Whether it’s a full Hollywood beam you’re after, or just to get rid of those stubborn stains, whitening is the easiest way to give your smile a lift.
Benefits of Teeth Whitening
A brighter and whiter smile is the best place to start to freshen your look and the best way to achieve instant results is with professional teeth whitening. It is a safe option that gives brilliant results for almost every patient.
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. They are usually ineffective and in some instances can wear away your natural enamel. Professional teeth whitening is safe and will always give good results while also being affordable.
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.
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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.
Type of bleaching
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 15-20 minutes 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.
Is teeth whitening safe?
With so many different options of teeth whitening available, making the best choice for whitening your teeth may be difficult. Professional teeth whitening has many benefits compared to over-the-counter whitening products. Knowing the difference can help you choose the right whitening option for your needs and expectations.
Over-the-counter products may be quick and easily accessible, they are nowhere near as effective as professional whitening products. They are often cheaper too. However, the concentration of the whitening agent is usually much weaker, which means the results are never as good as professional whitening products. Over-the-counter whitening can also be harmful to gums and teeth if they are not used properly.
Dr. Berera will give you professional whitening trays with careful instructions to minimise any problems. Professional whitening products usually contain agents to help reduce any sensitivity which may occur during the whitening period. Over-the-counter products often do not contain any of these.
Options vary from custom fabricated trays to pre-filled disposable trays to in-office chair whiteners. Treatments and delivery options can be customised to fit every person and lifestyle.
A consultation with Dr. Berera will help you to chose the whitening option that best fits your needs.
Meet the Experts
A beautiful smile can enhance and bring out your confidence and Dr Berera is the perfect person to help you achieve this.
Dr Berera completed her Bachelor of Dental Science from Melbourne University in 2001. She began her employment in a large private practice where she was mentored and gained experience from many accomplished dentists. Since making a seachange 10 years ago, Dr Berera has worked with some of the premier dentists in Sydney and looks forward to providing you with an exemplary level of care.
Dedicated to constantly improving her skills, Dr Berera has taken post-graduate courses in orthodontics as well as staying up to date with the latest innovative advancements in techniques and materials in Dentistry.
Dr Berera enjoys working closely with her patients to give them the best smile possible. She is happy to discuss and identify your aesthetic dental goals and will guide you through all possible treatment options. With Dr Berera’s enthusiasm and expertise, she will ensure that your end result will be a beautiful new smile.
Away from dentistry, She is busy enjoying her time being a mum to her 2 young children. She strongly believes a healthy work and life balance is crucial to ones overall well being and participates in a variety of fitness activities including competitive triathlons and running half marathons.