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What Is Chairside Teeth Whitening?

A bright and confident smile is often associated with healthy and white teeth. Teeth whitening has gained popularity as it helps to achieve the desired pearly white shade. Let’s explore chairside whitening and why it is suitable for you.

Chairside teeth whitening is a professional dental procedure performed by a qualified dentist to lighten and brighten the color of a patient’s teeth. This procedure has an advantage in terms of time as it can achieve immediate results. This makes it a good choice if you are looking for a quick and effective way to whiten your teeth.

Overview of the Chairside Teeth Whitening Process


Before the procedure, the dentist will assess the condition of your teeth and gums to determine if they are ideal for whitening. The dentist will also discuss your expectations and determine the suitability of chairside whitening.


The dentist will then conduct light scaling and polishing work to remove plague from your teeth’s surface. This will promote optimal contact between the whitening gel and your teeth.


The dentist will first protect your gums and lips with a protective barrier before applying whitening gel to your teeth. A laser light is placed over your teeth to accelerate the chemical reaction of the whitening gel leading to better results. This is done for two to three rounds over 40-60 minutes.


As whitening gel contains hydrogen peroxide which can cause sensitivity during the whitening treatment, the dentist will apply a desensitising gel on your teeth after whitening for further protection.

The use of professional-grade whitening agents, along with the expertise of a dental professional, ensures a safe and controlled environment for the whitening process. So, if you’re dreaming of a whiter smile, skip the guesswork and chat with your dentist. Let your dentist help you find a smile that you deserve!


What Is Chairside Teeth Whitening?

Dr Sherianne Lew

Dr Sherianne Lew graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS) with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS). Upon graduation, Dr Sherianne served at various public healthcare institutions, including National Healthcare Group Polyclinics and Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, where she was appointed Dental Officer In-Charge. Her years there have honed her confidence in providing a wide range of treatments to patients across all age groups, including root canal treatments, crowns, dentures, wisdom tooth surgeries and aesthetic work.

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