Your smile is key to making a great first impression – and whiter teeth apparently make you appear younger! Here are some dental clinics in Singapore that provide various in-clinic teeth whitening procedures and at-home teeth whitening kits.
For in-office teeth whitening, this Orchard-based clinic uses Zoom (the brand of dental technology, not the video-conferencing service!). Or, if you prefer, you can opt for the take-home whitening kit, which includes custom-made trays and whitening gel. With the kit, you’ll be able to freshen your pearly whites whenever it suits you. During the whitening procedure, you’re recommended to wear the tray for around 60 minutes, once per day for up to 14 days, in order to remove the surface stains from your teeth’s protective layer. It takes about 24 hours for this barrier to fully develop again. During this period, you’ll need to avoid dark foods and drinks such as coffee, tea, soft drinks, red wine and dark sauces, in order to minimise re-staining.
Expat Dental offers “In-Chair” whitening options, as well as take-home teeth whitening kits at each of its two locations: Novena (#08-15/16 Square 2, 10 Sinaran Drive) and Raffles Place (#01-00 Malacca Centre, 20 Malacca Street). The clinic’s One Stop Oral Health Solution package is especially great value if you’re looking to clean and brighten your smile. It includes a cleaning and polish, an exam and in-office x-rays, as well as in-chair whitening. If you prefer to whiten at home, Expat Dental offers a similar (and even more cost-efficient) Custom Take-home Whitening Solution package, which includes a cleaning and polish, a dental exam, in-office x-rays and custom moulds for take-home trays, plus a tube of whitening gel.
Dr Catherine Lee Orthodontics
This penthouse clinic in the financial district has an ocean theme running throughout. Teeth whitening is typically done after patients have completed their orthodontic treatment such as braces or Invisalign. Head dentist Dr Catherine Lee recommends the professional home whitening kit (custom-made trays) with professional supervision, as it’s milder and suitable for those who travel often.