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laser-teeth-whitening-featuredWhy Do I Need Teeth Whitening?

Maybe you’ve noticed in pictures recently that you’re smile isn’t as bright as you’d like it to be, or maybe you have an important event coming up, or you’d just like to perk up your appearance. Teeth whitening, like any improvement to your appearance, can really improve your confidence.

Teeth discoloration is very common and the reasons for the problem can go as far back as childhood in some cases. The most common causes are through smoking or chewing tobacco though this is now thankfully on the decline as more and more people kick the smoking habit. Drinking excessive tea, coffee or cola drinks is another common cause of teeth discoloration and it is the tannin inside the ingredients that does the damage. Taking antibiotics as a child, trauma, poor dental hygiene and general aging are some of the other main sources of the problem.

For your convenience and budget, we have two methods of whitening available to you. The first is an in-office procedure called Spa Dent Teeth Whitening. The Second is the use of a Take Home Kit that you can conveniently use at home..

Spa-DentSpa Dent Teeth Whitening: The Spa Dent teeth whitening process is a quick, easy and effective way of lightening tooth color in one comfortable, relaxing appointment. It’s great for teeth that are stained from substances such as soda, coffee, tea, tobacco or aging.

It takes very little time and is appropriate for many patients due to its extremely low sensitivity. There will be no harm to tooth enamel or any restorations and the whole of the teeth including white restorations will be whitened.

It is a natural process that uses gel that is placed in mouth trays, then the gel is activated by an LED light. The after treatment steps include drinking only water for the first hour, avoiding staining substances such as coffee or berries for the next 24 hours and brushing with take home toothpaste for 5 nights. Don’t forget to book your touch up appointment for 3-9 months in the future.

Take Home Whitening is the second method involves preparing custom trays done by taking a simple impression of your mouth. Our lab will create trays that you will take home and use at your convenience. There are several advantages to using this system. We custom fit the trays to you so there is never any risk of ingesting the whitening agents. Additionally, our whitening agents are more powerful than you can purchase over-the counter and therefore, the results will be more dramatic. By allowing you to use this whitening package at home and at your convenience we allow you to have control over how white your tooth color will become.

Canterra Dental is always accepting new patients!

Call us at (403) 237-6611 to book your Teeth Whitening appointment today!