Three Ways You Can Whiten Your Teeth in Time for the Holidays

The end of the year is just around the corner, and whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah or another holiday, December can be a very busy month filled with parties, dinners and get-togethers with family and friends. Want to look your best this holiday season? Whitening your teeth can be a great way to look better and feel better and can be done before the holiday rush hits.


Orion Dental :: Three Ways You Can Whiten Your Teeth in Time for the Holidays


Here are three different ways that you can whiten your teeth in time for the holidays this year.


In-Office Zoom Teeth Whitening

We offer Zoom Whitening treatments in our office. Zoom Whitening is the fastest and most effective teeth whitening, but it is also the most expensive.

If you choose to whiten your teeth using Zoom Whitening, we’ll have you come into one of our two dental offices. We’ll apply a whitening gel to your teeth and then expose your teeth to a special Zoom light that helps the gel penetrate your teeth and break up stains and discolouration. The process is completely safe and provides the most dramatic improvement in the whiteness of your teeth.

The whole process takes about two hours, so if you’re a busy person and don’t have a lot of time to spare, Zoom Whitening might be the best answer for you!


Take-Home Teeth Whitening Kits

If you’re looking for something a little more economical, one of our take-home teeth whitening kits might be more suitable. It takes a bit longer to whiten your teeth, but they cost less than our in-office Zoom Whitening option.

Our take-home teeth whitening kits consist of bite trays and whitening gel. Once or twice a day you squeeze some of the gel into the bite trays and place them over your teeth. You do this every day for a couple of weeks, and after a few days you should start noticing that your teeth are whiter.

The process takes longer than Zoom Whitening and you do it at home, but with our current promotion of a take-home teeth whitening kit (normally priced at $400) for just $137!


Over-the-Counter Teeth Whitening Options

Your local grocery store or pharmacy probably carries a wide assortment of teeth whitening products and an even lower price point than our take-home teeth whitening kits.

Many of the most popular toothpastes and mouthwashes have teeth whitening in them, but with much less whitening power. In our experience, you’ll be hard pressed to really notice much of a whitening effect from using these products in a short amount of time.

The active ingredient in teeth whitening products is hydrogen peroxide, so as well as finding hydrogen peroxide in popular oral hygiene products, swishing food grade hydrogen peroxide in your mouth for a few seconds is a common way to whiten your teeth at home. Another popular home remedy for whitening your teeth is mixing baking soda and lemon juice into a thick paste and rubbing that on your teeth, but we don’t recommend that our patients do this because it can wear away the enamel on your teeth.


Whitening your teeth is a quick way to improve your appearance, and with lots of social events coming up with the holidays, people are keen to look their best. If you’re thinking about whitening your teeth, look no further than Orion Dental! We offer in-office Zoom Whitening and take-home teeth whitening kits, and we also offer a full range of dental services for the whole family. Call our Scarborough dental office at (416) 291 – 0306 or our Milton dentist office at (905) 636 – 9770 and book an appointment today!


P.S. It’s not too late to get those other dental treatments you’ve been thinking about before the holidays … call and book an appointment today!