Even if you are a diligent brusher, certain foods and beverages leave stains on your teeth that toothpaste cannot remove. Some stain-causing foods include:
- Red Wine
- Sports drinks
- Dark vegetables
Tobacco Use and Stained Teeth
One of the most damaging habits to your oral hygiene is tobacco. Whether you use cigarettes or chewing tobacco, it can leave significant stains and increase your risk for oral cancer and lung cancer.
Professional Teeth Whitening Systems
Most professional whitening systems use hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide solutions to brighten your teeth. Both solutions are completely safe when used correctly under a dentist’s supervision.
Few patients report side effects. The most common side effects are sensitivity to the teeth and gums. Side effects often subside with less frequent whitening or by changing the strength of the solution that you use.
Take Home Whitening Systems
Take-home whitening is the most common system that patients chose. It is more affordable, and you can use it when it’s convenient for you. We create custom whitening trays for you. Place a small amount of whitening gel in the receptacle for each tooth and wear your trays the prescribed amount of time.
In-Office Whitening System
In-office whitening services is a good fit for patients that want an instant result. We will place whitening gel on your teeth and use a special light to activate the solution. Each treatment takes about twenty minutes, and we can repeat it until we achieve your desired shade.
Book an Appointment Today
At our U of A dental office, we aim to make our services affordable and accessible to all students on campus. That’s why we offer student discounts and payment plans.
To keep your teeth healthy well into adulthood, students require dental maintenance and preventative care. If you’re looking for university dental care in Edmonton, contact UDental today!