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.

How to turn Yellow Teeth White? Singapore Dentists

Everyone of us starts off with white and beautiful teeth. But for many life style reasons or prolonged use of certain antibiotics, some of us discolor the teeth into Yellow and sometimes gray. At our Dental Clinics in Singapore, all the Dentists are keen in taking your history, lifestyle habits etc., so as to advise you on avoiding further progress of discolored teeth.

The early you start treating the stained teeth, the better results you may expect. If neglected, it becomes very difficult to whiten with conventional methods, just like white clothes which have picked up dyes can never regain their original brightness.

Most of our patients, before they visit any of our Dental Clinics in Singapore try using a market product available for ‘Teeth whitening in Singapore‘. But you have to note that since all human beings are build differently, any single method for teeth whitening will not yield the same results in everyone. Hence, it is pertinent to chose one treatment; preferably upon the advise of your Dentist and stick to the treatment for at least a month before changing the treatment.

If you wish to try some home remedies before seeing a Dentist in Singapore, here are some tips for you. However, we strongly recommend to get your oral health checked by a professional to avoid any uninvited complications. You should keep in mind that the teeth whitening kits do make a slight difference for some people, but they often take longer and have more side effects.

  1. Avoid Strong Colored Foods: Strongly colored foods is a very common reason for teeth discoloring. Hence, try to avoid foods and drinks especially like Coffee, Tea, Ice-Creams, etc. at least while using Teeth Whitening kits.
  2. Oil Pulling: It is believed (though not tested by any of our clinics) in some parts of world that Oil-Pulling for at least 10-15 minutes a day can whiten your teeth. Coconut oil is preferred in most of the cases while any vegetable oil may also be used.
  3. In-house bleaching kits: There are several products in market, and we also offer our patients with the bleaching kits to home. However, diligence is required to apply these kits.
  4. Hydrogen Peroxide: First of all, you SHOULD remember that you are dealing with a chemical, hence you should either do after learning the right procedure or safety precautions. Misuse of this chemical may result in damage of tooth enamel. We discourage you to perform this without supervision.
  5. Brushing Twice Daily: Last but not the least, you should Brush early in the morning before Breakfast and night after dinner! This will help you not only treat discoloring of teeth but will manage your overall oral health.

If you are serious about getting your teeth whitening in Singapore done by a professional, call any of our five Dental Clinics in Singapore easily located near your place. Any of our friendly staff will assist you in fixing up an appointment with our friendly dentists in Singapore.

Teeth Whitening in Singapore. Home or Dentist?

Teeth Whitening was a tough task back in 90’s as there were only couple of options available at the dental clinics. Gone are those days when your dentist would make molds of your teeth, send them off to a lab, wait for a week to receive back your custom fitted teeth whitening mouthpiece filled with peroxide (at a very low concentration) pressed against your teeth and gums. After 3-4 visits, your teeth would be officially declared whiter after having spent several hundred dollars.

Thanks to the technological advancements, teeth whitening in Singapore, both in the dental office and at home, has changed immensely over the last two decades making the process simple and less time taking.

Teeth whitening is the most frequently applied dental procedure across the world. The teeth whitening process usually involves bleaching of teeth in order to remove stains and brighten the patient’s smile. However, it is essential to know that the teeth whitening procedures may be different to a few patients based on the individual case.

Teeth Whitening in SingaporeWe encourage all our patients to learn the causes of Teeth Discoloration so as to prevent the same. Good Oral health = good overall health.

While everyone of us starts off with beautiful white teeth, many different factors contribute to teeth discoloration, such as food and beverages you consume. Certain strongly coloured-foods and drinks like berries, red wine, coffee, tea, and cola can discolor your teeth if frequently consumed over a long period of time. Some antibiotics like tetracycline, smoking, irregular brushing habits, etc., can stain your teeth as well.

Teeth Whitening Options:
As already mentioned above, teeth whitening procedure can be performed in a dental office or in the comfort of your own home. The in-office teeth whitening usually yields better and quicker results compared to the at-home whitening. However, due to the time constraints and factors like not being confortable in a dental clinin, we also offer bleaching kits for our patients to take home as an alternative, however diligence is required to apply these kits every day for a period of 10 days.

If you decide to whiten your teeth at home, make sure that you follow the application instructions your dentist provided or the instructions that come with the over the counter whitening product.

If you are in search of a Dentist in Singapore, feel free to book an appointment at Nam Fung Dental Surgery clinic at any of the five branches. You may contact us now to make an appointment; one of our friendly staff shall attend your call to assist in scheduling your visit.

Teeth Whitening in Singapore

It’s nearly impossible that a Television advertisement runs out without tooth whitener which is classic evidence that almost everyone wants white teeth. Teeth Whitening in Singapore are also one of the most demanded dental services at dental clinics in Singapore. However, you should decide whether the teeth whitening process is really necessary for you, and if yes, what type of teeth whitening in Singapore is best suitable for you?

Types of Teeth Whitening:

In-office procedure:        Wanting to have white teeth doesn’t only mean that you care about the way your teeth look to others and makes an impact on your smile etc., but it also mean that you want a good oral health. This is the very reason your dentists love the patients who wants to have teeth whitening procedure at their clinic mainly because the patients gets maximum benefit of cleaning by removing all stains on your teeth. This also reduces the chances of dental plaque.

In-office procedure is extremely helpful for patients who are wearing braces, as it can complement invisible braces, porcelain veneers, and other treatments. Unlike the home kit, you can choose the level of whiteness in an in-office teeth whitening procedure.

At-Home Bleaching kit:   Gone are those days when tooth whitening was a complex process, making those fitted mouthpieces for each patient, waiting at dental clinics for few hours etc., At our Dental Clinics in Singapore, we do offer  teeth whitening bleaching kits for our patients to take home as an alternative with a brief on how to use the kits. But let us warn you; not all home teeth whitening are suitable for you, hence we strongly recommend you to seek dentist’s advice before you chose your teeth whitening options.

On a special note, those with sensitive teeth or allergies – If you have receding gums, sensitive teeth and gums, or are allergic to peroxide, you should avoid using a home teeth whitening system – or at least consult your doctor before you begin to minimize reactions / side effects.

At our Dental Clinics in Singapore, we use the best teeth whitening products to ensure radiant and healthy smiles. Conveniently located in 5 branches, visit our friendly dental clinics in Singapore and get the teeth whitening process done by experienced dentists!