TEETH WHITENING

Aesthetic Dentistry

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening procedures can remove organic stains or intrinsic tooth discolouration caused by consumption of tea, coffee, red wine or tobacco use.

There are two types of whitening procedures which you can choose from – an in-office whitening procedure done by our dentist at the clinic or a take-home whitening kit for you to complete in the comfort of your own home.

During your initial consultation, our dentist will conduct a thorough dental examination to ensure that your teeth and gum tissues are healthy and suitable for teeth whitening procedures.

Existing dental problems such as tooth decay or gum disease can negatively affect the results of our teeth whitening treatment, as the procedure may cause old fillings or crowns to look darker. Hence, if you have dental issues, it is thus advisable to delay your teeth whitening treatment.

Fees

Porcelain veneers From $720.00
Personal home whitening kit From $420.00
In-office whitening treatment From $800.00
Whitening Gel $200.00
Bleaching tray (per arch) From $85.00

Frequently Asked Questions

The main difference between over-the-counter whitening kits and professionally dispensed products is in the mode of application and concentration of the whitening gels used. Professionally dispensed gels are of a higher concentration and deliver a more predictable and noticeable result.

In-office whitening is the most effective, safest and fastest method. Your teeth can be whitened within 1 hour and the effects are almost immediate.

Some people may prefer to whiten their teeth in the comfort of their home. In such cases, the patient can opt for “take-home” teeth whitening procedure whereby a prescription-strength gel kit is provided by the dentist. The gel-filled tray may be worn at home for 1-2 hours a day for 14-21 consecutive days to see whitening results.

Another option, which is less expensive, is the over-the-counter whitening kit. At-home teeth whitening results are typically not as satisfactory as those achieved with in-office whitening.

Many types of toothpaste come with whitening properties. Toothpaste whitening is an inexpensive but relatively ineffective whitening option.

No. Teeth whitening products work best on natural teeth that are completely sound with no fillings or crowns. Teeth with deep stains caused by antibiotics may see very little improvement. People with gum recession and exposed roots, worn out teeth or faulty fillings may feel sensitivity. It is advisable to consult our dentist to find out which method is best for you.
Teeth whitening is a safe procedure for pregnant or nursing mothers. There are no studies to indicate that teeth whitening pose any risks to a developing foetus. It is completely safe for new mothers to use whitening gels whilst still nursing.
Caution is generally taken when carrying out teeth whitening procedures on children as their permanent teeth may not be fully developed.
The procedure can remove tetracycline stains. However, depending on severity of the stains, it may not be possible to remove all of the stains.
Singapore Ministry of Health regulations do not allow us to display any “before and after” photos of patients on our website.
You should be able to resume daily activities immediately. Our dentist will advise you to avoid food and drink that could stain your teeth for about a week and refrain from smoking.
Teeth whitening procedures are normally painless. Some people may experience a minor dull ache and temporary teeth sensitivity. It is best to avoid very hot or cold drinks for the first 24 hours if there is any tooth sensitivity. A desensitizing gel is provided in the take-home kit and this can be used to address any sensitivity post treatment. Other common side effects include irritation of gingival tissues, white patches on the gum line, mouth ulcers and sore throat. If you have any concerns regarding the side effects, you should discuss them with our dentist.
Teeth whitening is an extremely safe and straightforward procedure. The most common side effect experienced is sensitivity. The intensity of sensitivity varies from patient to patient.
After your treatment, our dentist will advise you on how to maintain that new white smile. The effect of whitening can last from several months up to 3 years. This can vary for each patient depending on their lifestyles, e.g. smoking habits, drinking coffee, tea or red wine that can potentially stain teeth.
In order to maintain the whitening effect, it is important to maintain excellent oral hygiene (brush and floss after every meal) and steer clear of tobacco use, food and drinks that discolour the teeth (coffee, tea, red wine, soft drinks). One way to avoid future staining is to use a straw.

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