Teeth whitening is the number one solution to improve your smile instantly without implants or screws. Affordable and quick, teeth whitening has gained significant importance in the field of aesthetic dentistry over the years. Diet, age and smoking habits can all cause teeth to discolour over time; with teeth whitening, you can regain the shine to your teeth instantly.
Teeth whitening is exactly what it means – the process of making your teeth appear “whiter”. There are two ways to achieve this which is through bleaching and non-bleaching whitening products.
Most of these whitening products contain hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide that helps to remove teeth stains and brighten the appearance of teeth. Teeth whitening is especially helpful to people who want to tackle the problem of teeth discolouration to improve their appearance.
Before you jump onto the bandwagon of teeth whitening treatments and get yourself home teeth whitening kits to do it yourself, remember to consult a dentist for professional advice first! Dentists are able to assess and examine your teeth carefully and provide more useful information related to teeth whitening. At dental clinics, the whitening agent that dentists use is usually a lot stronger compared to home kits for a more professional teeth whitening experience.
If you’re interested in teeth whitening and want it to be done in a professional matter, feel free to book an appointment with us at Vivid Dental Surgeons!
Dental care in Singapore can be very pricey, and it’s not just limited to teeth whitening treatment! In fact, the cost of teeth whitening in Singapore to be professionally done can cost up to SGD$1,000 or more, per session. That’s why most people would rather go for cheaper teeth whitening options such as home teeth whitening kits or a teeth whitening session at beauty salons.
Depending on the discolouration of your teeth, your whitening treatment options are also limited. If the surface stains on your teeth are not too bad, getting a home kit would be good enough! These home kits are the cheapest option, however, they are also the least effective. Home teeth whitening kits can typically cost around SGD$13 – SGD$60. These are suitable for light stains as the bleaching agent is very mild in these home kits and should not cause tooth sensitivity unless used incorrectly.
There are also beauty salons in Singapore that provide teeth whitening services! Salons usually use a method called LED whitening where a whitening gel is applied on the teeth and then activated by using a LED light. However, whether or not these teeth whitening treatments work as much as they are marketed, it’s hard to say. Although they are more expensive than the bring-home kits, they’re still relatively cheaper than getting them done in dental clinics. These whitening sessions at beauty salons can cost around SGD$50-200.
Nevertheless, if you want longer-lasting, effective and permanent results, then visiting a dental clinic and getting the procedure done there is your best bet at getting what you want. As mentioned earlier, dentists use the same bleaching agents that can be found in the whitening kits you can buy. However, the only difference is that only dentists are allowed to use higher concentrations of bleaching agents of more than 0.1% when providing teeth whitening treatment. This makes the teeth whitening procedure more effective and achieves better results.
Dental clinics in Singapore typically give two types of teeth whitening services: in-office chairside treatment and take-home treatments. Both of these treatments can cost around SGD$400 – SGD$1,300, where the take-home treatments are of course cheaper than the in-office teeth whitening sessions. If you think it’s worth investing in it, feel free to contact us at Vivid Dental Surgeons!
The clinic treatment involves a single quick session with an expert orthodontist. The process includes applying a whitening gel to the teeth that can be adjusted to several shades of brightness. While some of our patients prefer to keep a natural colour, others may gravitate towards a brighter shade.
At Vivid Dental Surgeons, our dentist first protects the gums and lips by applying a specially designed mask, before applying the bleaching gel on the teeth.
The amount of brightness depends upon the concentration of the whitening gel used. After an hour’s whitening session, patients are able to almost immediately see visible results from our chairside teeth whitening services.
The final result and colour enhancement are achieved after follow-up at-home treatments. Please note that scaling & polishing for gum treatment should be done first before proceeding with any teeth whitening procedure.
Take-home whitening is popular because of how convenient it is. At Vivid, our dentist-approved whitening gel is applied to a custom-made mouthguard at the clinic. This mouth guard is then worn overnight for the ultimate boost of brightness. This can be done with Vivid teeth whitening kit.
Visible results are seen in just a few days! To get these take-home teeth whitening kits, you’ll still have to come in for a consultation so that our dentists can take a look at the degree of staining on your teeth and give the best recommendations to you. These take-home teeth whitening kits are also great for maintenance and are usually used by patients who have already experienced our in-office whitening sessions.
What are you waiting for? Contact us now at Vivid Dental Surgeons and find out more details about everything about teeth whitening in Singapore. We’ll be glad to answer any questions that you may have about oral hygiene and make sure that your experience at the dentist will be a pleasant one.