Which Teeth Whitening Option Is Best For You?

Getting your teeth whitened is one of those subtle changes that can really make a big difference. Whiter teeth brightens your smile, the sheer radiance extending to your entire face. It comes as no surprise then that teeth whitening is the top dental procedure requested by patients of all ages in Sydney.

With so many options available, it’s easy to think that all procedures generate the same results. However, this line of thinking is very much misinformed. Every method has pros and cons. And the cheapest methods are generally the least effective.

When you’re in the market for a teeth whitening session, you need to understand the option that best suits you. Consult with the professionals at Putney Dental Care to learn which teeth whitener can give you the results you need at the right price.

Teeth Whitening - Putney Dental Care

Teeth Whitening – Putney Dental Care

Managing Expectations

First and foremost, you need to think about what you’re expecting to see after having undergone a professional teeth whitening session. Clearly, having whiter teeth is the result you are after. The question is, how white do you want them to be?

A stark white set of teeth may look very unnatural while teeth that are just a few shades lighter might be too faint to notice. The next question is, how white can your teeth go? We all want those pearly whites, but did you know there is a limit to teeth’s whitening capabilities? As it usually varies from one person to another, your dentist will tell you what level of teeth bleaching is safe for your specific case.

In-Office Teeth Whitening

If you want highly visible results that are as immediate as they are lasting, dental chair whitening is the way to go. Of course, it comes at a price that would be above the budget of most people. As they are proven to be effective and safe, the cost is justifiable. In general, these procedures use a gel comparable to what can be found in home teeth whitening kits, albeit with a stronger dose of the whitening agent.

One such in-office treatment is called “Zoom! Whitening”. An extremely popular option, this teeth whitening treatment is excellent for anyone with mildly stained teeth. To achieve optimum whitening, a gel is applied to the teeth prior to bleaching by LED light. The result is a much brighter tooth surface that lasts anywhere from one to three years, depending on the patient’s lifestyle.

For more advanced systems, choose Smartlight 3LT or Smartbleach with KTP laser. This procedure is perfect for those who desire cutting-edge solutions with fantastic results. Unlike Zoom!, the specially formulated red gel and green light effectively bleach teeth without dehydrating the surface. It also lasts as long as three years. Of course, this is all subject to your lifestyle and diet so steer clear of bad habits to prolong the effects.

Teeth Whitening - Putney Dental Care

Teeth Whitening – Putney Dental Care

At-Home Teeth Whitening Kits

Another option for more budget-conscious Aussies are at-home teeth whitening kits. These are very accessible as you can buy them over the counter at pharmacies and dental clinics. They are also available online. Typically, the kit houses a whitening gel or cream with an active bleaching agent, LED light and a mouth guard. Follow the instructions carefully for the safest and best results. Better yet, contact us at Putney Dental Care for professional advice.

Speak to our professional team and book an appointment on (02) 9808 2588.