Tooth Whitening North Sydney
We often ask our patients, “if you could change anything about their smile, what would it be?” It's no surprise that most people say that they wish their teeth were a little whiter.
We all notice it in the mirror, in photographs and in others when we are speaking to friends, family, colleagues and clients up-close in person. Many young people also list it as one of the things they want to do before an event like a wedding or before working in a new role that may involve face to face client interaction.
Our patients are thrilled to know that teeth whitening system used at North Sydney Dental Practice is:
EASY SAFE EFFECTIVE ECONOMICAL
Cosmetic dentistry has advanced significantly with tooth whitening technology providing safe, effective and efficient results. Our North Sydney tooth whitening service is a simple, easy and effective cosmetic treatment providing whiter teeth and a brighter smile.
Natural, healthy teeth do vary in colour between individuals. Over time there are many factors that contribute to discolouration and staining of teeth including smoking, red wine, tea and coffee to name just a few. In addition, years of clenching, grinding and wear can increase the opacity of our teeth as the tooth tries to respond to the trauma of the wear.
Teeth can now be successfully restored to a natural, whiter colour through inexpensive and effective whitening treatments. At North Sydney Dental Practice our tooth whitening technique lightens the natural colour of your teeth rather than recolouring them. This gives a more natural appearance and makes the teeth brighter.
What is the process for tooth whitening?
To give you the best value for money we use a specialised take home whitening kit so you can whitening your teeth in your own time, to the shade that you want. At your appointment for tooth whitening North Sydney, you'll first be provided with customised retainers and our special whitening gel, with carbamide peroxide as the active ingredient. This is one of the safest and most effective products proven to whiten teeth. In fact, this is the product most dentists use on their own teeth.
We will then run through the instructions for use so that you can comfortably whiten your teeth in your own time. Most people whiten their teeth overnight by wearing the customised retainers before bed and achieve the results they want within 1-2 weeks. It is perfectly safe to keep whitening your teeth for longer if you wish to attain a brighter, whiter colour. Otherwise, just stop whitening when you think it’s enough.
The other benefit of our take home whitening kit is that after the initial purchase of the retainers, whenever you require a whitening ‘top-up’ all you will need to purchase is the whitening gel which we keep on hand.
The results of the whitening teeth last for many years in most cases. After a period of time, the result may slightly fade, but a top-up of a night or two every 6-12 months is usually enough to keep the great result for the long term.
Is whitening safe?
Yes. The whitening system used at North Sydney Dental Practice is one that all of our dentists and staff have used on themselves. The product carbamide peroxide is evidence based and proved to be one of the safest and most effective agents for whitening without causing damage to the enamel of pulp of your teeth.
However it is critical that the customised whitening retainers (also called bleaching trays) are made with meticulous precision in such a way that holds the whitening agent against the surfaces of the teeth without risk of displacing the gel to the gums, which can cause irritation.
Whilst teeth whitening at NSDP is safe, it should be noted that most people experience temporary tooth sensitivity, especially to cold in the period that they are whitening their teeth. This sensitivity does not canse any damage or long term harm, but it can be a nuisance. A friendly staff member at NSDP can provide sensitive toothpaste to use before and during teeth whitening to help alleviate the sensitivity. Rest assured that it will disappear shortly after you stop whitening.