Brighten Up Your Smile with Teeth Whitening in Edmonton

You may not realize it, but your teeth are some of your most valuable physical assets. Not only do your teeth help you to eat the foods you love and vocalize words, but teeth also make up a large part of your smile. So why are smiles so important? A beautiful smile indicates friendliness, youthfulness, and overall good health — key traits we all look for when selecting friends and mates. Having healthy, white teeth can help you appear years younger than what your driver’s licence indicates. For all these reasons and more, teeth whitening in Edmonton is more popular than ever. 

Have your teeth become discoloured or yellowed, but you’re weary of the mixed results others have found in over-the-counter teeth whiteners? Maybe it’s time to consider dentist-guided teeth whitening. Edmonton patients have long depended on Impression Dental for safe and effective whitening — and you can, too!

Call us today to find out how you can enhance your appearance and get a whiter, healthier smile.

What Causes Tooth Discolouration?

There are many factors that contribute to tooth discolouration. Even with proper brushing, flossing, and dental care, tooth discolouration can still occur over time as a result of aging, diet imbalances, or genetic factors. Some additional causes of tooth discolouration and yellowing of the teeth include:

  • Consumption of certain foods and beverages: Drinking coffee, tea, soda, or wine can stain your teeth. Eating foods such as apples and potatoes can also result in discolouration.
  • Poor dental hygiene: Failing to visit your dentist for regular teeth cleanings is important for plaque and tartar removal, which helps prevent gum disease that can result in yellowed teeth. Also practicing poor at-home care such as improper brushing or flossing can have the same effect.
  • Tobacco use: Smoking and using tobacco products can result in black or brown stains on the surface of teeth as well as gum disease and oral cancer.
  • Medication: Antibiotics such as tetracycline and doxycycline, antihistamines, antipsychotic drugs, and medications used to lower blood pressure can cause tooth discolouration. The use of antibiotics during pregnancy can also cause tooth discolouration in children with developing teeth. Too much non-topical (swallowed) fluoride, known as “systemic fluoride” can cause the teeth to appear mottled, yellowish, and/or dulled.
  • Traumatic injury: Dental trauma and internal bleeding can cause teeth to appear discoloured.

Considering Teeth Whitening in Edmonton?

Perhaps you’re considering teeth whitening for a special occasion such as a wedding or professional photo shoot. Or maybe you feel self-conscious about the colour of your teeth and want to feel more confident when you smile. There are many benefits of seeking treatment for teeth whitening from our Edmonton dentists, including:

  • Whitening treatments remove stains and treat tooth discolouration.
  • It can significantly increase your confidence and self-esteem.
  • It could help you further your career by giving you a more professional image.
  • The treatment process is simple and affordable to maintain.
  • Whitening your teeth could improve your social life and make you more attractive.

Methods for Whitening Your Teeth

If you research how to whiten your teeth online, then you may find methods ranging from natural treatments to tray-based tooth whiteners. Some commonly used techniques include whitening toothpaste, over-the-counter whitening strips, and rinses. However, it’s important to know that many of these methods can’t achieve the same results as in-office whitening.

During a dental whitening appointment, your dentist will apply the bleaching product directly to your teeth to achieve immediate results. Though your teeth should look significantly whiter after your first treatment, you may also opt to return for subsequent whitening appointments to protect or enhance their appearance.

Taking Care of Your Newly Whitened Teeth

After you visit Impression Dental for teeth whitening, it’s important that you properly take care of your teeth. You may experience some sensitivity or tenderness, which are both common and normal side effects. Daily care, including flossing and brushing with fluoride toothpaste, as well as regular visits to your dentist, will be essential to maintaining the appearance of your newly whitened teeth.

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