Tooth Whitening

Tooth Whitening

Tooth Whitening

Over time, our teeth do gradually become discolored or yellowish due to aging or personal habits such as drinking coffee, tea, alcohol or smoke. In today advancement in technologies, there is a variety of smile whitening methods and technologies.

Benefits of Tooth Whitening

  • Corrects brown, yellow and mottled tooth staining
  • Works on people of all ages
  • Improves a “dull” smile, restoring brightness and bringing a smile alive

Types of Tooth Whitening

There are two basic options for smile whitening:

  1. In-office tooth whitening: instant whitening results using light-activated gel to brighten teeth

  2. At-home whitening systems: customised trays and prescription whitening gel done at home

In-office tooth whiteing using laser machines, plasma arc and LED machines gives immediate whitening results after treatment. At-home tooth whitening systems need to be done as directed by your dentist over a period of time to attain the result warranted. At Bangkok International Dental Center, our dental clinics provides a choice of tooth whitening technologies for our in-office tooth whitening treatments such as:

  • Laser teeth whitening by LaserSmile and Opus10
  • BriteSmile tooth whitening by BriteSmile
  • LED Cool Light teeth whitening by Beyond

Benefits of in-office tooth whitening

  • in-office teeth whitening treatment is completed within one visit in just over one hour
  • this allows for faster treatment time
  • No need to wear the tray over night as used in at-home whitening systems
  • Accredited by FDA and CE

Benefits of Home Whitening

  • can be done in the privacy at home

Care for Tooth Whitened Teeth

After teeth whitening is done, do follow good oral hygiene practices as per normal:

  • Brush at least twice a day. It is good practice to brush after eating and before bedtime.
  • Floss at least once to twice a day
  • Rinse with fluoride rinse before bed. Swish the fluoride rinse vigorously in your mouth for at least one minute. Do not swallow any of the rinse and do not eat or drink anything for 30 minutes
  • Be careful about chewing toffees, gum, grainy rolls and tough food in this area
  • See your dentist for regular professional check-ups and cleanings

Considerations prior to tooth whitening

Smoking should be stopped before teeth are bleached. Smoking can cause tissue damage on teeth and may defeat the effect of whitening. The best candidates for whitening are those with stains caused by coffee, tobacco or aging.