Teeth Whitening

Whitening/Tooth Bleaching can whiten the teeth into few shades whiter. In general, whitening can be done in Clinic with blue light or whitening home kit to enhance the result at home. Chair-site, clinical whitening can show immediate whitening results into few Shades whiter. Summer dental uses Beyond (US), 2019 Dental advisor top award, whitening kits. 

Clinical chair-site whitening:

  • Teeth will be cleaned, lip protection and gum protection
  • Pre whitening teeth photograph
  • Whitening gel accelerated with blue light applied for 15 minutes x3 cycles
  • Post whitening teeth photograph, Immediate results visible
  • Whitening is usually done for upper and lower front eight tooth
  • Usually can last about 6-12 months 
  • Harmless to tooth surface, does not cause thinning or fragile tooth


Home Whitening kit (Opalescent US) + Whitening Trays 

  • Teeth model is taken, well-fit whitening tray is fabricated 
  • Opalescence Whitening gel is applied onto the tray according to the instruction. Wear for 4 to 6 hours per day, use 3 times per week
  • Results are visible after 1 week
  • Each Opalescent home kit includes 8 syringes of 15% carbamide peroxide, a color chart and opalescence whitening toothpaste, whitening tray box
  • Used for daily maintenance, gradually improve to shade 1, more lasting effect


Whitening for root canal treated tooth

  • Root canal treated teeth sometimes appear greyish or darker shade
  • Whitening gel inserted into root canal and whiten the tooth into more natural color


Post Whitening Care

  • Temporary Sensitivity is normal and shall recover over 1-2 days 
  • Shall avoid heavy stains food or drinks such as coffee, tea, or curry, etc
  • Shall avoid smoking as nicotine may cause early rebound of effect
  • Usage of  whitening home tray and gel can promise a long-term effect 
  • Warm water or tooth mousse can reduce sensitivity
  • Routine dental check up and maintenance at 6 months 


Fake Whitening

DO NOT fall into the trap of dental whitening/dental veneer/nano veneer done by Beautician clinics as it involves unidentified substances that are glued to the surface of the tooth. The possible results are: difficult flossing, thickening or enlarge tooth size, easy chipping, saliva drooling, and changes in phonetic.