What is teeth whitening?
Teeth whitening includes bleaching or other methods to lighten yellowed teeth and remove stains.
Over time, drinking certain beverages like coffee, smoking and eating certain foods can cause discolouration, staining and yellowing of the teeth. The natural aging process can also lead to the yellowing of the teeth. Poor dental hygiene and trauma to the teeth can also cause stains to form.
Whitening strips and home remedies such as applying baking soda are usually temporary fixes that don’t offer sustainable solutions for whiter teeth. Although having yellowed teeth is not harmful to one’s health, many people with discolouration on their teeth experience low self-confidence and desire a brighter smile.
For long-lasting results, professional grade laser whitening treatment laser treatment is a popular choice as it’s a safe and harmless procedure, as well as effective.
How do teeth whitening treatments work?
Teeth whitening laser treatments work by applying bleaching gel on your teeth, then using high intensity laser therapy to heat up the gel so it penetrates deep into the layers. This process activates the whitening process of the gel for long-lasting and effective results.
It’s a painless procedure where the patient usually only experiences some sensitivity for a short while afterwards. Results are often visible after just one session.
At Zest Clinic, we offer the Fotona Laser Teeth Whitening treatment for teeth whitening. Book a consultation to find out more.
Benefits of teeth whitening treatments
- Reduced discolouration of the teeth
- Long-lasting results
- Removal of stains on the teeth
- A whiter and brighter smile
- Boost of self-confidence
- Painless and does not damage the teeth
- Safe and effective with zero downtime
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Suitable candidates for teeth whitening treatments in Singapore
Anyone who is experiencing teeth discolouration or staining on the teeth is usually suitable for teeth whitening laser treatments, except pregnant or nursing women or those with certain medical conditions. Please inform your doctor of your medical history when seeing treatment.
What results can I expect?
After treatment, you can expect brighter teeth that are significantly less yellow or discoloured. The effects may last several months, depending on the individual. Stains and markings on the teeth can also be removed during treatment.
How many treatment sessions are required?
For laser teeth whitening treatments, 3-4 sessions are usually required for the best results. However, your treatment plan depends on the severity of your teeth discolouration and other factors. As teeth whitening is not permanent, you may need to return yearly or every two years for more sessions.
Frequently asked questions
Professional teeth whitening treatments along with maintaining good dental hygiene can help you whiten your teeth quickly. In order to keep your teeth white, however, you’ll have to cut down on caffeinated beverages and stain-inducing foods like curry and soy sauce. You may also need to go for regular skin whitening treatments.
Your yellow teeth can become whiter with the use of professional laser teeth whitening treatments. This treatment, performed by a doctor, can remove layers of discolouration and stains from your teeth.
Professional whitening does not damage teeth as it’s done in a safe and controlled manner.
Teeth whitening is not a permanent solution because our teeth often come into contact with foods and drinks that cause teeth to become discoloured. The effects of professional teeth whitening treatments typically last six months to a year. However, you can prolong the effects of professional grade teeth whitening treatments by using whitening toothpastes and brushing your teeth regularly.