Teeth whitening is designed to lighten the color of your teeth. Significant lightening can be achieved in the vast majority of cases, but the results can not be guaranteed. When done properly, the whitening will not harm your teeth or gums. However, like any other treatment, it has some inherent risks and limitations. These are seldom serious enough to discourage you from having your teeth whitened, but should be considered when deciding to have the treatment.

Just about anyone is a candidate for teeth whitening. However, people with dark yellow or yellow-brown teeth tend to whiten better than people with gray or bluish-gray teeth. Multi-coloured teeth, especially if due to tetracycline, do not whiten very well. Teeth with many fillings, cavities, chips, etc, are usually best treated by bonding, porcelain veneers or porcelain crowns. Any current restoration you have, such as, fillings, porcelain crowns, onlays and inlays, cannot be whitened.

Whitening treatments can be done either in-office or at home.

For in-office whitening, treatments can be done in one visit, or may require multiple visits depending on how your teeth respond to the whitening gel. Each appointment takes approximately 50 minutes to two hours. The advantage of power whitening include that we do all the work for you, and in less time than you would spend at home whitening your teeth. The disadvantages include the normal inconveniences of any dental treatment, such as, having to keep your mouth open for the duration of the appointment and the possibility of increased costs as compared to home whitening.

For home whitening, the process can be done anywhere and anytime. It involves wearing a custom-whitening tray (looks like a thin, transparent mouth guard) filled with a whitening agent for optimal results. You should wear the gel-filled tray for 15-45 minutes per day, to overnight, depending on the strength of the whitening agent. You should continue treatment for about one to two weeks, depending on the degree of whitening desired. The advantages of home whitening include performing the treatment when it is convenient for you, with lower costs. The disadvantage of home whitening is that the success of the treatment is dependent on your commitment to wearing the whitening tray consistently for the prescribed period.



Take home treatment

 Day: This take-home kit is worn for 15 minutes up to twice a day for 2 weeks. It includes custom-made whitening trays and four syringes of whitening material.   This treatment is great for patients who cannot sleep with trays overnight and have low to no tooth sensitivity.

Night: This take-home kit is worn at night for 2 weeks while you sleep.  This treatment achieves excellent whitening results and is ideal for patients with high to low tooth sensitivity.


KOR — In office whitening treatment

In our experience this In Office Treatment is by far the most superior of all the whitening system out there to date.  This whitening system is perfect for almost all patients who want the whitest, brightest smile that they can achieve.  This systematic in-home and in-office treatment takes about 2 weeks to complete, with little to no sensitivity. This system includes custom made whitening trays, desensitizer, two syringes of KOR take home whitening gel and a touch up kit. The whiten process begins with 14 consecutive night take home treatment which is then by followed by three consecutive twenty minute In office Treatments. This system achieves excellent whitening results and is good for dark stains, sensitive teeth and lasting results. Patients are given a touch up Kit to maintain their whitening results and can continue with normal lifestyle of consuming dark colored foods and beverages such as red wine, coffee, tea etc.

Some patients may experience tooth sensitivity after having their teeth whitened. This sensation is temporary and subsides shortly after you complete the bleaching process, usually within a few days to one week.

Teeth whitening can be very effective and can give you a brighter, whiter, more confident smile!

Each of our systems can give you the confidence to showcase your real personality for photo opportunities, vacations, weddings, reunions and special events around West Vancouver. Discover your smile’s potential, with the most complete selection available for teeth whitening. Please contact us to learn more.