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Teeth Whitening Calgary, AB

Tooth Whitening An Overview

Are you searching for a solution to brighten a dull smile? At Foothills Dentistry in Calgary, AB, we offer a full range of professional teeth whitening starting at

$490 with new patient exam

Discolorations and stains are common dental concerns that can affect a patient’s confidence. Tooth discoloration can occur for a number of reasons, including smoking, genetics, age, and diet. To combat the effects of stains and discoloration, we offer tooth whitening as a quick and effective solution that can enhance the appearance of your natural smile.

Our team at Foothills Dentistry are your premier cosmetic dentist on Calgary, AB. We offer in-office and a home teeth whitening kit to help you safely and effectively achieve a whiter, brighter smile. Depending on your cosmetic goals, budget, and dental health, we can recommend the best solution for your smile makeover plan.

For quick, dramatic results, we often recommend in-office teeth whitening. For gradual results or to touch up the results of your in-office treatment, we may recommend home teeth whitening.

Professional Teeth Whitening vs. Over The Counter Teeth Whitening

We understand that over the counter teeth whitening may seem like a cheap and easy way to whiten the teeth. However, patients typically end up wasting money on over the counter teeth whitening because they don’t use the same professional grade whitening solutions that professional teeth whitening can provide.

Store bought teeth whitening treatment often offer inconsistent results and can sometimes cause more harm than good; this can be a costly and frustrating process.

Professional teeth whitening uses high-quality whitening solutions and materials to deliver dramatic, long-lasting results. When applicable, professional teeth whitening solutions can safely and efficiently help you reach your cosmetic goals. Our team at Foothills Dentistry can work with you to find the right solution for your smile.

affordable teeth whitening in Calgary, Alberta CA

Tooth Whitening What to Expect

Teeth Whitening in Calgary, AB

Before your in-office teeth whitening, we will perform a tooth cleaning to ensure the teeth are free of plaque and bacteria. We only perform teeth whitening on structurally healthy teeth. For advanced cases, we may recommend porcelain veneers, tooth bonding, or dental crowns to address your dental needs.

In-Office Teeth Whitening

Patients can brighten their teeth up to 8 shades in about an hour long visit to our office. You can achieve quick results with our in-office teeth whitening treatment. In some cases, we use dental lasers to enhance the results of your in-office teeth whitening treatment.

The Process: 

  • Cheek retractors are placed
  • The gums and surrounding tissue are covered to minimize damage and tooth sensitivity
  • A whitening gel is placed on the surface of the teeth
  • The gel is activated
  • After about 15 minutes, the gel is removed
  • The whitening process is repeated and is typically done in 3, 15-minute intervals

Home Teeth Whitening

Home teeth whitening is a convenient and effective way to brighten stained or discolored teeth. This form of teeth whitening usually requires at least two visits to our dental office. During the first visit, impressions of your teeth are taken and sent to a dental lab for the fabrication of your custom bleaching trays.

Schedule A Dental Exam Today

Professional teeth whitening is a cost-effective, and proven method for brightening your smile. If you would like to learn more about the benefits of tooth whitening, visit Foothills Dentistry in Calgary, AB. To schedule an appointment, call (587) 410-0821 or request an appointment online.

Tooth Whitening FAQs

How long do professionally whitened teeth last?

There are two main whitening agents that are used in professional teeth whitening; carbamide peroxide and hydrogen peroxide. Different dentists use different solutions depending on the patient. Their effects may last anywhere between six months to three years.

Is teeth whitening safe?

Professional teeth whitening is safe and effective if done correctly. Most patients who have teeth whitening have zero issues and enjoy positive results. Teeth whitening boosts patients confidence with zero harm being done to teeth and enamel.

How often should I get my teeth professionally whitened?

Most patients who get professional teeth whitening treatment see their dentist for it every three to six months. The ADA recommends that patients see their dentist every six months, so the timelines typically line up well together.

What can I eat after teeth whitening?

After a teeth whitening treatment, it’s best only to consume foods that are light in color for the first 48 hours. This is often called the “white diet.” Consider foods like chicken, rice, pasta, white fish, and non-acidic fruits like bananas. You’ll also want to avoid dark liquids like coffee, tea, red wine, and cola. Stick to water, milk, or clear liquids. After a few days, you can slowly reintroduce other foods into your diet.

Should I get my teeth cleaned before whitening?

Should I get my teeth cleaned before whitening?
Yes! Getting professional teeth cleaning before a teeth whitening treatment is a great idea. The cleaning process will remove plaque and tartar build-up. Plaque and tartar can obstruct the whitening agent from fully contacting the surface of your teeth. Moreover, a professional cleaning can remove some surface stains, which might make your teeth look whiter even before the whitening treatment.

Are whitening strips good for your teeth?

Whitening strips can be a good way to brighten your smile, but they’re not without their considerations. They contain hydrogen peroxide, which can cause tooth sensitivity and gum irritation in some patients. Also, strips might not whiten as evenly or effectively as professional treatments, especially if your teeth are not straight. While they’re generally safe for your teeth, it’s always smart to talk with your dentist before starting any new whitening regimen.