Teeth Whitening (Bleaching) in Northbridge, North Shore

Dentist In Northbridge - Practice Close to Cammeray and Mosman

Sailors Bay Dentistry based in Northbridge (North Shore) 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.

How can I make my teeth whiter?

Teeth may become discoloured for a number of reasons. Parts of everyday life- such as diet and social habits- can have a significant impact on the colour of your teeth. Caffeine, red wine, tea, smoking and use of some antibiotics can all cause tooth discolouration. To help reverse the staining of your teeth, your Dentist has a number of procedures available, from professional cleaning and tooth whitening.



Which tooth whitening technique is right for me?

At our North Shore Sailors Bay Dentistry practice based in Northbridge we offer Zoom whitening which can be done at the dental surgery or at home. Both techniques are very safe and achieve fantastic results when completed under professional supervision. Zoom “in-chair” whitening involves a 90 minute session of light activated tooth whitening, while the “take-home” method comprises of daily whitening using custom made trays over a period of two weeks.

Why are professional whitening treatments superior to over the counter whitening gels and toothpaste?

Many teeth whitening products that are readily available from supermarkets and chemists contain minimal or diluted whitening ingredients. Many of these products contain ingredients that are generally not concentrated enough to alter the colour of your teeth.

Professional whitening products contain between 9.5% & 25% hydrogen peroxide. Products containing any less than this may not be able to deliver the desired results. Furthermore, over-the-counter whitening kits are not custom made which usually results in an uneven distribution of the whitening solution across the teeth.

Candidates for tooth whitening

While most patients are good candidates for tooth whitening, some exceptions do exist:

  • Patient under the age of 18
  • Patients with extensive periodontal disease
  • Patients with active decay
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding mothers
  • Patients with severe sensitivity

To find out if you are a good candidate and to discuss which whitening method is right for you, schedule a consultation with one of our qualified dental clinicians.

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 8999 5322, or contact us through our enquiry forms.

Corporate Dental Program

Corporate Dental Program

Along with Dental Care Network™ we are offering the Corporate Dental Program, a zero-cost, zero-admin employee benefit scheme which provides you with exclusive benefits for dental treatment if you are an employee of one of our partnered corporate programs.