Teeth Whitening in North York
Our Toronto dentists provide both in-office and take-home teeth whitening to help lighten your natural teeth.
What is Teeth Whitening?
Teeth whitening, or bleaching, can be an effective way to remove stains and lighten your teeth. The active ingredients in the whitening solution are usually hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. Oxygen acts on the tooth enamel as the active ingredient breaks down, creating the whitening effect.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
In-office whitening provides a way for your dentist to help whiten your teeth. Your dentist or hygienist will apply the whitening solution directly to the teeth. The solution can be used in combination with dental lasers to help speed up the whitening process.
Results are usually seen in only one 30 to 60 minute treatment session. To achieve dramatic results, several appointments are usually needed.
Take-Home Teeth Whitening
For some patients, take-home teeth whitening kits can be a fast, safe and effective teeth whitening option. Professional custom-made whitening trays are made by taking a mold of your teeth.
The whitening gel is a thick solution, which you apply to your clear, custom-fitted tray while you sleep. In only 7 to 10 nights, you may be able to achieve whitening results.
Why Teeth Darken
Teeth naturally darken with age. Some other factors that can increase surface stains and darken the appearance of teeth include lifestyle factors (such as smoking, consuming dark beverages, medications) and excessive fluoridation during childhood (called fluorosis).
LocationYork Lanes Dental Office
- Monday: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
- Tuesday: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm
- Wednesday: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm
- Thursday: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm
- Friday: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
- Saturday: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm
- Sunday: Closed