Engineering the perfect smile seems to be a Sisyphean task when almost everything we consume – from coffee to desserts – is said to cause tooth discolouration. Lucky for us, there are teeth whitening solutions with varying price tags that are readily available for us to peruse.
Before we reveal to you where you can get yourself a teeth whitening treatment, let’s delve into the 411 on teeth whitening so that you can attain pearly whites like your favourite stars and make a good first impression with a bright, white smile.
How does teeth whitening work?
To understand how teeth whitening works, you have to first know that our teeth are semi-permeable, which allows bleaching chemicals used in teeth whitening treatments to lighten the colour of your choppers.
The bleaching agents involved in these treatments are typically hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide, which penetrates into the tooth enamel to remove intrinsic and extrinsic stains.
Are at-home teeth whitening kits effective?
Unless you clean your teeth with activated charcoal or baking soda (which we don’t really recommend you to), the cheapest way to whiten your teeth at home is to get a home kit.
Generally, home whitening kits are quite mild and are more suitable for light, extrinsic stains – we’re talking about the superficial ones that you get from smoking and drinking coffee.
At-home teeth whitening kits usually contain low dosages of hydrogen peroxide (below 0.1%) as the bleaching agent, so it shouldn’t hurt or cause sensitivity unless used incorrectly or was left on for too long.
Daily Vanity actually found an affordable home whitening kit that could brighten our teeth by five shades – read all about it here!
Where to go for teeth whitening treatment in Singapore
If you don’t trust yourself with home whitening kits, you can get the whitening done by an aesthetic salon or with your dentist.
The difference between the two is that the former usually employ a more cost-saving method called Light-Emitting Diode (LED) whitening where a gel is applied on your teeth and activated with LED light, whereas the latter is the most effective – albeit costly – solution as certified dentists are allowed to do chairside teeth whitening using bleaching agents in concentrations above 0.1%.
If you’re on a budget, you can consider these teeth whitening treatments at the following aesthetic salons.
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Promising whiter teeth of up to eight shades in the first session, this treatment uses industrial-grade LED technology to accelerate the penetration of a non-peroxide whitening agent into the tooth enamel to help break down stubborn stains and deep discolouration.
The 15-minute treatment is going for only S$68 (U.P. S$198) – enjoy savings worth S$130 when you book on Salon Finder.
Address: 390 Orchard Road, Palais Renaissance, #03-01, Singapore 238871
Opening hours: 11am – 8.30pm (Mon to Fri) | 10am – 6pm (Sat) | Closed on Sundays & public holidays
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If smoking, coffee, wine, and food is giving your pearly whites trouble, you can count on this whitening procedure that uses an FDA-approved non-peroxide formula plus industrial-grade LED technology to give you whiter teeth instantly within the first session.
The 15-minute treatment is also available at S$68 instead of S$198 on Salon Finder – that’s 66% savings!
Mirage Aesthetic New on Salon Finder!
Another safe in-salon treatment that utilises a combination of non-peroxide teeth whitening gel and LED machine, you can count on this painless and non-invasive session to get the job done effectively without damaging your choppers.
The 45-minute treatment is now available on Salon Finder for just S$138 (U.P. S$480) – that’s 71% off the regular treatment price!
Address: 1 Tanglin Road, Orchard Rendezvous Hotel, #04-08, Singapore 247905 |
3 Gateway Drive, Westgate Shopping Mall, #03-20, Singapore 608532 |
6 Scotts Road, Scotts Square, #03-03, Singapore 228209
Contact: 6262 3358/3378 (Tanglin), 6266 0228/0268 (Jurong), 6721 9028/9026 (Orchard)
Opening hours: View the opening hours on the website
This cosy, humble Japanese salon is especially popular for its special anti-ageing body wrap treatment that utilises various herbs and minerals, including Javanese ginger and lemongrass, to dissolve and flush out accumulated fat and toxins in the body but Queen’s Market also offers teeth whitening treatment on its menu as well.
Its Bihaku Teeth Whitening treatment can help lighten teeth up to 3 or 4 shades whiter. It also prevents tooth decay, tartar deposition and bad breath. The aesthetic salon uses natural ingredients to whiten each tooth, so it’s suitable for those with sensitive teeth.
The treatment is priced at S$69.90 for a 30-minute session (consultation included), but first-timers can enjoy it at a discounted rate of S$35 if you book on Salon Finder!
Address: 81B Tanjong Pagar Road, Level 3, Singapore 088502
Contact: 6329 1166, 9858 6458 (click on the number to send a WhatsApp message)
Opening hours: 10am – 8pm (Mon to Sun)
Being the go-to establishment for many Daily Vanity readers (and loyal Wellaholic customers) who seek comfortable hair removal sessions without compromising on safety, it only makes sense that Wellaholic is the winner of Best SHR Salon in the Daily Vanity Spa & Hair Awards 2020.
But, you’d be surprised to know that Wellaholic has LED teeth whitening on its menu too. Said to be safe even for sensitive teeth, the TeethWhite treatment can purportedly remove stains effectively and visibly whiten your teeth by up to 12 shades instantly.
