Smiles in Calgary, AB gleam with teeth whitening
Have you noticed that, while many people have attractive smiles, others really stand out? The difference is often professional teeth whitening. The hygiene team at Lake Chaparral Dental Care in Calgary, AB provides the system and oversight that leads to brilliant smiles.
How teeth whitening works
Tooth enamel looks smooth, but under magnification, you can see it is covered with tubules. These tiny channels extend through the enamel into the yellowish dentin substructure. Most stains occur when pigments from dark-colored foods and beverages or tobacco become embedded in tubules.
Meanwhile, enamel gets thinner as we age. This allows dentin to show through, giving the smile a yellowish hue. In addition, certain medications may cause deep discoloration that cannot be brushed away.
Dr. Palka Sawhney Sharma recommends at-home whitening with custom-fit application trays and a prescription-strength bleaching agent. She takes impressions of your mouth to create trays that fit comfortably and are snug enough to stay in place. You also receive a supply of whitening gel.
Treatment is easy:
- Brush and floss.
- Fill the trays with gel, insert them over the upper and lower arches, and wait about an hour. You may perform many normal activities while whitening, but please do not eat or drink.
- Some people prefer to whiten while they sleep, which is safe.
- Remove the trays, brush teeth lightly, and rinse with plain water.
- Rinse the whitening trays.
- Repeat daily until your teeth are as white as you desire.
The doctor works with you in designing a treatment plan to achieve the results you desire, with little or no discomfort. If your teeth are prone to sensitivity, your application schedule can be adjusted, or a buffering ingredient added to the gel.
Teeth whitening options at Lake Chaparral Dental Care - Dr. Palka Sharma
What causes teeth discoloration?
We have patients that have minimal to more severe staining. Staining can be a result of the foods that we eat.<br/><br/>
We will see heavier stains on people who consume tea, coffee, or wine regularly. Some patients naturally have a little bit more of a yellowish or grayish tone to their teeth.
Also, the yellowish tone, in particular, increases more as we age. Finally, some patients intrinsically have discoloration of their teeth.
How is Teeth Whitening treatment done at Lake Chaparral Dental Care?
We fully treat each patient individually. We see their needs, their oral health in completion, and we choose a product that we think would best suit them as long as it matches their goals as well.
Make an appointment with us today and get the bright white smile you always wanted.
How Calgary, AB patients maintain teeth whitening results
- Make good daily oral hygiene a habit.
- Use the whitening kit periodically at home.