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How Long It Will Take To Whiten Teeth

How Long It Will Take To Whiten Teeth

For busy people, teeth whitening can seem an off-putting process because of how long it is perceived to take. The length of the process is often the first consideration of someone who wants their teeth whitened.

There is no ‘one size fits all’ response to this question. The length of the teeth whitening process is usually dependent on the condition of your teeth (mainly, how discoloured they currently are), and the specific type of whitening treatment you want.

However, approximate timings can be estimated for the overall process. Here’s a glimpse at how teeth whitening works, a few different techniques that can be used to whiten teeth, and an overview of how long whitening your teeth could take.

How teeth whitening works

To whiten teeth, chemicals are used to infiltrate a tooth’s enamel. In most professional bleaching sessions, you’ll have an imprint of your teeth taken and created into a mould. Then, the whitening substance will be placed into the mould, and used to cover all areas of your teeth to whiten them without affecting your gums. The active ingredient in the whitening treatment is designed to break down and deliver oxygen into the tooth enamel, thus lightening the tooth’s colour.

How long does it take to whiten your teeth?

Professional teeth whitening treatment can take between three and four weeks. This time accounts for creating your unique fitted mouthguard, applying the whitening product over a few weeks, and returning to the dentist office for a follow up check-in.

Different techniques of teeth whitening

Depending on your budget and the time you have for treatment, there are a few different teeth whitening techniques on offer. The above process is the most common, and can be referred to as ‘tray bleaching’. Other techniques include at-home whitening strips, specialised whitening toothpaste, or laser teeth bleaching. Though they are available in most supermarkets or pharmacies, strips and toothpastes are generally known to take a little longer to bring you results – but they are a little more affordable than more professional teeth whitening services.

If you’re eager for an efficient, easy and effective option, at Pitt Street Dental in Sydney, we offer a Philips Zoom! WhiteSpeed teeth whitening service. This simple procedure uses light-activated technology to brighten teeth in just one session. This procedure works by applying teeth whitening treatment to your teeth using a mouthguard, and then casting an LED light onto your treatment. As with general teeth whitening services, you’ll leave with aftercare instructions to ensure your whitening treatment lasts.

Get a bright white smile with Pitt Street Dental

Why wait to achieve the flawless, whitened smile of your dreams? At Pitt Street Dental Centre, our passion is making the people of Sydney smile. Our highly trained team provide affordable and effective cosmetic teeth whitening services to ensure your smile is in tip top shape. Book a teeth whitening consultation at Pitt Street Dental Centre to create your most bright and brilliant smile.  

Benefits of Whiter Teeth

Benefits of Whiter Teeth

It’ll come as no surprise that at some point in their lives, most people have considered the process of teeth whitening. In fact, teeth whitening is the most requested cosmetic dental procedure here at Pitt St Dental Centre.

Designed to enhance a person’s smile and overall appearance, whitened teeth come with plenty of benefits – and thanks to advancements in dental technology, it’s never been easier, safer or more affordable to whiten your teeth with the help of a dental professional.

If you’re considering having your teeth whitened, here are some benefits your bright new smile may bring you.

They can improve your appearance

Besides general dental health, one of the most common reasons people want to have their teeth whitened is to improve their appearance. Certain foods and drinks have a tendency to yellow or discolour teeth over time, and can diminish overall appearance and attractiveness. Or conversely, it can make your discoloured teeth the first thing people notice about your face.

By whitening yellowed teeth, you’ll not only feel more attractive in your own appearance, but you’ll make sure the first thing people notice about you is your beautiful set of white teeth.

They can inspire a boost of confidence

As we’ve mentioned above, your smile is often the first impression you’ll leave on people you meet – and by having a clear, white smile, you can approach situations with confidence and self-assurance in your smile. This security and self-confidence can prove extremely effective if you’re in social situations where you’re eager to impress, including job interviews, on a date or in important meetings at work.  

They may increase awareness of dental hygiene

It’s natural that once you have a brighter and whiter smile, you’ll want to put more effort into maintaining your dental hygiene and overall oral health. This could mean you’ll brush your teeth more regularly (and on a more consistent schedule), you’ll floss every day, and you’ll book regular dentist appointments to keep your smile in tip top shape.

