cosmetic dentistry in Singapore

Teeth Whitening in Singapore

Teeth whitening is one of the most sought-after cosmetic dental procedures globally, and Singapore is no exception. Garden Dental Clinic, located conveniently within Botanic Gardens MRT station, offers state-of-the-art teeth whitening services designed to give you a brighter, more confident smile. This comprehensive guide will provide you with all the information you need about teeth whitening in Singapore, including its benefits, types, procedures, costs, and what to expect during and after treatment./p>

Why Consider Teeth Whitening?

Enhanced Aesthetic Appeal

A brighter smile can significantly enhance your overall appearance. Whiter teeth are often associated with health, vitality, and youth. This cosmetic procedure can help remove stains and discoloration caused by various factors such as aging, consumption of staining substances (like coffee, tea, red wine), tobacco use, and certain medications.


Boost in Confidence

A radiant smile can boost your self-esteem and confidence. Whether for professional or personal reasons, having whiter teeth can make you feel more attractive and approachable.


Professional Advantages

In some professions, a bright smile is crucial. Jobs that involve public speaking, sales, or any form of direct interaction with clients or the public can benefit from a confident, engaging smile.

Types of Teeth Whitening Procedures

In-Office Whitening:

This is the most effective and quickest method of teeth whitening. At Garden Dental Clinic, the procedure involves using a high-concentration bleaching gel applied to the teeth by a dental professional. Often, a special light or laser is used to enhance the effectiveness of the gel.


Immediate results.

Safe and professionally monitored.

Customized treatment plans.


Initial consultation and examination.

Cleaning and preparation of the teeth.

Application of protective measures for gums.

Application of bleaching gel.

Activation of the gel with a special light or laser.

Rinsing and fluoride treatment.

Take-Home Whitening Kits

These kits are provided by your dentist and include custom-made trays and a professional-grade bleaching gel. They allow you to whiten your teeth in the comfort of your home, although the results are more gradual compared to in-office treatments.


Convenience and flexibility.

Professional-grade results at home.

Lower cost compared to in-office treatments.


Dental impressions are taken to create custom trays.

Instructions are provided on how to apply the gel and wear the trays.

Typically, the trays are worn for a few hours daily or overnight for a couple of weeks.

Over-the-Counter Whitening Products

These include whitening toothpaste, strips, gels, and rinses available at pharmacies and supermarkets. They are less effective than professional treatments but can be a good option for minor staining and maintenance.


Accessibility and affordability.

Easy to use without professional assistance.


Follow the instructions on the product packaging.

Costs of Teeth Whitening in Singapore

The cost of teeth whitening varies depending on the type of treatment chosen:


In-office whitening: Typically ranges from SGD 600 to SGD 1,200 per session.


Take-home whitening kits: Generally cost between SGD 300 and SGD 600.


Over-the-counter products: Usually range from SGD 20 to SGD 150.


It’s important to note that prices can vary based on the clinic, the brand of whitening products used, and the specific needs of the patient.

What to Expect During the Teeth Whitening Process Consultation


The process begins with a consultation where your dentist will assess your oral health, discuss your whitening goals, and recommend the most suitable treatment option.


For in-office treatments, your teeth will be thoroughly cleaned to remove any plaque or debris. This ensures that the whitening agent can work effectively on your teeth.


Whether in-office or at home, the whitening agent is applied according to the treatment plan. In-office treatments involve a stronger bleaching agent and may use light or laser to enhance results.

Post-Treatment Care

After the treatment, you might experience some tooth sensitivity, which is usually temporary. Your dentist may recommend certain products to help alleviate this discomfort.


To maintain your newly whitened teeth, avoid foods and drinks that can stain your teeth, such as coffee, tea, red wine, and berries. Regular dental check-ups and cleanings are also essential.

Risks and Considerations

Tooth Sensitivity

Some people experience increased tooth sensitivity after whitening treatments. This is usually temporary and can be managed with desensitizing products recommended by your dentist.

Gum Irritation

Whitening agents can sometimes cause irritation to the gums. Proper application and protective measures can minimize this risk.

Not Suitable for Everyone

Teeth whitening is not recommended for children under 16, pregnant or lactating women, and individuals with certain dental conditions such as cavities, gum disease, or worn enamel.

Why Choose Garden Dental Clinic?

Expertise and Experience

Garden Dental Clinic boasts a team of highly skilled dental professionals, including Dr. Robin Baek, Dr. Hyun Bo Kim, Dr. Manjusri Lim, and Dr. Jenny Ly. Each dentist brings a wealth of experience and specialized training to ensure you receive top-quality care.

State-of-the-Art Facilities

The clinic is equipped with the latest dental technology, ensuring that all procedures, including teeth whitening, are performed with the highest standards of safety and efficacy.

Patient-Centered Approach

At Garden Dental Clinic, patient comfort and satisfaction are paramount. The tranquil environment within the Botanic Gardens MRT station offers a soothing experience, making your visit as stress-free as possible.

Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening, Singapore

We offer two procedures for teeth whitening for our patients:

1. Chairside teeth whitening (ZOOM System)

2. Dentist-assisted home whitening

Teeth whitening procedure at Garden Dental Clinic Singapore

At Garden Dental, we use the ZOOM whitening system (aka Philips Zoom). This is a tooth-whitening process done only at dental offices. A light-activated bleaching gel containing hydrogen peroxide and the Zoom Advanced Power Chairside Lamp gives near-instant results. Sensitivity may occur during treatment for some people. You could ask for sensitivity-reducing toothpaste prior to the treatment to lessen the sensitivity experienced. You will get whiter teeth in only one hour of sitting.

What does the entire chairside teeth whitening process look like?

1. First, we will schedule an appointment for you for a consultation with our dentist, during which our dentist will assess the health of your teeth and gums, as well as your oral hygiene and lifestyle habits, to determine the most suitable procedure for you.

2. Next, our dentist will do scaling and polishing for you as preparation for your whitening procedure, followed by a short preparation to protect your lips and gums, leaving the teeth exposed to be whitened.

3. Finally, you will be given a home-use touch-up kit as aftercare for your teeth. This includes custom-fitted whitening trays, which our dentist will teach you how to use. This helps to maintain the effects of your Zoom whitening treatment.

General Questions
What is dentist assisted home whitening?

You may recommend a take-home teeth-whitening kit as an alternative solution. These are thin, flexible strips coated in whitening gel containing peroxide. Lay these strips over teeth for 60 minutes daily for the desired effect. This is a less costly option for teeth whitening Singapore and requires 14 days to complete the process. A follow-up session will be booked to check on the progress of the whitening process.

How should you maintain white teeth?

The yellow stain on teeth is caused most commonly by coffee and cigarettes. It can also result from thin tooth enamel, the hard, white outermost layer of your teeth. This process occurs naturally with age but is sped up by acidic foods and drinks such as sour sweets and soda. To counteract the effects of acidic foods and drinks, it is recommended to drink milk or plain water after meals.



Veneers offer you an alternative and less extensive approach than crowning to change the colour and shape of your teeth. Getting a veneer would require severe visits to your dentist.

The first step involves an examination of your teeth, which could include x-rays and making an impression of your teeth to assess their suitability for veneer treatment. Before the veneer treatment, a local anaesthetic would first be applied to numb the gum area before trimming off 1/2 millimetre of enamel from your tooth surface. Next, your dentist will make an impression on your tooth in order to create veneers in a dental laboratory.

In your next visit, the dentist will place the dental veneers temporarily on your tooth and make the necessary adjustments to the veneers to achieve a perfect fit in terms of shape and colour. Your tooth would then be cleaned, polished, etched, and applied with cement to aid a strong bonding process.

Once the veneer has been properly positioned on the tooth, your dentist will apply a special light beam to activate chemicals in the cement to bond the veneers to the tooth. The last step of the treatment involves removing excess cement, evaluating the bite, and making final adjustments to the veneers.

A follow-up visit is strongly encouraged so your dentist can evaluate your gum’s receptiveness towards the veneer and the veneer’s placement. For more detailed information regarding veneers, feel free to consult our dentists at Garden Dental today.

Facial Smile Design

Facial Smile Design Singapore

A facial smile design aims to have complete harmony between the teeth, facial muscles, tissues, and joints. This technique enables us to take into account the proportions, symmetry, and alignment of the features on your face and sculpt the perfect balance between them.

After conducting a facial analysis, we can then measure precisely what the necessary steps and procedures are to give you a picture-perfect smile. Whether it is alignment and spacing, missing teeth, or discoloured teeth, we will carry out the necessary procedures that will provide you with the ideal smile. At Garden Dental Clinic, we can help you create a beautiful smile by fixing your problems.

FAQs About Teeth Whitening

How long do the results of teeth whitening last?

The longevity of teeth whitening results can vary depending on individual habits and oral hygiene. Generally, the effects can last from six months to two years. Avoiding staining foods and drinks and maintaining good oral hygiene can help prolong the results.

Is teeth whitening painful?

Most people do not experience pain during the whitening process. However, some might feel temporary sensitivity, which can be managed with desensitizing products.

Can all teeth be whitened?

Teeth whitening works best on natural teeth and is not effective on dental restorations like crowns, veneers, or fillings. It is also less effective on teeth that are severely discolored due to injury or medication.

How often can I whiten my teeth?

It’s recommended to wait at least six months to a year between professional whitening treatments. Overusing whitening products can lead to tooth sensitivity and enamel damage.


Teeth whitening is a safe, effective, and accessible way to enhance your smile and boost your confidence. Whether you choose in-office treatments, take-home kits, or over-the-counter products, Garden Dental Clinic in Singapore offers comprehensive teeth whitening solutions tailored to your needs. With a team of experienced dental professionals and state-of-the-art facilities, you can achieve a brighter, whiter smile in a comfortable and serene environment.
If you’re considering teeth whitening, book an appointment with Garden Dental Clinic today and take the first step towards a dazzling smile.

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