Teeth Whitening Guide & Pricing: Home Kits vs Aesthetics vs Dental Clinics

Whether your guilty pleasure is wine, cigarettes, coffee or none of the above, tooth discolouration is common in Singapore.

Whether your questions are around Take Home Whitening Kits, Aesthetics Salons or Dental Clinics, we'll answer your questions.

Teeth whitening costs? We'll talk about that too.

The average Singapore teeth from what we've seen are slightly yellow. And the most common reason for teeth discolouration in Singapore? Drinking coffee daily. So... If you must, grab your coffee and dive into the article!

Before we jump into the solution you should know that the stains on the teeth are mainly classified into two types:

1) Intrinsic stains

Intrinsic stains are caused by various factors, such as medications, aging, certain illnesses, faulty restorations (fillings), too much fluoride as a child, injuries to the teeth. Intrinsic stains are linked with the dentin layer of your teeth, which is directly beneath the hard enamel layer. These stains on the teeth' enamel layer are more difficult to remove as compared to Extrinsic stains. Some treatments for Intrinsic stains would be in office teeth whitening, home tray based whitening treatment, whitening strips, and veneers.

How intrinsic stains look on teeth
How intrinsic stains look on teeth

2) Extrinsic stains

Extrinsic stains, as the name implies, appear on the outer surface of your teeth. If you drink coffee, tea, soda, or red wine on a daily basis, you're probably more prone to these stains than someone who sticks to water.

Using tobacco products and eating certain brightly colored meals such as blueberries, beets, curries, and tomato-based sauces can also stain your teeth. Scaling and polishing with your dentist or at-home whitening treatments may help remove these external marks from your teeth.

Teeth Whitening Singapore
Teeth Whitening Singapore

3 Most Common Methods For Teeth Whitening

1) At-Home teeth whitening kits ($33 - $150)

There are a huge number of products available in the market when it comes to At-Home teeth whitening kits, considering the budget, desired length of therapy, and whitening goals we have shortlisted some methods for you.

At home whitening kits, whitening treatment, whitening procedure
At home whitening kits, whitening treatment, whitening procedure

Teeth Whitening Kit

A whitening kit might include a mouthguard-like whitening tray containing a gel or paste made of a peroxide solution. The tray is placed over your teeth for a few minutes to several hours each day, up to a month, until you reach your desired shade of white.

Teeth Whitening Strips

Teeth whitening strips are a highly popular type of at-home whitening since they're inexpensive, simple to use, and effective.

The peroxide-based solution penetrates your enamel when you apply the gel side of these plastic strips to your teeth, producing results that can last up to several months.

Teeth whitening toothpaste

When it comes to stain removal, the most important abrasives include hydrated silica, perlite, and alumina, according to a 2019 study of contemporary tooth whitening ideas in the Dentistry Journal.

However, you must select a toothpaste with the correct level of abrasives. A toothpaste with a higher degree of abrasiveness might harm your enamel over time. While this is a tradeoff for less abrasion on your teeth and a greater chance of staining, exposing the inner layer of dentin would be more damaging.

at home teeth whitening costs, Whitening kit for professional teeth whitening
At home teeth whitening costs, Whitening kit for professional teeth whitening

2) Aesthetic Teeth Whitening At Beauty Salons ($69 - $200)

Most spas apply the non-peroxide gel (whitening gel) on the teeth, then use LED light to whiten them. They also often state that a single visit, which might range from 30 minutes to an hour in length, is capable of making your teeth up to eight shades lighter.

Because these procedures are significantly less expensive than those provided by dental clinics, with some costing as little as $100 each session, they are still a popular choice among individuals seeking a quick improvement.

The effectiveness of beauty salon treatments, on the other hand, isn't always certain. Neither is the safety or suitability of the sessions by dental clinics, which are led by non-medically trained therapists and aestheticians.

LED Teeth Whitening Treatments

The acronym LED stands for Light Emitting Diode. It's a form of illumination that activates teeth whitening chemicals. The solution is applied with a mouth tray that fits over your front teeth. The whitening solution is activated by an LED light.

These LED whitening systems are available at shops and dentists' offices for personal usage. You may also choose to have your dental professionals perform LED treatments on you. The treatment machines that come with or from your dentist's office are more durable. Many vials of a whitening substance, applicators, mouth trays, and LED lights are included in the system.

LED teeth whitening treatment
LED teeth whitening treatment

Kosme Aesthetics

Here's our teeth whitening cost: Price: $250 for a 60-minute treatment of whitening teeth. We use a non-hydrogen peroxide gel (great for teeth sensitivity) combined with LED blue wavelength light to lighten the teeth.

