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By Vic Park Dental
January 04, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: teeth whitening  

Give yourself the gift of a whiter smile!

Everyone will face some degree of dental stains over the years. Luckily it’s extremely easy to get rid of these discolorations and to achieve a whiter smile with the help of teeth whitening. Of course, not all whitening products are created equally, so if you are looking for a reliable and effective method for achieving a brighter smile our North York, Toronto, ON, cosmetic dentist Dr. Gharai can help.

So, why choose professional teeth whitening over simple over-the-counter whitening methods? Here’s why,

Even and More Thorough Results

As you might imagine, getting professional whitening treatment from a dental professional will give you more even results than whitening treatment that you have to do yourself. Our North York, Toronto, dentist has received extensive training to be able to treat moderate-to-severe dental stains more effectively than at-home kits can.

Get Results Fast

If time is of the essence when it comes to getting a whiter smile then over-the-counter methods won’t often give you the results you want in a shorter period of time. If you want to whiten your smile before a special occasion, important job interview or your wedding day the fastest approach will be in-office whitening.

A Visibly Whiter Smile

If you’ve ever tried at-home whitening treatment then you know that you won’t get results right away. While those patients with lighter stains may see some minor changes after a week or more of at-home whitening, if you really want to see an improvement in the vibrancy of your smile in-office teeth whitening can get your smile five or more shades whiter in just a single session.

Enjoy a Customized Treatment

When it comes to at-home whitening, it’s not tailored to meet your specific needs. The only way to truly customize your whitening treatment to get the individualized results you want is to get professional in-office whitening. This is particularly important for patients who want to reduce their risk for tooth sensitivity while still achieving a whiter smile with cosmetic dentistry.

Are you interested in getting professional teeth whitening in North York, Toronto, ON? Want to find out if you are an ideal candidate for whitening? If so, call Dr. Gharai at Vic Park Dental to schedule a visit.

By Vic Park Dental
September 07, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Before and After Teeth Whitening

A whiter smile can be yours in as little as an hour, thanks to a professional teeth whitening treatment offered by your dentist. North York, Toronto, ON, dentist Dr. Gharai of Vic Park Dental provides the skilled dental care you and your family need to protect and enhance your smiles.

What are the advantages of professional teeth whitening?

Whitening at home doesn't always produce the results you expected. Even if you follow instructions carefully, your smile may not be as white as you envisioned or may not be consistently white. Professional whitening offers several important benefits, including:

  • Stronger Whitening Agent: Professional whiteners contain strong formulations of hydrogen peroxide, the natural chemical compound that breaks up stains in your tooth enamel. They work quickly, yet are safe for your smile.
  • Fast, Impressive Results: It can take a long time to lighten your teeth with over-the-counter whiteners. When you visit your North York, Toronto dentist for a whitening session, your teeth will be three to eight shades whiter in about an hour.
  • No Mottling or Two-Tone Teeth: Your dentist takes the time to ensure that your teeth are uniformly lighter after professional teeth whitening. If strips or do-it-yourself trays don't fit well or fail to cover your teeth completely, your teeth may end up two entirely different shades. When you opt for professional whitening, your teeth will be thoroughly cleaned to prevent mottling or speckling, a problem that can occur if you have plaque or tartar on your teeth when you apply whiteners.
  • A Whiter Smile That Lasts: Results of professional whitening last about two to three years, although you can extend your results by avoiding or limiting darkly colored foods and beverages that stain teeth.
  • Convenience: If you prefer to whiten at home but still want professional results, a take-home kit may be the perfect option for you. Your dentist will provide you with custom-made trays made from impressions of your mouth. You'll simply add whitening gel to the trays and wear them as long or as often as your dentist recommends.

Would you like to whiten your smile? Call North York, Toronto, ON, dentist Dr. Gharai of Vic Park Dental at (416) 491-8621 to schedule an appointment.


Academy Award-winning actress Kathy Bates knows how important it is to present your best face to the world — and one of the most important features of that face is a beaming smile. But there came a point when she noticed something was a little off. “I've always had good teeth, but it seemed to me as I was getting older that they weren't looking as good,” Kathy explained in a recent interview with Dear Doctor magazine.

That's when she decided it was time to take action. Kathy had orthodontic treatment when she was in her fifties, and she keeps her smile bright with tooth whitening treatments. She uses a kit provided by her dentist with a safe, effective whitening solution.

Of course, a bright, healthy smile looks great anywhere — whether you're on the red carpet or “off the grid.” And you don't have to be a Hollywood star to have professional whitening treatments. In fact, teeth whitening is one of the most popular and affordable cosmetic treatments modern dentistry offers.

The basic options for professional teeth whitening include in-office bleaching or take-home kits. Both types of dentist-supervised treatments offer a safe and effective means of getting a brighter smile; the main difference is how long they take to produce results. A single one-hour treatment in the office can make your teeth up to ten shades lighter — a big difference! To get that same lightening with at-home trays, it would take several days. On the plus side, the take-home kit is less expensive, and can achieve the same results in a bit more time.

It's important to note that not all teeth can be whitened with these treatments. Some teeth have intrinsic (internal) stains that aren't affected by external agents like bleaches. Also, teeth that have been restored (with bonding or veneers, for example) generally won't change color. And you can't necessarily whiten your teeth to any degree: Every tooth has a maximum whiteness, and adding more bleach won't lighten it beyond that level. Most people, however, find that teeth whitening treatments produce noticeable and pleasing results.

What about those off-the-shelf kits or in-the-mall kiosks? They might work… or they might not. But one thing's for sure: Without a dentist's supervision, you're on your own. That's the main reason why you should go with a pro if you're considering teeth whitening. We not only ensure that your treatment is safe — we can also give you a realistic idea of what results to expect, and we will make sure that other dental problems aren't keeping you from having a great-looking smile.

How often does Kathy Bates see her dentist for a checkup and cleaning? “I go about every four months,” she noted. “I'm pretty careful about it.” And if you've seen her smile, you can tell that it pays off. If you would like more information about teeth whitening, please contact us or schedule an appointment. You can learn more in the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Important Teeth Whitening Questions Answered” and “Teeth Whitening.”