There are numerous factors that can contribute to the staining of our teeth. Some are caused by our habits and some, are beyond our control.
Intrinsic (or internal) factors include facets of our upbringing. For example, absorption of fluoride at a young age, or certain medications taken throughout childhood can affect intrinsic staining, as can trauma to your permanent teeth. Intrinsic loss is when the inner structure of the tooth has been stained.
Extrinsic (or external) factors are mostly related to our consumption habits. Food and beverages with immense colouring will contribute to the staining of your teeth. This includes well-known indulgences like coffee and red wine. It also includes seemingly innocuous foods such as acidic fruits. Aside from food and beverages, extrinsic factors can also include poor oral hygiene, smoking, and even chemotherapy or radiation therapy. Extrinsic loss is when the surface of the enamel has been stained. Enamel is a porous material, allowing staining agents to settle in.
Teeth whitening works by applying a whitening gel, usually containing the active ingredient hydrogen peroxide, a bleaching agent. The bleach is able to penetrate into the enamel and break apart the staining agents through an oxidation reaction. In-chair teeth whitening uses a whitening gel coupled with intense light to accelerate the reaction.
Teeth whitening works on both intrinsic and extrinsic staining. However, patients with intrinsic staining may see that whitening does not last as long. Depending on the situation, teeth whitening may not be the best option for intrinsic staining. It is also important to note that the whitening gel only works on natural teeth. Teeth whitening will not lighten fillings or crowns, though they can be re-made to match your brighter, whiter teeth.
In-chair Whitening: $599
Take Home Kit: $350
Individually customized trays & case
3 months whitening supply pack
Though these photographs have been standardised, some disparity remains between images. Every individual & every case is unique. No two dental treatments will have the exact same results. Please seek a second opinion from a qualified health professional.
In-chair whitening is a straightforward and safe procedure when administered by a qualified healthcare professional.
We apply a protective barrier to your gums and use a specially formulated gel that will ensure that the bleaching agent touches your exposed enamel only for the maximum result and safe outcome. At Vogue Dental Studios, we use Phillips Zoom applied by our trained clinician. During the entire appointment, we always have a member of the team present to keep our clients company and to monitor the procedure.
No matter the procedure, we always start with a consultation. We will discuss your suitability for whitening and what option best suit your needs and circumstances. If you are suitable for whitening and choose to proceed, we can begin the Philips Zoom! in-chair whitening session which lasts approximately 60-120 minutes.
In-chair whitening appointments require a pre-paid non-refundable deposit of $150. Our in-chair whitening appointments range from 1.5-2.5 hours in total appointment duration. In order to hold such long appointment times, we will need to collect a deposit which will be applied to your treatment total. If you are deemed unsuitable for treatment, this deposit can be credited towards other treatment.
After 6 - 12 months, it is a good idea to have a general check-up and clean with a whitening assessment. We can discuss the results, and arrange additional bleaching sessions if needed.
We also offer customised take home whitening kits. They are simple, easy to use and provide our clients the flexibility to whiten at their own convenience. Take home kits are perfect for those preparing for social events without having to make extra space in their schedule. Vogue Dental Studios utilise the amazing benefits of Philips Zoom Day or Philips Zoom Night kits.
Day kits There are two types of Day kits offered at Vogue Dental Studios.
20 minutes during the day
60 minutes during the day
We encourage our patients to pop in their bleach trays when they’re getting ready/having a shower and let the gel do its magic for the recommended duration and then rinse off with warm water. All instructions will be given at your appointment.
Night kits are suggested to be worn overnight. We encourage our patients to apply the bleach gel into their trays before they sleep, every night for a consecutive 7-10+ days (or until they are happy with the shade). A days’ break may be taken in between if too much sensitivity is present. Whitening trays should be thoroughly rinsed in the morning.
As always, we start with a consultation to determine if you are suitable for teeth whitening. If you are suitable and decide to proceed, we will take moulds of your teeth to prepare for your customised trays. Each tray is made in-house and personalised specifically to you - no one else can wear them.
After 3 to 5 days, your trays will be ready for pick up. During pick up, we encourage you to try the trays to ensure perfect fit. You can start the treatment right away. Results may be seen within 7 to 10 consecutive days (with 1 to 2 days break).
After 6 to 12 months, it is recommended to have a general check-up and a whitening assessment.
How long does the whitening last?+
The results do vary from patient to patient as everyone absorbs product differently. Professional whitening generally can last from 6 months to 2 years. On average, patients whiten in the chair 1-2 times per year, and/or use the take home kit every 3-4 months to maintain the shade.
Can I eat and drink after in-chair whitening?+
You can eat and drink 60 minutes after your in-chair whitening. However, for the next 48 hours please take care to steer clear of staining food and beverages. This may include red wine, coffee, tea, dark sauces, and dark meats. Please also avoid smoking.
Will it make my teeth sensitive?+
Some patients do experience some sensitivity during or after whitening treatments. We recommend sensitive toothpaste to help with this discomfort. Any sensitivity usually dissipates within 12-24 hours. If sensitivity persists beyond 72 hours, please contact a qualified health professional.
Vogue Dental Studios firmly believe in responsible aesthetics. Every cosmetic, medical or dental procedure has inherent risks and benefits. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.