What sets us apart is that we're extremely focused on delivering a pleasant experience because of our mission. We exist to make hard-selling and big packages a thing of the past. Because we don't sell packages or hard-sell, you can rest assured that you can fully relax during your treatments instead of being locked in the room and sold to.

LED teeth whitening (using whitening gels)
LED teeth whitening (using whitening gels)

3) Dental Teeth Whitening Treatment($778 - $1300)

Dentists are naturally going to be the go-to experts when it comes to teeth whitening in Singapore. In-office teeth whitening procedures usually use hydrogen peroxide which is a common bleaching agent.

If you choose the right certified dentist, they'll be able to recommend treatments for sensitive teeth as well. If you have the budget for it, in-office teeth whitening is definitely the top option to whiten teeth.

Best dental clinic and price in Singapore
Best dental clinic and price in Singapore

Tips On How To Maintain Your White Teeth After The Treatment:

1. Continue to drink plenty of water

2. Avoid foods and drinks that can stain your teeth

3. Use a straw when drinking dark-colored beverages

4. Floss at least once a day

5. Visit your dentist for regular checkups and cleanings

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Frequently Asked Questions

How Can I Whiten My Teeth In Singapore?

There are 3 typical options: 1) Home Whitening Kit, 2) Aesthetics Teeth Whitening Treatments, 3) Dental In-Office Teeth Whitening Treatments

Dental in-office teeth whitening is priced at around 600-900 dollars and you can do that at a dental clinic.

Aesthetics teeth whitening ranges from $150-$300 and a home kit usually ranges from $30 to $100.

Dental veneers for teeth whitening
Dental veneers for teeth whitening
How Much Does It Cost To Get Your Teeth Whitened?

A home treatment kit costs $30 to $100, a beauty salon such as ours costs $100-$300, and a dentist might charge up to $1000.

Is It Worth Getting Teeth Whitened?

If you're career driven or want to look your best, having your teeth whitened will give people a brighter smile and definitely a good impression. Whiter teeth always reflect well on people.

Whether you pursue in-office whitening that uses hydrogen peroxide (a common bleaching agent), buy your own whitening gel, bleaching gel, whitening products, or teeth whitening kit, we think it's worth getting your teeth whiter.

Does Polyclinic Do Teeth Whitening?

Yes, they often do teeth whitening, but the subsidies and discounts that make polyclinics cheaper are not present for your teeth whitening treatment.

Do LEDs Work For Teeth Whitening?

The acronym LED stands for Light Emitting Diode. It's a form of illumination that activates teeth whitening chemicals. The solution is applied with a mouth tray that fits over your front teeth. The whitening solution is activated by an LED light.

There are two distinct treatments available. Stain removal solutions containing bleach work both above and beneath your teeth's surface. Surface stains are only dealt with in non-bleach products. Products vary depending on the ingredients utilized and their strength.

How Long Do LED Teeth Whitening Last?

LED teeth whitening treatment can last up-to 3 years for some people and while for people with smoking habits it would last for about 6 months, It also depends on your eating habits and your oral routine.

What LED Light Is Best For Teeth Whitening?

Here are some LED teeth whitening kits available on amazon

best LED teeth whitening treatment kits on amazon
Best LED teeth whitening treatment kits on amazon

Does UV LED Whiten Teeth?

UV LED is usually combined with bleaching agents such as hydrogen peroxide to whiten teeth. If you have sensitive teeth or tooth sensitivity, non-peroxide gels are used with the UV LED to bring back your natural teeth colour.

Is Laser Whitening Good For Your Teeth?

Laser teeth whitening in dental offices is a very effective method for whitening teeth. The tooth surfaces have not been damaged by the laser, since the laser activates the bleaches applied.

Is Laser Whitening Better Than Bleaching?

Laser teeth whitening is actually a bleaching procedure that combines bleaching gel and laser. A laser is a beam of high-intensity light and combining this with the bleaching agent, it produces significantly whiter teeth.

How Long Do Teeth Stay White After Laser Whitening?

This definitely depends on oral health and habits such as coffee consumption. Results typically last 1-6 months.

What Is Better Laser Or LED Teeth Whitening?

Laser teeth whitening usually gives you more significant results, but also cost significantly more.

How Much Would It Cost To Whiten Your Teeth?

The costs vary based on dental clinic. Averages are typical $600-900. In the case of a home treatment kit a patient might only spend $30 to $100 and for Aesthetics teeth whitening, it ranges from $150-$300.

Is It Worth It To Get Your Teeth Professionally Whitened?

For most people, yes. A take home whitening kit works but is harder to use and slower. If you have good oral hygiene, LED whitening at the $100-$300 mark with beauty salons is a good in-between. And if you have a few extra hundred bucks to splurge on looking pretty, definitely do consider in-office whitening.

All in all, it depends on your objective and how important it is to you to have a brighter smile!

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