Common Questions About Teeth Whitening

There are many misconceptions regarding teeth whitening. Many find it a challenge to choose a product that actually works safely for their smiles. My Dental Clinic offers several cosmetic services, including professional teeth whitening. Continue reading on to learn the answers to more commonly asked questions about teeth whitening.

Is whitening safe?

Many over the counter products can be harmful to the gums and cause an individual pain. However, all the products our dental staff use and recommend are safe and effective for bleaching teeth. Some patients may experience sensitivity during or after use for a short period of time.

How long does it take to whiten my teeth?

The amount of time spent with the whitening process will depend on the level of color change the patient is looking for as well as the method being used to whiten. Our in-office teeth whitening treatment provides quicker results in as little as one session. At home teeth, whitening kits will typically take a little longer.

Can I get super white teeth like Hollywood stars? How white can my teeth get?

Talk to your dentist to see a shade chart. This will help you to determine the level of white you are interested in achieving and will show you roughly how long it will take. Everyone’s smile is different and some experience different shades of white.

How long do teeth stay white after whitening?

It is important to be aware of the foods and drinks that yellow teeth in order to know what to avoid. Your dentist may recommend a touch-up treatment. Contact your dental office to see which option is best for your smile. We are eager to help you achieve a new and improved smile!

The Conspiracy Theories and Facts of Fluoride

Are you wondering if fluoride treatment may be right for you and your family? Trying to decipher between the conspiracy theories and facts? At My Dental Clinic, we recommend our fluoride treatments in Calgary for most of our patients and want to ensure that they are completely informed and educated on the matter.

Is Fluoride Toxic?

Yes, much like any other substance such as Magnesium, Zinc, Iron and even water! We don’t recommend overusing fluoride. However, plenty of research has been done to show that when done properly, fluoride treatments can actually greatly improve oral health among patients. We do not recommend drinking fluoride, swallowing a large amount of fluoride toothpaste or even giving it to children that are too young.

Ultimately, we believe that when used properly, fluoride has many benefits we would like our patients to experience and think that any issues can be avoided.

The Fluoride Conspiracy Theory

When it comes to conspiracy theories and fluoride, there are a TON. People believe the government adds it to our water to keep the population “apathetic,” others believe that fluoride is used to lower the IQ of children. We believe that fluoride is beneficial when used directly on the tooth and only recommend our in-office fluoride treatments which are performed by a trained professional.

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Dental Fluoride Facts

Regardless of the conspiracy theories surrounding Fluoride, research has proven that Fluoride is an effective treatment to prevent tooth decay, strengthen/remineralize teeth and even reverse early signs of decay.

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