Will tooth whitening work on me?
Tooth whitening performed by a professional dental team is a very effective way to improve your smile. In most cases, you should see a substantial lightening of your tooth shade, although the results will depend on your current tooth color, the porous nature of your teeth, and the treatment you choose. The exact shade improvement is not guaranteed, as everyone responds uniquely to the bleaching formulas used in our Discus Dental® Nite White® take-home option and our Dash® in-office tooth whitening option. Dr. Ali and Dr. Kanji will adjust the application process to help you achieve the ideal results.
Certain stains, such as those caused by chemicals, may not respond to tooth whitening treatments. In these cases, Calgary dentist Dr. Mehbs Ali and Dr. Sahra Kanji may recommend porcelain veneers to achieve your desired results.
Should I do the in-office or take-home tooth whitening treatment?
Both teeth whitening options are very productive and comfortable. The in-office method is preferred by people who want a quick solution and would rather not worry about managing the process themselves. The at-home method is perfect for you if you prefer a less-intense tooth whitening experience that accomplishes your goals gradually over several weeks.
How long will the results of tooth whitening last?
While most over-the-counter whiteners promise to whiten for a period of a few months, our professional whitening solutions can last a year or longer. You can expect the results of your tooth whitening cosmetic dentistry procedure to remain strong for quite a while, especially if you are using the recommended take-home touch-up treatments we give you.
It is important to understand that your lifestyle choices may impact the length of time your results will last. If you smoke cigarettes, drink large quantities of staining beverages such as coffee, tea, or red wine, or fail to maintain a good daily oral hygiene regimen, your teeth may become stained again more quickly.
How much does tooth whitening cost?
The cost of our in-office tooth whitening treatment is a little higher than the take-home option as it offers the added benefit of time efficiency and a stronger whitening power. Both tooth whitening options are very affordable. Our team can set you up with one of our in-house dental financing plans if you choose to defer the bulk of your fee and pay for your treatment over time. To discuss tooth whitening cost further, please give us a call to schedule a orientation visit.
Are there any side effects of tooth whitening treatments?
Some patients may experience tooth and gum sensitivity during and after their sessions. We make every attempt to minimize sensitivity through our choice of tooth whitening products (Discus Dental has sensitivity-curbing ingredients built in) and our gentle application process.
Please contact our Calgary dentist today to schedule your tooth whitening consultation with Dr. Ali and Dr. Kanji.