At Sydney Cosmetic Dentistry, we use dental whitening systems that give outstanding results. The hydrogen peroxide-based gel penetrates the enamel structure to lighten your teeth from the inside, without weakening the tooth. Over-the-counter or store-bought whitening products don’t work and may even damage your natural teeth. Professional teeth whitening is safe and will always give good results.
Most people can expect immediate results of 1-2 shades lighter, with further lightening and stabilisation over the next two weeks, up to 3-4 shades lighter then when you started. The results usually last for around 12 months. We recommend using take-home whitening every 12 months to maintain your lovely new teeth colour, along with regular dental examinations and cleans.
Diet, oral hygiene, previous fillings, your own enamel quality – everyone’s mouth is different. A thorough assessment prior to commencing any whitening procedure will determine its effectiveness for you. At Sydney Cosmetic Dentistry we offer two types of whitening – take-home or in-office.
Opalesence in-chair whitening system provides immediate spectacular results with minimal sensitivity. Light- and chemically activated, its proven to brighten teeth by 2-3 shades in one hour.
The other option is to take the custom-made whitening kit home and wear for an hour each day, for 5-7 days. Most patients find this procedure less sensitive than the in-office variety, and although not as immediate, it will also provide excellent results.
For the vast majority of people, teeth whitening poses no serious risk if done correctly. However, if you choose the wrong treatment for your teeth or that treatment is applied incorrectly (e.g. whitening products are often used too frequently or applied for too long a time) then damage can occur.