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Teeth Whitening Sydney CBD

teeth whitening before and afterDo your teeth look yellow, stained or discoloured? You could be a candidate for laser teeth whitening or a teeth whitening home kit in Sydney.

Teeth whitening is the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedure in Australia. If your teeth have been stained by food and drink, tobacco or natural ageing, the whitening process could brighten your smile by several shades, leaving a naturally white finish.

Teeth whitening treatments can be carried out by a professional dentist at a dental clinic or in the comfort of your own home, under a dentist's guidance. We don't recommend that you use over-the-counter teeth whitening products, as these can produce less reliable results and put you at risk.

Whitening treatments aren't permanent, but by following a good oral care routine and avoiding sources of stains, you can help your white smile to last longer. To find out more about the treatment or book laser teeth whitening in Sydney CBD, call our team on (02) 9221 1530. You can also book online.

Who can benefit from teeth whitening?

Teeth can lose their whiteness for many reasons. The most common reasons for tooth stains and discolouration are:sydney teeth whitening

  • consuming food and drink with strong colourings, e.g. tea, coffee, red wine
  • smoking
  • trauma to the tooth following an injury or dental treatment
  • medication side-effects
  • natural ageing

Teeth whitening can reduce most stains caused by food and drink, smoking and the natural ageing process, but it can't treat discolouration resulting from trauma or medication. The whitening process also won't work on dental restorations such as fillings, crowns, dentures or implants – only natural tooth enamel.

When you book a consultation with our Sydney teeth whitening dentist, we'll examine your mouth and ask what caused your tooth discolouration. We can then let you know if you're a candidate for the treatment and what outcome and time frame you can expect.

How does teeth whitening work?

Teeth whitening is a non-invasive dental treatment that doesn't involve the use of drills or removing any of the tooth's surface. Instead, a peroxide-based bleaching agent (hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide) is applied to the teeth. This enters microscopic holes in the surface to remove stains trapped there, leaving teeth looking whiter.

If you decide that teeth whitening is the right choice for you, our dentists will first give you a comprehensive oral health assessment so we can make sure your teeth and gums are healthy. If you have a problem such as gum disease, this needs to be treated first, as it could affect the success of your whitening treatment.

After your check-up, we'll also recommend professional teeth cleaning to remove plaque from the surfaces of your teeth that won't be affected by the whitening agent. This can also remove some lighter stains.

Types of whitening treatments

We offer two options for teeth whitening in Sydney CBD:

  1. Laser teeth whitening
  2. Home teeth whitening

If you have fillings or other dental work, these won't be affected by whitening treatments. We can discuss replacing them with new restorations designed to match your whiter smile.

Laser teeth whitening Sydney

Professional teeth whitening carried out in our dental surgery can brighten teeth by several shades in one to two hours. This is much faster than can be achieved using a home teeth whitening kit.

We may also be able to remove more discolouration from your teeth, as dentists are permitted to use a higher concentration of bleaching agent than is used in take-home products.

We offer several types of professional teeth whitening at Sydney Dental Surgeons, including laser treatments and Philips Zoom!™ teeth whitening for sensitive teeth. Whichever type you choose, the whitening process is similar:

  1. We'll place a rubber coating over your gums to protect them from the whitening agent.
  2. We'll carefully apply a peroxide-based gel to your teeth, making sure to coat your teeth evenly.
  3. Once the gel has been applied, we'll activate a laser light to accelerate the bleaching process.
  4. After the first layer of gel has hardened, we'll build up further layers until your teeth reach their optimal level of whiteness.
  5. You should see improvements right away, but it can take a little time for the full effects of the treatment to be visible.

Teeth whitening home kit Sydney

If you prefer to whiten your teeth at home, we can provide you with a customised teeth whitening kit and instructions on how to use it. This kit is designed by our dentists to help you achieve the level of whiteness you want within 14 days.

To help you get the best results:

  1. We'll take moulds of your teeth using dental putty. These moulds are sent to a dental laboratory where your custom whitening trays will be made.
  2. When the trays have been manufactured, we'll check that they fit perfectly over your teeth and provide you with a peroxide-based whitening gel.
  3. Following your dentist's instructions, you should place the gel in the whitening trays and wear them over your teeth for the amount of time specified. This should be repeated daily for as long as your dentist recommends.

Teeth whitening FAQ

How long does teeth whitening last?

Teeth bleaching is not a permanent treatment. If you want to maintain your white smile, the whitening process will need to be repeated after 12 to 18 months. You can help your teeth to stay white for longer by avoiding staining food and drink, brushing and flossing properly and not smoking.

Teeth bleaching treatments carried out by a dentist or under their supervision are safer than over-the-counter whitening products. Your teeth may feel more sensitive after bleaching, but this should fade. If you have any unusual symptoms, contact our clinic to make an emergency appointment.

There is no set price for teeth whitening, as this varies according to individual needs. We can give you an estimate for the home teeth whitening or Zoom! teeth whitening price during your consultation, so you know what to expect.

Book a consultation for teeth whitening in Sydney CBD

Ready to whiten your smile? Contact our friendly team to book a consultation with a Sydney teeth whitening dentist today.

Call (02) 9221 1530 or visit our Sydney CBD dental clinic at 135 Macquarie Street.

You can book your appointment today by clicking here.