What’s worth noting is that Wellaholic offers two different price plans for TeethWhite: the Unlimited Price Plan lets you schedule weekly treatments for the best results while the Per-Session Plan gives you more flexibility to treat your teeth whenever you want to.
Prices for TeethWhite start from S$109 for the Per-Session Plan and S$259 for the Unlimited Price Plan.
At first glance, you’d be forgiven for mistaking Mode Aesthetics (formerly known as Lush Aesthetics) for a swanky bar instead of a spa thanks to its black and gold décor.
Here, most customers flock over for its targeted facials, slimming treatments, and hair removal procedures but Mode Aesthetics also offer LED Teeth Whitening.
The treatment uses a non-peroxide whitening gel – said to be gentle on sensitive teeth and gums – that renders your teeth up to eight shades lighter by the end of your session.
The treatment costs S$999 for a 60-minute session but first-time customers can enjoy a special promotional price of S$160.50 when you book your appointment here.
La Vie Aesthetics
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La Vie Aesthetics prides itself on being a one-stop aesthetics centre that provides a wide range of solutions for all your beauty needs, including teeth whitening.
The SparkleSmile Teeth Whitening treatment offered at La Vie Aesthetics is a non-invasive, virtually painless procedure that safely lightens your teeth by up to eight shades in one session.
The treatment is priced at S$688 but first-time customers can enjoy it at a promotional price of S$168.
Address: 277 Orchard Road, Orchard Gateway, #04-08, Singapore 238858
Contact: 6581 4417/4470 or book online here
Opening hours: 11.30am – 8.30pm (Mon to Fri) | 11am – 7pm (Sat, Sun & PH)
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Deck fully in pink and purple, Kosmé Aesthetics looks more like a hip cafe than a Korean aesthetics centre that offers a variety of treatments, including teeth whitening.
Its LED Teeth Whitening therapy uses a non-peroxide gel to address stains and discolouration from common sources like coffee, wine, and cigarette, promising a set of teeth that’s up to five shades lighter in one sitting.
Since the teeth whitening gel used does not damage your teeth structure or tooth enamel, the treatment is safe for sensitive teeth as well.
The treatment is priced at S$180 per session.
Address: 277 Orchard Road, Orchard Gateway, #03-08/09, Singapore 238858
Contact: 6536 6954, 9639 1745 (click on the number to send a WhatsApp message) or book online here
Opening hours: 11am – 8pm (Wed to Mon) | Closed on Tuesdays
Thanks to a combination of warm tones and gilded touches throughout the space, you’ll feel like you’ve entered a luxurious spa the moment you step foot into Simply Aesthetics. Here, you’ll find an array of treatments that range from oxygen facials and fat freezing therapy to teeth whitening.
The LED Teeth Whitening treatment by Simply Aesthetics promises to whiten teeth up to eight shades lighter in a single session. Depending on your lifestyle habits, the results can apparently last up to a year or longer.
The treatment is priced at S$180 nett for first-time customers.
Address: 13 Stamford Road, Capitol Piazza, #B1-28, Singapore 178905
Contact: 6384 2598/2568, 9179 6405 (click on the number to send a WhatsApp message) or book online here
Opening hours: 11.30am – 8.30pm (Mon to Fri) | 10am – 7pm (Sat, Sun & PH)
The LED Teeth Whitening treatment offered at True Aesthetics fights against existing stains and discolouration while keeping sensitivity reaction to a minimum with a safe non-peroxide gel, so you can achieve a set of pearly whites that are up to eight shades lighter with peace of mind.
Treatment price unavailable online, please call your preferred outlet to enquire.
Address: Block 2, Thomson Road, Balestier Hill Shopping Centre, #01-653, Singapore 320002 |
7 Wallich Street, Guoco Tower, #B1-14, Singapore 078884
Contact: 6358 2672 (Novena), 6283 2688 (Tanjong Pagar), 9627 6120 (click on the number to send a WhatsApp message)
- Novena: 10am – 8pm (Mon to Fri) | 10am – 6pm (Sat & Sun) | Closed on public holidays
- Tanjong Pagar: 11am – 9pm (Mon to Fri) | 10am – 6pm (Sat & Sun) | Closed on public holidays
How much improvement can I expect to see?
The extent of whitening and brightening of the teeth highly depends on the individual tooth condition as well as the cause of discolouration.
If you go to a dental clinic or an aesthetic salon for teeth whitening treatment, the professional will first consult with you pre-treatment to diagnose and plan the number of sessions needed before guiding you to achieve a shade of white that you’ll be happy with post-treatment.
4 other tips that you can practise for cleaner, whiter teeth
- Prevent stains by brushing your teeth after every meal.
- Use an at-home teeth whitening kit to prolong the results of your teeth whitening treatment.
- Make an appointment with a dentist if you want a truly effective solution.
- If you are going to a dental clinic to get your teeth whitened and brightened, be sure to follow your dentist’s instructions at home religiously to ensure the best results.