate results. If you’re serious about having a whiter smile, this might be your best choice.
Want to find out more about Calgary teeth whitening, or make an appointment to touch up your smile? Call or e-mail a member of our team today, and we’ll arrange a time to meet with you in our offices.