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Get your teeth whitened in Calgary!

At Macleod Trail Dental, we’re committed to helping our patients look and feel their very best. We provide cost-effective and efficient in-office Zoom teeth whitening solutions that’ll give you that bright white smile you’ve always wanted!

Most of us start off with white teeth. Unfortunately, common habits like poor oral hygiene, smoking, and drinking coffee and red wine cause stains to build up on the enamel of our teeth. Thankfully, you can remove signs of tooth discolouration with our affordable and minimally-invasive teeth whitening cosmetic dentistry services.

Professional in-office teeth whitening is proven to provide more noticeable and longer-lasting results than over-the-counter teeth whitening strips.

5 Benefits Of Professional Teeth Whitening

1. Faster Results

Many patients notice a significant change in the brightness of their smiles after just one treatment!

2. Safer Procedure

Our in-office teeth whitening solution is minimally invasive and it’s conducted by our experienced team of Calgary dentists under controlled dental conditions.

3. More Powerful Whitening Agent

Compared to over-the-counter whitening strips, our advanced whitening agent is two times more powerful — offering longer-lasting and more visible results!

Plus, thanks to custom take-home teeth whitening trays for touch-ups, you can enjoy a brighter beautiful smile for longer.

4. More Comfortable

We do everything possible to make our patients feel as comfortable as possible.

5. Increased Confidence

The whiter your smile the better you’ll feel about sharing it with the world!

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Don’t wait for whiter teeth, contact us to book your appointment today!

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How does zoom teeth whitening work?

At Macleod Trail Dental, we use Zoom teeth whitening in conjunction with take-home trays. The procedure is simple and minimally-invasive for proven and incredible results in as little as one visit!

The teeth whitening procedure involves:

Step One: Consultation

First, one of our qualified dentists conducts a comprehensive examination of your teeth and gums to ensure proper health. Then, our dentist will discuss oral hygiene and lifestyle habits to determine how to optimize the teeth whitening process to meet your whitening goals.

Step Two: Teeth Cleaning

One week prior to your first whitening appointment, you’ll need to schedule a dental cleaning and scaling. The dental cleaning will polish your teeth so you can get the maximum benefit of Zoom whitening. Then, our hygienist will take an initial shade of your teeth before the whitening.

Step Three: Teeth Whitening

At last, it’s time for your teeth whitening appointment! At your teeth whitening appointment, our hygienists will isolate your gums to protect them and then apply the whitening solution to your teeth. A UV light is then placed on your teeth for 15-minute intervals. For best results, we do four 15 minute sessions. Therefore you will be in the chair for a total of 2 hours.

Step Four: Final Consultation

Our hygienists will compare your new teeth shade with the initial teeth shade taken at the beginning of your appointment. We usually see patients’ teeth appear up to 2x brighter than they did before!

Have questions about zoom teeth whitening?

Simply give us a call today at 403-253-1248. Or, email us at info@macleodtraildental.ca.

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Are you a good candidate for teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is ideal for patients with healthy teeth and gums and no fillings. Patients with a yellow tone to their teeth tend to respond best to treatment. Teeth whitening is not recommended for:

  • Patients with sensitive teeth and gums. If you have receding gums or defective restorations, consult with one of our qualified dentists before considering teeth whitening
  • Patients under the age of 18. At this age, you have very porous enamel and a larger pulp chamber. A pulp chamber is a space found deep in the centre of the tooth that contains the pulp, which is the nerve tissue and blood vessels of the tooth. As a result, it can cause significant sensitivity and pulp irritation
  • Pregnant or lactating women
  • Anyone with a known allergy to peroxide

If you’re unsure whether or not you’re a good candidate for teeth whitening, give us a call. We’re always happy to help!

Teeth Whitening Results: What to Expect

So, what kind of results can you expect from professional teeth whitening? Since we offer Lumibrite in-office teeth whitening techniques, we can produce significant results in just one hour.

However, professional teeth whitening works best on superficial stains caused by certain foods, beverages, and normal wear and tear. Keep in mind that it is harder to eliminate some stains, such as tar and nicotine from cigarette smoke. Other factors that can impact the outcome include:

  • The type of teeth stain you have
  • The natural colour and structure of your teeth

These are things our dentist is happy to discuss prior to your appointment

Teeth Whitening Cost

Teeth whitening starts at just $395. The charge varies based on the number of whitening appointments you need. We also offer the Zoom Whitening Solution for a promotional price of $0 – please call for details.

