Teeth Whitening

Enhance your look and improve first impressions with a brighter, more radiant smile.

A dentist holding a dental shade guide up to a patient's teeth.

Enhance your look and improve first impressions with a brighter, more radiant smile.

You don’t need to live in Hollywood to look like a movie star. Healthy looking bright teeth are not only attractive, they actually increase how often you’ll want to smile. That means more people will smile back.

One of the most common issues our dental patients have are stained and yellowed teeth. This problem happens regardless of how well they follow an oral hygiene routine at home. Home whitening techniques work, but they require patience and take a lot of time.

That’s why we offer professional teeth whitening in Markham services in office. The professional techniques we use boost your self-confidence in just one session. Patients find their smile gets 2 to 6 shades brighter after that very first visit. After that, they can’t stop smiling.

Key Advantages:

  • Short treatment periods.
  • Results that last.
  • Enhanced self-confidence.
  • Brighter teeth and an instantly whiter smile.

Here's Some More Information

Teeth whitening is a process involving a chemical reaction penetrating the enamel to remove below surface stains. Carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide brightens the stains in your dentin. This is the layer just below your tooth’s enamel.

Is The Process Bad For Enamel?

Some patients ask us if teeth whitening can damage enamel. The answer is no because the gel and professional techniques used don’t cause any harm. Enamel is one of the hardest substances in your body. It is made up of tiny tubules in the soft layer called the dentin.

Stains from Beverages

Dentin is the layer that gets lightened during the process. This is the part of your tooth that absorbs stains from beverages like wine and coffee. The teeth whitening in Markham techniques we use flow past the tubules and go right to the dentin. That way, your enamel stays intact.

Are Crowns, Veneers or Fillings Affected?

The professional teeth whitening techniques we use work from the inside on your teeth. That means it will not affect any dental work that you had done before. That means the whitening process will not affect the color of any fillings, veneers or crowns that you have had done.

Cosmetic Dental Work

Are you planning on having any cosmetic dental work done around your smile line? If so, you should have your teeth whitened first and then shade match to your new dental work. If you don’t do it this way, your teeth can wind up darker than you prefer.

What Are The Risks?

Teeth whitening has a few associated risks. Tooth sensitivity is one of the most common. Although the situation is temporary, you can find your teeth are more sensitive to temperature with drinks and food following one of these treatments.


The tubules get opened during the procedure so the dentin can be brightened. Afterwards, they are dehydrated and need your saliva to remineralize them.

Whitening Process

During the whitening process, you should not eat or drink anything that has color in it. This can cause staining after a whitening session. Some patients also report seeing white spots on their teeth. As your teeth rehydrate after a treatment, these spots will disappear. They are just a sign of dehydration.


Who is a Good Candidate for Professional Teeth Whitening?

Most people are good candidates for the teeth whitening process. Patients with bonding or crowns might need to replace those dental accessories. The reason is simple. It’s difficult to match the particular shade.

How Long To Teeth Whitening in Markham Results Last?

The results vary depending on the patient and their individual circumstances. However, you can have brighter teeth lasting 2 to 5 years. There might be some gradual staining as a result of your menu and other factors.

How Long Is The Appointment?

Each session takes approximately one hour and 30 minutes. Patients are invited to relax and sit back while we were to brighten your smile.

How To Prepare

Do you have a teeth whitening session coming up soon? Here are a few tips to prepare for your appointment.

  • Scheduling a dental visit before your whitening session is a good idea. Our dental team can evaluate your unique needs and overall dental health. We can let you know during your appointment if you are a good candidate for this type of treatment. Some bleaching gels and other products won’t work for discolorations that are caused by internal staining through trauma, decay and long-term exposure to antibiotics.
  • Your teeth should be cleaned professionally before you have them whitened. This will help to improve the results by getting rid of any tartar or plaque. Maintaining a good dental hygiene routine before is also necessary. That includes flossing and brushing every day.
  • Desensitizing your teeth beforehand is another good idea. Try using a desensitizing toothpaste prior to the whitening procedure. The ingredients in this type of toothpaste include potassium nitrate and strontium chloride. These ingredients block pain signals between your tooth and the nerve.

Coming in for a consultation before your teeth whitening in Markham session is another good idea. We can help you determine what your optimal ‘goal shade’ is. A shade guide compares the different tones with the current ones for your teeth.

You can use the same guide after any treatment to check on the results. The goal is always to achieve a bright smile that boosts your self-confidence and enhances your lifestyle.

User Friendly Financing

Each individual needs to ask themselves if professional teeth whitening is for them. Speaking with us at Markham Dental is the first step in finding out. Remember, we offer financing that’s user-friendly and simple. All you need to do is apply online to get approved and begin your teeth whitening treatment with us. Markham Dental is committed to making sure that your experience with us is both comfortable and pleasant.

A dentist holding a dental shade guide up to a patient's teeth.

Teeth Whitening

Enhance your look and improve first impressions with a brighter, more radiant smile.