It’s safe to say that having a brilliant smile is something everyone would love – and what better way to make a good impression by having a great pair of pearly whites? Teeth whitening in Singapore has become one of the largest requests from many dental and aesthetic patients. A lot of teeth whitening is accomplished through a process or product that causes an intrinsic change to the tooth enamel, as opposed to simply surface stain removal.
Although laser whitening is an available option for yellowed teeth at your dental or aesthetic clinic, it is always good to take precautions to ensure that it is the right treatment for you. It is paramount for the right product safety and efficacy to take place in order to achieve a good result with minimal side effects.
The most cost-effective and least invasive procedure to improve your smile would probably be either tooth whitening or bleaching. However, it is always good to tread carefully as these procedures are not without risk, according to the Singapore Dental Association’s (SDA) Guidelines and Recommendations on Tooth Whitening/Bleaching Procedures in Singapore.
Laser Teeth Whitening
Laser whitening is the most expensive form of whitening and is only carried out in the office. Each tooth is bleached, and the heat generated by a laser increases its effectiveness while also speeding up the procedure. For quick, dramatic effects, this process uses a powerful bleaching gel that the laser activates and amplifies.
According to the SDA, professional bleaching chemicals (In-Office) administered by a professional clinician comprise between 15 and 38 percent hydrogen peroxide. Special measures are used with these high concentrations to lessen tooth sensitivity and protect the lips, gums, and other oral tissues from injury. These measures include cheek retractors, soft/rubber dams that are formulated to cover gums, desensitising pastes which harden and strengthen the enamel, and a professional application of desensitising products such as fluoride.
At Mirage Aesthetic, a non-peroxide gel is used during the LED Teeth Whitening treatment to ensure that it does not harm your teeth. The gel is HSA approved and does not cause sensitivity. For individuals with already very sensitive teeth, they may feel a slight tingling sensation after the treatment and this will go away within a few days.
Over-the-counter (OTC) and professional solutions are both available for tooth whitening. OTC whitening products can be found in your local drug store or supermarket, however their percentage or concentration of whitening components is limited and therefore less effective. Professional solutions can be used at home or in the office, and they produce better results due to increased bleaching agent percentages and application methods. Some forms in which OTC whitening and bleaching products come include rinses and toothpastes, gel used in trays, whitening strips, and whitening paint-on gel.
An Overview of Teeth Whitening Prices in Singapore
|Type of Teeth Whitening||Price Range|
|At-home teeth whitening kits (Low end)||$33.90 to $78|
|At-home teeth whitening kits (High end)||$100 to $389|
|Beauty salon teeth whitening treatments||$69.90 to $192.60 per session|
|Dental clinic teeth whitening treatments||$778 to $1,300 per session|
Should I head to a Salon or a Dentist for In-Office Teeth Whitening?
At the dentist’s clinic, you may have to pay a little more, but you’ll get exactly what you paid for and walk out of the clinic with a gleaming white smile. You may also put your trust in the skilled hands of qualified dentists to guarantee that you don’t face any health dangers during the operation. With DIY kits, there’s a chance you’ll mess up the job and have to live with an uneven appearance. Furthermore, dental clinics’ whitening gels are stronger and more concentrated, resulting in more dramatic and long-lasting results.
Many will still find a great appeal in heading to beauty salons for laser whitening or teeth whitening in Singapore for the following reasons. When you go to a beauty salon for a teeth whitening treatment, you’ll find that most places use a non-peroxide gel to coat your teeth before employing LED light to whiten them. It is also said that a single treatment, which normally lasts 30 minutes to an hour, can whiten your teeth by up to eight shades.
Because these treatments are significantly less expensive than those offered by dental clinics, with some sessions costing less than $100, they remain a popular alternative among people seeking a basic upgrade. Keep in mind that therapists and beauticians employed at beauty salons will usually be more trained in aesthetics as opposed to the medical field.
A laser teeth whitening procedure takes about an hour in the dental or aesthetic clinic, and costs vary, although it is typically more expensive than other options. The price of teeth whitening in Singapore can vary greatly depending on what form of teeth whitening you wish to undergo, for example whether it is laser whitening or simply bleaching, and also depends on whether your treatment takes place in a dental/aesthetic clinic or is for use at home.
For in-office treatments, the cost is determined by the office’s specific system, which also determines how many treatments are required. Several treatments are frequently required to get the desired results, and bleaching trays for home use may be required to improve or maintain the condition. It is always good to undergo a dental exam prior to considering these procedures to see if they are right for you.