Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening is a mild bleaching process that restores stained or discoloured teeth to a healthy, natural colour.

Don’t be misled by unproven and ineffective over-the-counter whitening solutions. Our office uses an advanced procedure that is only available from your dentist.

Dr. Boyko will evaluate your teeth and smile to determine whether teeth whitening is right for you. In some cases, a different cosmetic procedure may better meet your expectations, but whitening is a safe, fast and easy process that is effective for almost everyone!

Teeth become discoloured for different reasons:

  • Frequently drinking coffee, tea, or colas.
  • Some antibiotics may darken developing teeth in children.
  • Aging – The dentin underneath the enamel of a tooth gradually darkens with age.
  • Use of tobacco products.
  • Accidents – If a tooth has been traumatized, sometimes the nerve will gradually “die,” and the tooth becomes dark.
  • After Root Canal Therapy, a tooth will generally darken.

First, we will make impressions of your teeth so that our lab can create custom whitening trays to fit your mouth. These trays will guide the whitening agent to the areas of your teeth that need to be whitened. We will record the current colour of your teeth to help you monitor your progress.

Next, we will fit your custom trays in your mouth to ensure they feel comfortable. We will instruct you on how to apply the whitening agent to your trays and how to insert them into your mouth. You will take the custom trays and whitening agent home with you. The treatment can be applied any time of day since the clear, custom-fitted trays are barely visible and do not interfere with your ability to speak.

You can choose in-office light-activated whitening for immediate results, or you can choose at-home whitening. For In-Office whitening, we utilize the Rembrandt Sapphire. Only 60 minutes to a brighter smile.

Most patients see results after the first treatment. It will typically take from 2 to 6 weeks to restore your teeth to a beautiful white. The time it will take depends on the original colour of your teeth, how discoloured they were, and how frequently the treatment is applied

The effects typically last several years. Many patients choose to “touch-up” their teeth every 6 to 12 months by applying the treatment once or twice. “Touch-ups” are especially useful for patients that drink beverages that stain teeth, like coffee, tea, and colas.

Some side effects patients may experience are heightened tooth sensitivity to cold, or mild tooth or gum sensitivity during treatment, but these symptoms are only temporary and disappear within a few days.
Contact our office to learn more and for specific pricing