Teeth Whitening Myths and Facts by Dentist in Singapore

At our Dental Clinics in Singapore, we say ‘everyone of us deserves a white and healthy teeth’! Hence, it is essential that we are well informed to deal with any misinformation out there to regain the smiles we deserve. Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures that are also widely marketed by the celebrities in the media. As it become popular, there are also several myths around the procedure like teeth whitening damages enamel etc.,

It is true that there may also be some reasons why the tooth whitening treatment is not suitable for you. But that can only be determined by a dentist. You may end up in causing more damage to your teeth by avoiding timely treatment due to the influence of certain myths. Here are some myths and their facts listed for you.

  1. Teeth Whitening is not safe (or) it is unsafe if treatment is not from USA or UK: 
    Just ask yourself, if this treatment was unsafe, why will the dentists and millions of people across the world are using it since centuries? Why all the recognized dental bodies across the globe has endorsed tooth whitening as safe practice?
    Fact is, safety vs risk with tooth whitening is generally assessed with 2 main factors. Exposure of the gel to the gums and soft tissue of the mouth or lips, and tooth sensitivity. That is exactly why you need a professional dental service especially if you have sensitivity issue. Dentists take necessary care to minimize the side effects. Teeth whitening in Singapore as safe the treatments available in USA, UK or AUS.
  2. Teeth whitening ruins tooth enamel:
    Not always! The chances of ruining tooth enamel are nil to negligible if you get the whitening procedure done at dental clinics. This is because the dentist is a trained professional who can asses what is right for you based on your history. Sometimes, you may still need to undergo treatment with precautions like ensuring minimal time in bleaching etc.,
  3. Teeth whitening will clean your teeth, but will discolor later:
    Really? why did the teeth become yellow/gray in the first place? is it because the teeth has already undergone whitening procedure? No! There are several reasons why you may discolor your teeth. Any health management is a continues process. So is the teeth whitening. It needs regular follow up and management.

    Read: Why is regular Dental Consultation & Screening essential?

  4. Teeth Whitening is not suitable if you have crowns, caps or did root canals!
    That is not true. However, when you have any metals like silver or gold tooth, or have caps made of specific materials, you should inform your dentist if you are concerned. Generally, almost all the teeth whitening procedures are safe to use even on artificial teeth.

    Thankfully with professional teeth whitening any side effects experienced are only temporary in most of the cases. As with most cosmetic procedures, you may have to tackle a little pain in waiting and patient cooperation for long time results.

    Dentists in Singapore at Nam Fung Dental Surgery give you a friendly counseling at your general visit to any of our Dental Clinics in Singapore. Contact us at any of your nearest branches to make an appointment; one of our friendly staff shall attend your call to assist in scheduling your visit.