Teeth Whitening - Dentist in St. Albert - St. Albert Dentist

Have you tried whitening toothpaste or other whitening products but have been disappointed by the results? If so, we have a quick and effective solution to eliminate tooth stains and dramatically whiten your smile. McKenney Corner Dental Center in St. Albert offers professional bleaching and teeth whitening services that may brighten your smile.

 

Why do our teeth stain?

Tooth discoloration can occur as a result of surface stains, due to actual changes in your tooth material, or because of a combination of factors. Dental professionals have identified three main categories for tooth discoloration: 

  • Extrinsic Teeth Stains: An extrinsic tooth stain is staining on the surface of the tooth. It occurs when stain particles, such as pigmented residue from food or drink, build-up in the film of protein that covers the tooth enamel. 
  • Intrinsic Teeth Stains: An intrinsic tooth stain is staining below the surface of the tooth. It occurs when stain-causing particles work through the exterior of the tooth and accumulate within the tooth enamel. It is trickier to remove and fix. 
  • Age-Related Teeth Stains: Age-related teeth stains combine the results of both intrinsic and extrinsic tooth discoloration. Because the core tissue of your teeth, the dentin, naturally yellows over time, teeth discolor with age.
 

What stains teeth the most?

There are a variety of reasons that your teeth may become stained or yellow:

  • You may be eating or drinking staining foods or drinks, such as coffee, tea, sodas, curry, soy sauce, beets.
  • You may be using a lot of tobacco 
  • Certain medications
  • Pulp damage
  • Age
  • Tooth decay
  • Gum disease, otherwise known as periodontal disease

If you are suffering from other oral health problems, it's advised that you should have these addressed first by one of our dentists in St. Albert before considering tooth whitening treatment. 

 

What are the different types of teeth whitening services in St. Albert?

There are a few options for teeth whitening in St. Albert: 

  • Over-the-counter whitening products: these products just can't compare since they are only capable of whitening your teeth by up to one or two shades. This is because most of these products only contain a low amount of hydrogen peroxide which is the key ingredient for eliminating surface stains. Our teeth whitening treatments use a powerful whitening solution that allows us to quickly whiten your smile by more shades in a shorter amount of time.
  • Our preferred teeth whitening treatment is a custom at-home kit which includes the bleaching gel as well as custom-made mouth trays. The mouth trays are tailored exactly for your teeth so produce better whitening results than over-the-counter whitening products. In only one to two weeks, you'll notice that your smile looks brighter, whiter and more attractive.

Is teeth whitening bad for your teeth?

There's a chance your gums will be sensitive to the chemicals used in teeth whitening, particularly if you already have sensitive teeth. There's also a chance of burns to gums and some of the whitening kits used at home can harm tooth enamel.

 

To take your smile to the next level by contacting our St. Albert dental clinic, McKenney Corner Dental Center, to set up an appointment.

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Last Updated On 2021-08-04