Our team of dedicated dentists understand how important a brighter, whiter smile is. Not only for your confidence and happiness, but for your overall quality of life! That’s why we are committed to providing affordable, efficient, and long-lasting teeth whitening results — show off your pearly whites with pride!

FAQs

To get the most out of your teeth whitening appointment, we strongly recommend you use Sensodyne or Colgate Sensitive toothpaste when brushing your teeth. This will help alleviate any tooth sensitivity following the appointment. Also, you may use these kinds of toothpaste as a topical application for particularly sensitive areas — simply apply with your finger and Do NOT rinse after application.

We also encourage patients to avoid consuming the following foods and beverages for the first 24 hours after their whitening appointment:

  • Red wine
  • Dark cola
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Red sauces
  • Mustard
  • Ketchup
  • Soy sauce
  • A-1 sauce
  • Tobacco products

Teeth discolorations can be of two kinds:

  1. Intrinsic stains reach through the enamel and affect the lower dentine. For example, pregnant women consuming antibiotic medicines can deliver babies that grow stained teeth. You could also develop white spots on your teeth if you have been exposed to fluoride as a child.
  2. Extrinsic stains are discolorations that affect only the enamel and can be removed to some extent. For most, this kind of colouring happens because of lifestyle habits like smoking. That’s because tobacco has the effect of rapid formation of plaque and tartar on the teeth. Drinking excessive tea and coffee can also cause staining.

Getting rid of extrinsic stains is possible up to a certain extent. However, removing intrinsic stains may not be that easy. Contact us for more information about the best solution possible.

Not all patients need to opt for elaborate methods of dental stain removal, but natural remedies don’t always solve the entire problem.

Your dentist may suggest that you adopt lifestyle changes as a good start. For instance:

  1. Make sure that you prevent the accumulation of plaque and tartar — brush and floss at least twice a day
  2. Change your regular toothpaste and look for whitening dental products. Regular products may only remove surface stains and help maintain the health of your mouth, teeth, and gums. Whitening dental products penetrate deeper to remove stains and are more effective. Silica is an important content is these pastes that scrub the stains from the surface enamel
  3. Chew gum after your meals, some gums claim to whiten your teeth
  4. Ask your oral care practitioner for recommendations for a stain removing mouthwash
  5. Teeth whitening strips, pens, and trays can also help
  6. If you smoke, getting a more radiant smile could be a good excuse to kick the habit. Chewing tobacco can also cause unwanted discolorations
  7. Change your nighttime routine to include proper brushing and flossing. Allowing food to remain in contact with your teeth all through the night can add to the staining
  8. You can also avoid consuming specific foods and beverages that are known to cause dental discolourations
  9. Eat foods that have natural cleaning properties. Some good examples are cucumbers, cauliflower, carrots, and celery. Fruits like apples and pears are also great for your teeth
  10. Consuming acidic foods can weaken the enamel and result in damage. If you’ve just eaten them, it is advisable to wait for at least 30 minutes before brushing your teeth

It is important to understand that while dental whitening is a common cosmetic dentistry procedure, not everyone can safely get teeth whitening. When you schedule an appointment with the oral care practitioner at our Calgary clinic, she’ll ask you a series of questions. A thorough examination will also reveal the extent of the damage. Accordingly, the dentist will come up with a treatment program that works best for you. For instance:

  • If you’re aged 18 years and younger, the dentist may recommend that you wait. That’s because, at this age, the enamel is highly porous and the teeth have more dental pulp. Using chemicals can do more harm than good since they can cause tooth sensitivity and irritate the pulp.
  • Some patients don’t tolerate bleaching agents like hydrogen peroxide very well. If your tissues are sensitive, it is advisable that you go for alternatives like carbamide peroxide that is not as strong as hydrogen peroxide. This kind of dental whitening is easily done at home. You’ll pour the liquid into bleaching trays and wear them for the recommended time.
  • In case you have intrinsic staining, conventional whitening procedures may not be for you. The dentist might suggest that you opt for treatments that will conceal the damage instead of repairing it. If bleaching agents don’t work, you might have to go for dental crowns or veneers.
  • Dentists typically advise pregnant and lactating patients to delay getting any non-essential dental treatment.
  • Oftentimes, patients are allergic to hydrogen peroxide and cannot get professional dental whitening. If you’re not sure that you could have an allergic reaction, the oral practitioner will likely conduct a test and suggest alternatives.

About The Caring Dentists of Macleod Trail Dental

Our dentists use their expertise in general and cosmetic dentistry to provide the best, most caring care possible. They love answering dental questions and finding the right solutions for all of our patients. If you need a new dentist in SW Calgary that you can trust, Macleod Trail Dental is here to help!

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