Teeth Whitening Sydney: Choosing The Right Treatment for You

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If you live in Sydney, you may have been noticing that people’s teeth seem to be getting whiter and whiter. Don’t worry, this isn’t because everybody else is naturally flawless, it is because they are taking advantage of some of the high quality teeth whitening treatments available in Sydney. Teeth whitening is becoming increasingly popular in major cities like Sydney as the newest innovations in whitening technology offer patients fast, high quality results that last for years and years.

If you are considering taking the plunge and investing in a long lasting teeth whitening treatment, there are three main treatment options to choose from.

Zoom Teeth Whitening (We no longer offer this treatment!)

Zoom Teeth Whitening is the most commonly advertised teeth whitening treatment,  offered by hundreds of dentists across Sydney. It works by using a highly concentrated hydrogen peroxide bleaching gel in combination with an ultraviolet light.

Pros

  • Results last 2-4 years
  • Treatment takes just 1 hour

Cons

  • Cannot whiten individual teeth
  • Cannot whiten non vital teeth (e.g. those that have had a root canal)
  • Cannot whiten antibiotic stained teeth
  • Acidic whitening process risks etching of the tooth structure
  • Heating of teeth during the activation will probably cause discomfort and sensitivity.
  • Dehydration of the tooth structure which creates some loss of whitening when the tooth rehydrates.

Smartbleach 3LT Teeth Whitening

Smartbleach 3LT is an advanced whitening system which harnesses ‘laser-like’ technology and whitens teeth without the use of any heat (like the Zoom Teeth Whitening System) making it more comfortable and safer for the health of your teeth. The treatment uses a combination of a red alkaline gel and a green light to create an intense whitening effect.

Pros

  • Similar price to Zoom at $600
  • Results last 3-5 years
  • Treatment takes just 45 minutes
  • Alkaline whitening process does not risk etching the tooth enamel or damage to the root
  • Virtually no dehydration to the tooth structure
  • May whiten non-vital teeth

Cons

  • Cannot whiten individual teeth
  • Cannot whiten antibiotic stained teeth

KTP Laser Teeth Whitening

The KTP laser teeth whitening system is the absolute gold standard in teeth whitening and is only offered by a very limited number of dentists in Sydney. This treatment involves the application of a special red gel which is activated by a green precision laser. Academic studies of the KTP system have shown that it consistently gives the best whitening results when compared to other high quality teeth whitening systems.

Pros

  • Results last up to 5 years
  • Alkaline whitening process does not risk etching the tooth enamel or damage to the root
  • No dehydration of the tooth structure
  • Able to whiten even non-vital teeth
  • Able to whiten antibiotic stained teeth
  • Able to treat individual teeth
  • Creates the most natural looking result

Cons

  • Price is considerably higher than Zoom and Smartbleach 3LT at $1500
  • Treatment takes 75 minutes

Dr Levi is Sydney’s teeth whitening specialist; not only does he perform more whitening treatments each year than any other dentist in Australia, he has also whitened the teeth of Miss Universe Australia and other Miss Universe contestants. To book your teeth whitening treatment today, call Dr Levi on (02) 9283 1900.