Teeth Whitening (Bleaching)
Dentist In Northbridge - Practice Close to Cammeray and Mosman
Sailors Bay Dentistry provides optimal care in treatments and high quality service in patient care. Through our experience in dentistry and access to modern technology, we can deliver the excellent treatment that you deserve.
What can I do to make my teeth whiter?
The best way for whitening teeth, besides steering clear from common foods that stain your teeth, such as red wine and coffee, would be the take-home whitening method. The take-home whitening method is one of the most popular forms of teeth whitening due to both its effectiveness and convenience.
Yellowing teeth is one of the most obvious signs of aging, but also a problem that can easily be addressed with our take-home whitening kits. Many people are looking to brighten their smile and that is why teeth whitening, to date, is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures. The at-home whitening kits are convenient and quick, which aims to help patients all over the lower north shore and beyond accomplish fresher smiles!
Why should I use take home whitening?
At Sailors Bay Dentistry, we recommend at-home tooth whitening kits as opposed to in-chair whitening for several reasons;
- It causes less sensitivity during treatment time.
- It gives patients more control over their final colour.
- The trays are for patients to keep indefinitely, thus enabling a colour top up, if required.
- At home whitening trays are usually a more cost effective solution than in-chair whitening.
The take home whitening trays are a reliable and safe method that aims to produce a whiter, brighter and more youthful looking smile in just fourteen days. The at-home whitening solution is made predominantly from hydrogen peroxide which ultimately acts like a bleach that is able to remove darker colouring from the tooth’s enamel surface. Take-home whitening kits ultimately lets you choose a treatment that will fit in with your schedule and lifestyle.
The teeth whitening process
The whitening process is really quite simple and applied in the comfort of your own home. Firstly our team at Sailors Bay Dentistry will take impressions of your teeth. From these impressions we are able to fabricate customised trays for your mouth. On a second visit, patients are issued an at home whitening kit which includes the customised whitening trays, along with a dental grade whitening gel. Over the next fortnight the tray is to be worn with the whitening solution for thirty minutes to an hour, once or twice a day, depending on what your dentist or hygienist recommends. Some individuals may require additional sessions depending on the severity of the discolouration and stains. If you are not happy with the results from the whitening kit we recommend that you schedule a ten minute appointment with one of our dentists or hygienists for further evaluation and assessment.
The importance of a hygiene appointment
To achieve the best results, tooth whitening should be commenced as close to a hygiene appointment or general check-up as possible, as the whitening solution will not penetrate any existing external stains or tartar. This tartar must be removed prior to having the impressions made, to increase the effectiveness of the at home whitening kits. Our dentists and hygienists will also be best placed to evaluate your suitability to tooth whitening and may be positioned to explain why the whitening product may not be right for you. Our team will consider factors such as enamel strength, receding gums and other oral variables.
Is teeth whitening safe?
Concerns regarding the safety of teeth whitening is common among patients. Teeth whitening does use bleach but it’s concentrated at level that is safe for you. We can also advise if you have any pre-existing dental problems that might increase your risk of side effects.
Why are at home whitening kits superior to whitening solutions available in my supermarket and chemist?
Many teeth whitening products that are readily available from supermarkets or chemists contain minimal or diluted whitening ingredients. Many of these products contain ingredients that are generally not concentrated enough to alter the shade of your teeth. Our take home teeth whitening product contains 9.5% hydrogen peroxide, where products containing any less than this may not be able to provide you with a desired result. Furthermore, over-the-counter whitening kits are not custom made; which usually results in an uneven distribution of the whitening solution across the teeth.
Call Sailors Bay Dentistry to receive one of the most effective services in teeth whitening Northbridge has to offer! We are a local practice, welcoming patients from surrounding suburbs in Mosman, Chatswood and Cammeray. Call us to arrange an appointment with our expert team on 02 9958 0400, or contact us through our enquiry forms.