It’s an efficient, easy process

Lucky for those who are time poor, teeth whitening is an extremely quick and easy process. Here at Pitt St Dental we perform a Zoom Teeth Whitening procedure that uses light-activated technology to whiten and brighten teeth. The process is extremely effective and convenient, as a one hour session with our Sydney dentists can increase your teeth shade up to 15 times whiter. After your treatment, it’s easy to maintain your newly whitened teeth with our useful aftercare instruction manual that’s included in your initial procedure payment. 

Get a bright white smile with Pitt Street Dental

Why wait to achieve the flawless, whitened smile of your dreams? At Pitt Street Dental Centre, our passion is making the people of Sydney smile. Our highly trained team provide affordable cosmetic teeth whitening services to help you feel more confident and proud of your smile. Book an appointment at Pitt Street Dental Centre for a bright and brilliant smile.

How To See Yourself With Straight Teeth With Our SmileView Simulation

 

Many people with crooked teeth daydream about life with a straight and even smile, but hesitate before taking the next step. There are so many questions which are hard to answer. Will the results be worth it? Would it really improve my smile? Would I feel more confident with straighter teeth?

Or, they were hard to answer. But not anymore, thanks to SmileView and the expertise of Pitt Street Dental Centre. Pitt Street Dental is one of the first Sydney dentists to offer SmileView, and we’re finding the technology has incredible results for prospective Invisalign patients.

 

What is SmileView?

If your teeth are crooked and you are considering a straightening treatment, then you have likely heard of Invisalign. More than 8 million people worldwide have used the revolutionary clear aligners to correct misaligned teeth, from subtle overbites to serious gaps.

Invisalign recently introduced SmileView technology to visualise the results of teeth straightening treatment. All you need to do is upload a smiling selfie, and in less than 60 seconds the app can show you the incredible results of Invisalign treatment.

SmileView uses a sophisticated machine learning algorithm, drawing from a database of more than 6 million teeth movements, to show a simulation of the potential outcome. By modelling the potential results instantly on your phone, you can see the effect of a corrected smile for yourself.

 

Why you should consult with a Sydney dentist when using SmileView

SmileView has only recently landed in Australia, after being introduced in a handful of other countries last year. The app is simple to use, powerful, and offers a first look at what you can expect from Invisalign.

However, it isn’t perfect. While the image you see is a good indicator of results, it is only a part of the process and not a replacement for a consultation with an experienced Sydney dentist. SmileView can’t guarantee the results will be exactly as you see them, because the app doesn’t get the full picture like we do.

 

In-person consultation

If you are considering treatment to straighten crooked teeth, you can use SmileView as a starting point before booking your first consultation. Or, we are happy to show you the technology during your consultation to make your decision easier. Then we can go through your treatment options in more detail:

  • What to expect from the treatment
  • How long it will take
  • How it works
  • Complementary treatments you may need
  • Costs and other factors

 

Complete oral assessment

Crooked teeth might only be part of the problem. Before we can safely and confidently recommend Invisalign as a corrective treatment, our Sydney dentist team needs to know a little bit more about you (and specifically your teeth). In your first consultation, we can take a look at your oral health, identify missing, worn or cracked teeth, and create a tailored treatment plan for a full and flawless smile.

See straight to healthier teeth at Pitt Street Dental Centre

Pitt Street Dental Centre is the Sydney dentist at the forefront of Invisalign treatment. We take the time to understand your oral health needs, for the best possible results every time. SmileView is another tool in our extensive kit of dental treatments guaranteed to give you plenty to smile about.

Book a consultation today to see what could be possible with SmileView and Invisalign.

Why You NEED To Avoid DIY Teeth Whitening in Sydney

Why You NEED To Avoid DIY Teeth Whitening in Sydney

Australia is big on DIY culture, so it’s not surprising at-home teeth whitening is enjoying a moment in the sun.

But the fad, spruiked by celebrities and social media influencers, is causing alarm among Sydney dentists and health professionals.

