Tomken Dental - Mississauga

Teeth Whitening
in Mississauga

Help bring out the best in your smile in as little as one appointment and leave with noticeably whiter teeth.

Are You A Candidate for Teeth Whitening?

Teeth whitening is the fastest and easiest way to restore your natural smile and make you feel more confident as you go about your daily life. It is a safe and effective way to get your teeth looking brighter and healthier. Having your teeth whitened with the care and guidance of professionals is the surest way to see the results you’re looking for and will result in a noticeably brighter smile in as little as one visit.

    To be eligible for the treatment you need to:
  • Be at least sixteen years old.
  • Not be pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Have good general oral health.
  • Not be allergic to peroxide.

You may not be a good candidate for teeth whitening if you have veneers, crowns or fillings on your front teeth. Teeth whitening products do not change the appearance of crowns, fillings or veneers. There may still be alternative solutions available for you. If you are experiencing any oral health issues we would be happy to provide you with restorative dental treatments to help get your smile back in tip-top shape.

Top Teeth Whitening Options

Teeth whitening is an effective way of lightening the natural colour of your teeth without relying on more invasive procedures like veneers. Having your teeth whitening at our office or carefully following the instructions in your take-home kit will show results without any lasting sensitivity.

Professional Whitening Treatment

For most patients, the most effective way to whiten teeth is to invest in a professional in-office treatment. During your in-office teeth whitening, a bleaching solution is applied to the teeth using specially designed trays. Once the trays are in place, a laser is used to gently heat the solution, working to activate oxygen molecules that can penetrate enamel to remove stains. Laser teeth whitening offers immediate results. It may also help reduce risks of sensitivity and gum irritation.

Take-Home Teeth Whitening Kit

For patients who prefer to whiten their teeth in the comfort and privacy of their own homes, we offer customized take-home whitening kits. These kits come with customized application trays that hug the natural contours and grooves of your teeth, enabling consistent and complete whitening of the enamel. Unlike store-bought kits, our teeth whitening trays are moulded from models of your actual teeth, a benefit that also reduces risks of tooth sensitivity and gum irritation. Take-home kits gradually lighten enamel over the course of three to four weeks.

Cost of Professional Teeth Whitening in Mississauga

Teeth whitening treatment performed by dental professionals in the office can cost something in the ball-park of $600 to $1200. A take-home kit provides you with more affordability while still receiving guidance from dental professionals and may cost approximately $300 to $600.

Why is there such a steep difference in cost? Consider the pros and cons between in-office whitening, take-home kits and over-the-counter whitening:

    In-Office Whitening
  • Performed by experienced dental professionals
  • Super accurate, greatly reducing irritation to your gums or lasting sensitivity
  • In the office, we are able to use stronger, more effective whitening agents.
  • The fastest whitening option.
    Take-Home Kit
  • Under the care and guidance of professionals, we are able to dispense whitening agents which are more effective than the drugstore brand.
  • Noticeably whiter teeth in weeks, not months.
  • Custom-made trays are easy to apply, reduce the risk of gum irritation and result in an even application of the whitening agent.

If you have further questions or concerns or if you’re looking for a more accurate quote give us a call or request an appointment today.

Contact us today

to schedule an initial consultation & exam.

Your consultation consists of a comprehensive exam that includes everything from looking at your teeth and gums, to the bite and the way your whole mouth looks and functions as a whole. Before we plan your teeth whitening treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.

Frequently Asked Questions

Plaque forms when bacteria from food and drink particles aren't cleaned properly from your teeth. Over time, plaque hardens to form tartar, which can only be removed by a dentist or hygienist. This yellow coating can form on or around your teeth if you don't brush often enough or thoroughly enough.
While teeth whitening is considered safe, you may experience some teeth sensitivity. You may experience this on your first or second treatment, and it may diminish with time. It is important to always carefully follow the instructions that come with your take-home kit or with over-the-counter products.
If you have any crowns, veneers or fillings on the front teeth, they will not change colour with whitening. Whitening the surrounding teeth may make the crowns and fillings stand out.
Teeth whitening is not often covered by insurance. Call your insurance provider to find out if they cover you. We can provide an estimate for you to submit to your provider.
After a teeth whitening treatment try to avoid any foods or drinks that would leave a stain on a white shirt. Any dark staining drinks like Tea, Coffee, Red Wine, coloured soft or alcoholic drinks and fruit juice and any foods like tomato sauce, curry, soy sauce, red meat, chocolate and all fruit except bananas.
Depending on the type of teeth whitening and how well you maintain your teeth, whitening can last for anywhere from 6 months to up to 3 years.