A natural, white smile goes a long way in making you look fresh and youthful – and there are many ways to achieve a whiter smile.
If you’re looking for a simple and quick makeover, then whitening may be the option for you.
Whitening is a non-invasive and effective way to help you smile with confidence. Consult with your dentist on which option is best suited for you, depending on the condition of your teeth. You can whiten your teeth in two ways: One, by using custom-made bleaching trays fitted by your dentist, or two, inclinic accelerated bleaching as performed by your dentist. If you prefer an at-home and convenient solution, your dentist can fit you with a customised mouthguard to wear for a few hours or overnight. Used regularly with a whitening gel, this method will result in an improved colour in several days.
Smilefocus also offers light-activated teeth whitening in the clinic using ZOOM technology. This method takes two hours or less, and has been clinically proven to lighten teeth an average of eight shades whiter in one visit. If you have chipped or damaged teeth, opt for tooth bonding instead, where an enamel-like material is applied to the tooth’s surface. And with badly stained and discoloured teeth, porcelain veneers may be a better option, as the thin porcelain shells are glued onto the surface of your teeth.
Have fillings? Consider opting for white filling materials instead of unsightly silver ones. And, if your tooth’s structure is damaged and needs extra support, getting a crown may be better suited for you. Check with your dentist to find the most suitable option for you.
Dr. Dianne Sainsbury is a New Zealand-trained dentist who is experienced in family work, crown and bridge, implants and teeth whitening. Dr. Sainsbury is part of the team which has been providing dental care to the international and local community in Singapore for more than 21 years.
1 Orchard Blvd., Camden Medical
Centre, Level 8, 248649
Tel: 6733 9882 / 6834 0877
From The Finder (Issue 300) , September 2019
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