A spike in the number of dental and oral health emergencies caused by these oh-so-trendy products recently led to the Australian Dental Association issuing a public warning against the dangers of DIY teeth whitening.

That’s why Pitt Street Dental Centre made it our business to administer teeth whitening Sydney can trust, without the dangers of DIY treatments.

We have successfully and safely helped nearly 7,000 Sydney-siders regain their bright white smiles using professionally endorsed treatments in our accredited clinic.

 

DIY teeth whitening: Is it dangerous?

The short answer? Yes.

At-home teeth whitening in Sydney and around the country has grown in popularity recently thanks to aggressive marketing campaigns including celebs touting the benefits of these seemingly safe gels, pastes and LED devices.

Adults, teenagers and even children as young as 11 are using at-home teeth whitening kits that promise excellent results for less than you would pay a dentist.

But there are serious risks involved with the kinds of teeth whitening Sydney citizens are using. Too many people are jumping on the bandwagon without understanding the potential danger of these products:

  • Chemical burns.
  • Facial damage from leaking bleach.
  • Tooth damage.
  • Damaging for maturing teeth.

For your safety, teeth whitening in Sydney should only ever be carried out by a professional dentist. Like any health product, professional advice and thorough research should inform which teeth whitening Sydney individuals choose.

 

Why are DIY teeth whitening products dangerous?

At best, DIY teeth whitening products are harmless because they do almost nothing (which means you’re throwing money away). On the other end of the scale, some over the counter products cause chemical burns to the gums, cheeks, tongue and lips.

Here are some of the pitfalls of DIY teeth whitening:

Remember, almost every product endorsement you see from influencers or celebrities is paid for.

The ADA is especially concerned for young consumers who are swindled by social media influencers posting videos brushing with black paste or using LED whitening products.

 

How Pitt Street Dental Centre can help with teeth whitening in Sydney

Zoom Teeth Whitening is a completely safe, professionally administered teeth whitening treatment without any of the dangerous DIY risks.

There’s a reason the procedure is our most-requested service; it promises effective, single-session teeth whitening Sydney-siders can smile about.

To achieve 8-15 shades of whitening in one session, your dentist will apply the Zoom teeth whitening treatment with a guard and special gel to protect your gums. And LED light is then applied to activate the treatment, with close supervision from experienced professionals.

If you want to know more about Zoom teeth whitening at Pitt Street Dental Centre, feel free to drop us a line and we would be happy to provide more information.

Teeth Whitening Sydney: At Home VS Dentist Administered

Teeth Whitening Sydney: At Home VS Dentist Administered

If your teeth are a little more discoloured than you would like, teeth whitening can be a simple, safe and quick way to give you a confidence boost.

At Pitt Street Dental Centre, teeth whitening in Sydney is our most requested cosmetic dental procedures and we see many clients experience successful results using our quality Philips Zoom! WhiteSpeed services. We treat thousands of patients who are looking to improve the appearance of their smile with a whiter colour.

What Causes Tooth Discolouration?

It is important to understand what may be causing your teeth to become discoloured before you opt to have them whitened.

Many of the causes of tooth discolouration come from what you put in your mouth, be it coffee, tea, red wine or cigarettes. Dark foods such as mulberries, beetroot and cherries can also cause staining.

Outside of consumables, factors such as poor dental hygiene, certain diseases, medication, advancing age, genetics, excessive fluoride exposure and trauma to teeth can also cause teeth discolouration.

What is Teeth Whitening?

Teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic dental procedure that can give teeth a dramatic transformation in as little as one hour. 

The procedure at Pitt Street Dental uses Philips Zoom! WhiteSpeed whitening treatment to lift your teeth between 8-15 shades in just one in-chair session.

Dentist-Administered vs At-Home Treatments

You can buy teeth whitening powders, pastes, gels and kits in pharmacies, retail stores and online, but are they actually beneficial to your teeth?

There are a number of differences between dentist-administered teeth whitening and at home treatments. The biggest of which is at home treatments can legally only be below 6% hydrogen peroxide. Dentist-administered teeth whitening is the only way to get your teeth back to the white they need to be.

