Factors that Impact the Colour of the Teeth

The teeth tend to darken and change colour naturally over time. In addition to aging, there are several activities and products that can increase surface staining, including:

  • Smoking and tobacco use
  • Certain types of food and drink, such as coffee and red wine
  • Trauma to a tooth
  • Medications

Makeup and natural skin tones can also impact how the colour of the teeth is perceived. For example, darker makeup or skin tones tends to create an effect whereby teeth look whiter regardless of their actual colour.

Whitening Near You

Take-Home Teeth Whitening Kits

Most dentists offer a range of home whitening kits to their patients. At home kits tend to be more cost-effective because they are products you apply on your own. Your dentist will advise you on how often and for how long to apply the product. For example, you may be instructed to apply peroxide gel to the teeth for 30 minutes each day for one week. Treatment plans usually last a few days to a few weeks.

There are various methods for whitening your teeth at home, including both surface whiteners and bleaching products. Teeth whitening products that you take home from the dentist may include:

  • Whitening toothpastes
  • Whitening pens
  • Whitening kits, including custom mouth trays and bleaching products

At Apple Dental, we offer Take Home Whitening near you

At Apple Dental, we offer Take Home Whitening products near you. If you are interested in teeth whitening in Calgary, contact us to request a consultation.

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