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.

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.

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Every one of us starts off with beautiful white teeth, but strongly colored-foods and drinks like coffee, tea, and cola can discolor the surface of your teeth. Stained teeth are very difficult to whiten with conventional methods thus needs expert help because oral hygiene is a very essential part of life.

While there are many procedures to whiten your teeth, the dentist at Nam Fung Dental Clinic in Singapore will decide the best suitable treatment for you based on the case. Generally, only one visit is enough for a routine teeth whitening for one full month (bleaching). However, in some rare cases if there are any associated side effects or based on the case, multiple appointments may be required.

Many people who can also avoid discolor of teeth also end up in trying all the home remedies and finally land up in the dental clinic for cosmetic help. At Nam Fung Dental Clinic in Singapore we welcome and are ready to help you in making the teeth as white as possible with the cosmetic procedures. Not just that, but 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 think you deserve white teeth and are searching for a procedure to get this done, call us today to make an appointment. So now keep your smile as bright and white you can with the help of Nam Fung Dental Clinic in Singapore. Happy Smiling!