An at-home treatment may appear better due to the lower cost, however, they only work for removing stains and do not actually whiten your teeth. These ‘take home’ treatments are not as effective or as safe at dentist-administered. In some cases, at home treatments have been reported to actually burn gums!

At a dental clinic like Pitt Street Dental, our highly trained dentists will conduct a thorough dental examination to determine your suitability for teeth whitening treatments. Factors such as untreated tooth cavities, receding gums or the presence of ceramic or porcelain crowns or veneers may mean you are unsuitable to have teeth whitening treatment.

Benefits of Teeth Whitening

Other than whitening your smile, teeth whitening can provide a host of cosmetic and psychological benefits

In social situations, you may find yourself holding back a smile or laugh to avoid showing off stained or discoloured teeth for fear of judgement from others.

After whitening your teeth by 8-15 shades with Zoom teeth whitening in Sydney, you may experience a confidence boost, which can help you thrive in work and social situations, giving you the confidence to smile more and boosting your self-esteem.

A bright, white smile can also enhance the overall appearance of your face for a much more affordable price than other cosmetic treatments, with the potential for long lasting results. 

Side Effects of Teeth Whitening

The majority of people who come into Pitt Street Dental experience few or no side effects from our Zoom whitening treatments in Sydney.

However, for those who do experience any side effects, the most common is slight tooth sensitivity post-treatment. For most people, this discomfort is only short-term.

Zoom Whitening Treatments at Pitt Street Dental

At Pitt Street Dental Centre, teeth whitening is our most requested cosmetic dental procedures and we see many clients experience successful results using our quality Philips Zoom! WhiteSpeed services.

Zoom Teeth Whitening is a whitening procedure that uses light-activated technology to whiten and brighten your teeth.

In just one session, taking less than an hour with one of our expertly trained dentists, you can achieve 8-15 shades whiter teeth!

Contact our professional team at Pitt Street Dental Centre today to unveil a brighter, whiter smile with Zoom teeth whitening in Sydney.

Maintaining the Perfect Smile With Teeth Whitening

Maintaining the Perfect Smile With Teeth Whitening

A white smile is not only a step towards a more confident you; it also projects good oral health and a youthful appearance. Unfortunately, your lifestyle habits and diet can cause your teeth to become discoloured or stained, but that doesn’t mean you’re destined to have stained teeth. At Pitt St Dental Centre, we offer Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed, so you can achieve your whitest smile yet with just one 45 minute treatment. However there are also a number of lifestyle factors you can change in order to brighten and maintain a glowing smile.

To maintain a bright smile, try to avoid smoking, coloured food (especially food with artificial colours), red wine, carbonated drinks, coffee and even tea. Day-to-day lifestyle choices and maintenance will also help keep your teeth white. Make sure you always brush and floss your teeth twice daily and eat a balanced and nutritious diet. You should also use a quality toothbrush and toothpaste (preferably a whitening one) and visit your dentist regularly for cleans and check-ups, our door is always open. Finally, drink lots of water and avoid the foods that are notorious for staining or discolouring teeth.

If you’re teeth are already discoloured, and you want to achieve a glowing smile for a special event, or just want to give yourself a confidence boost, there are a few different whitening treatments you can try. Using whitening toothpaste is a good start, but to achieve a healthy, noticeably brighter smile, we would recommend the professional teeth whitening services that are available from our centrally located Sydney practice.

Pitt St Dental Centre is a big believer in the benefits of the world’s number one requested whitening system, Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed Teeth Whitening. This treatment is proven to achieve noticeable results, with many clients walking away with teeth that are up to 8 shades whiter in just one visit. Professional whitening is renowned for achieving the best and safest results, which is why it’s only available at your dentist’s office, to ensure optimum safety. Philips Zoom comes in a range of treatment types and strengths to suit different lifestyles and levels of sensitivity. If that wasn’t already enough, it also comes with a handy take-home whitening kit that will help you maintain your white smile from the comfort of your home.

With a free consultation from our highly trained dental team available at Pitt St Dental Centre in Sydney, there’s no reason you can’t have the bright, white smile that you’ve always wanted. For a limited time only, Pitt St Dental Centre are offering Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed for only $595. For more information, or to book your free consultation, contact us today.