Teeth whitening treatments can lift most common teeth stains and brighten teeth up to 8 shades, helping you to show the smile you want. These treatments are popular with adults of all ages, from young urban professionals to baby boomers.
At Sydney CBD Dental, our experienced cosmetic dentists use safe and reliable whitening systems to help our patients achieve their desired aesthetic results and maintain that brightness over time. We offer two types of teeth whitening in Sydney:
To find out if you're suitable for teeth whitening, call our Sydney dentists on (02) 9232 3900 or book a consultation online. We'll assess your suitability and give you all the information about what this treatment involves so you can decide whether it's right for you.
If you book laser teeth whitening at our Sydney dental clinic before 16/11/19, we're currently offering in-chair Philips Zoom teeth whitening plus a take-home whitening kit for just $715 (normally $850)*
Contact our team today to find out more about this offer.
Not everyone is suitable for teeth whitening. Your initial consultation is a chance for our dentists to examine your teeth and gums and check your dental history to look for anything that needs to be addressed.
It's important that your teeth and gums are healthy before a cosmetic treatment can begin, as oral health problems can affect the success of the treatment. If we notice signs of a problem such as tooth decay or gum disease, this will need to be treated as a priority. If there may be an underlying problem causing your teeth to darken, we will also try to identify and address this.
If you are eligible for teeth whitening and you're happy to continue, we can then arrange a second consultation where your dentist will explain the different whitening options we offer and can answer any questions you have about teeth whitening cost and risks.
You have a choice of two teeth whitening methods at Sydney CBD Dental, depending on your preferences and your price range:
Both types of treatment involve applying a bleaching gel to the teeth. This includes hydrogen peroxide, which is safely formulated at the level needed to help you achieve your desired level of whitening.
Only a qualified dentist is permitted to use high concentrations of peroxide in whitening treatments. These are activated by a UV light to offer faster results compared to whitening at home.
Our dentists use the Philips Zoom whitening system, which offers improved patient comfort and fast and consistent results compared to some other whitening systems. We carefully apply strong bleaching gel to the teeth, which is activated by a UV light.
Using Philips Zoom whitening, teeth can be whitened up to 8 shades in a single appointment, with little to no irritation. To help you maintain your new smile, we recommend having a repeat treatment every 2 to 3 years.
If you prefer the convenience of whitening your teeth at home, our dentists can provide you with a take-home kit that's tailored to your individual needs.
We'll take a mould of your teeth to create your custom whitening trays and supply you with the correct formulation of bleaching gel needed to achieve the results you want. When you follow our instructions and use your whitening kit every day, you should normally see noticeable results after 1 to 2 weeks.
If you're thinking about having your teeth whitened by our professional dentists in Sydney CBD, we'll walk you through the process during your consultation appointment so you know what to expect. You'll also have the opportunity to ask us any questions you have about the treatment, to help you decide if it's the right choice for you.
Laser teeth whitening at Sydney CDB Dental involves 3 steps:
Your dentist will professionally clean your teeth to remove any leftover food or other debris from their surface that could affect your results.
We'll make sure your mouth and throat are protected during the treatment by fitting a retractor. This also helps to hold your mouth open during the whitening process. We'll also apply a protective coating to your gums and provide you with safety glasses to protect your eyes from UV rays.
We can then begin applying the whitening agent to your teeth in stages. After each stage, we'll focus a UV light onto the gel. This causes it to activate and start breaking down stains on the tooth's surface.
This process is usually repeated 3 times over 45 minutes, depending on the individual and how much whitening is needed. You may notice a difference right away, but it can sometimes take a few minutes or hours for your new white smile to fully appear.
Teeth whitening is considered a safe treatment when it's carried out by or under the guidance of a professional dentist. However, these treatments are not recommended for people under 18 years of age or women who are pregnant or lactating.
As with any dental treatment, there are certain risks and side-effects associated with teeth whitening that patients should be aware of. These include chemical burns, if whitening gel comes into contact with the gums or other soft tissues, and increased sensitivity of the teeth.
These risks can be reduced considerably when you choose in-chair whitening or use a take-home kit and follow your dentist's instructions.
Teeth whitening is not a permanent treatment, and you will need to schedule repeat treatments at regular intervals if you want to maintain your white smile. We recommend in-chair whitening every 2–3 years.
You can keep your teeth white for longer by avoiding sources of stains – such as coffee, tea, red wine and tobacco – and following good oral hygiene.
While it's possible to buy whitening toothpastes and strips from stores, the Australian Dental Association (ADA) recommends using a product provided by your dentist.
As well as taking longer to work and producing less reliable results, over-the-counter whitening products also have more risks than treatments used under the guidance of a dental professional.
Teeth whitening is strictly a cosmetic procedure that can be chosen for aesthetic reasons and does not have an impact on your oral health. However, our dentists in Sydney will give you a complete oral health assessment before your treatment to see if there are any issues that should be treated as a priority.
Not everyone has naturally white teeth, and it's possible to have good oral health even if your teeth are darker or have stains. Teeth whitening is a personal choice based on individual preference.
Ask about our payment plans to find out how we can make your teeth whitening cost more manageable by breaking it down into regular monthly instalments.
As this is a cosmetic treatment, teeth whitening cost cannot be claimed on most health funds.
We are currently offering laser teeth whitening at Sydney CBD Dental plus a take-home whitening kit to help you top up your smile, all at a discounted price of $715 (normally $850)*
We offer finance options for your convenience. We know that the costly nature of unexpected dental treatment can cause significant stress which is why we offer a variety of payment plans through Smile Choice and accept health funds.
Sydney CBD Dental along with Dental Care Network ™ is offering the Corporate Dental Program which provides you with the exclusive benefit of 10% off all dental treatments at our practice. This offer is redeemable if you are an employee of one of our partnered corporate programs. Contact our team to discuss joining.
We understand that some patients avoid visiting the dentist for fear of pain or traumatic experiences in the past. At Sydney CBD we can alleviate your concerns by offering pain-relief and sedation options to help make your experience as comfortable as possible.