Your smile is important! It’s one of the first things people notice when they meet you. A bright and white smile looks healthy and youthful, and yet, according to a recent survey by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 50% of the people surveyed were not satisfied with the appearance of their own smile.
Why Our Patients Choose to Whiten Their Teeth
Whitening is a quick and effective way to gain an immediate cosmetic improvement in appearance. Here are a few reasons why our teeth whitening patients choose this treatment option:
- To experience the boost of confidence and self-esteem that comes with a great smile
- To gain a younger appearance
- To look their best at a special event such as a wedding, job interview or class reunion
- To make a positive first impression on others
- To reverse years of everyday staining and yellowing
What Causes Teeth Stains and Discoloration?
Your lifestyle and the aging process can stain and darken your teeth. This can include:
- Tooth decay or trauma to the teeth
- Poor oral hygiene
Also, many things you do on a daily basis can stain or discolor your teeth, including:
- Certain medications
- Drinking coffee, tea, colas, red wine
- Eating foods that are acidic
Whitening can often remove these stains resulting in a brighter and whiter smile. Regular hygiene appointments at Memorial Square Dental Clinic are recommended to help reduce the effects of lifestyle habits that can cause staining or yellowing of the teeth. If you’re due for a checkup and dental cleaning, we welcome you to book your hygiene appointment today.
What Are The Benefits and FAQs of ZOOM! Teeth Whitening?
8 Shades Whiter in 90 Minutes!
At Memorial Square Dental Clinic, we use the Zoom! Whitening System, which delivers results that are immediate and long-lasting, as well as being both safe and comfortable. With Zoom in-office, your teeth will be transformed up to eight shades whiter in under 90 minutes.
How Does Zoom! In-Office Whitening Work?
Zoom! Whitening takes approximately 90 minutes in the office, although this depends entirely on the degree of staining on the teeth. Lips and gums are covered so that only teeth are exposed. Teeth are covered with a gel and exposed to a high-intensity light. These work in unison to break up stains and discoloration.
How Long Does Zoom! Professional Whitening Last?
The duration of the whitening result depends very much on the patient. By following some simple post -whitening care instructions, your teeth you can prolong the whitened appearance of your teeth. To keep your teeth looking their best, we recommend flossing, brushing twice daily, and occasional touch-ups with Zoom! Weekender or Nite White gel. For your convenience, and included in the cost of your treatment, we will provide you with custom made whitening trays and whitening gel so you can touch up your Zoom! Whitening at your leisure and in the comfort of your own home.
Dentist Supervised Teeth Whitening is Safe
Extensive research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth under the supervision of a dentist is safer and more effective than over the counter teeth whitening. As with any tooth whitening solution, Zoom! is not recommended for children under 13 years of age nor for pregnant or lactating women. Before commencing any whitening treatment, you should always have a thorough examination and address any dental problems found before proceeding.
A Word of Caution About Whitening Toothpastes
While not as effective as dental office bleaching, whitening toothpaste can slightly improve the look of your smile. A problem to be aware of, though, is that many whitening toothpastes use harsh abrasives, such as baking soda, to clean your teeth. Unfortunately, over long periods of repeated use, these harsh abrasives begin to erode tooth enamel making teeth appear yellow, causing them to become sensitive to cold or heat as well as increasing the risk of tooth decay.
Other Cosmetic Options For Improving Your Smile
Teeth whitening may not be ideal for every patient. At Memorial Square Dental Clinic, in Calgary NE, we also offer you smile makeover options to help you achieve the healthy, youthful smile you will be proud of. Smile makeovers can involve treatment options including bonding, porcelain veneers and dental crowns. Please read more about smile makeovers at Memorial Square Dental Clinic on our website and make an appointment for a consultation to see if you are a good candidate for a smile makeover.
For all of your teeth whitening and cosmetic dentistry needs in Calgary, we welcome you to book an appointment for a consultation today. We can also discuss teeth whitening options with you at your next hygiene and check-up appointment – just ask! We look forward to hearing from you.