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Postby gf » Sat, 17 Jan 2009 9:55 am

greggt wrote:HI gf,

Thanks for the reply! My gf also received your pm already and has called your clinic to make appointment to see you...

You answers have been very helpful ~

Actually I've been your patient before too ... at NHG polyclinic about 1 year ago when you first graduate .... happy to know that you are in private practice already. COngratulations.


wow. such a coincidence!
:D

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Postby jess83 » Wed, 21 Jan 2009 5:23 am

Hi Gf,
i am very interested in creating a million dollar smile. hehe
Pls pm me your clinic details, contact and the cost for teeth whitening.

Thanks a lot

Jess

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Postby enthrone » Wed, 28 Jan 2009 2:18 pm

Hi GF,

I am also interested. Please PM me your clinic details, contact and the cost for teeth whitening and braces. Appreciate it.

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Postby Silky Girl » Wed, 28 Jan 2009 10:13 pm

I did my teeth whitening with gf.

I experience only slight sensitivity during the procedure. 2h after the procedure the sensitivity became more intense for the next 12h. I feel perfectly normal the next day, taking hot and cold stuff as and well i like!

I manage to get 4 shade lighter, from A2 to B1! Although some part of my teeth is still yellowish, esp the portion near the gum. Overall there are still visible improvement!

Thanks GF!

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Postby Jake82 » Wed, 28 Jan 2009 11:17 pm

If you guys any upcoming trips to Hong Kong or Taiwan - I'd recommend trying a product called Crest Whitestrips. It's a kit that costs a fraction of the dentist procedures but provides almost parity results.

Unfortunately they don't sell them in SG yet - but so far I've only found them available in HK and TW.

A bit irrelevant to solutions available in SG - but hope it's useful nonetheless :)
Thx & Rgds,
Jake

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gf please email me

Postby txt » Thu, 29 Jan 2009 3:41 pm

hey gf, ive braces taken off recently and my teeth seems to have stain. i think my dentist put veneer for me ( or is it just fake look-alike teeth in the middle of 2 teeth ) thus there are stains around it. and my teeth are quite yellowish. may i know the price of whitening it. the laser one is the blue light thingy right? do email me at mydogkicksball@gmail.com, thank you so much. :)

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Postby mypanda13 » Sun, 01 Feb 2009 10:22 pm

Hi gf, pls pm me your clinic details and the cost. Thks.

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Postby gf » Thu, 05 Feb 2009 10:24 am

Silky Girl wrote:I did my teeth whitening with gf.

I experience only slight sensitivity during the procedure. 2h after the procedure the sensitivity became more intense for the next 12h. I feel perfectly normal the next day, taking hot and cold stuff as and well i like!

I manage to get 4 shade lighter, from A2 to B1! Although some part of my teeth is still yellowish, esp the portion near the gum. Overall there are still visible improvement!

Thanks GF!


glad that we could get a lighter shade with minimal sensitivity, mainly because you had such nice and healthy gums.
Your teeth were already rather white to begin with too!

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Postby deariejojo » Sun, 08 Feb 2009 5:53 pm

hi gf, i wanted to do teeth whitening for very long ago but still indecisive which method to opt for..i got many qns..hope u can clear my doubts..

1.there are 2 methods: laser and bleaching (gel)??
2. which is more effective and last long?
3. laser causes higher sensitivity than bleaching?
4. for bleaching, what brand of gel do you use? how long can it last?
5. for laser, how long is the procedure? immediate results? how long can it last?
6. if book with you, do consultation and whitening on the same day?
7. is there any student price ??

please pm me ur dental address and prices for both laser and bleaching

im new here..if i cant receive pm, can u email me at deariejojo@gmail.com ??

Hope to hear from you soon

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Postby gf » Mon, 09 Feb 2009 8:36 am

deariejojo wrote:hi gf, i wanted to do teeth whitening for very long ago but still indecisive which method to opt for..i got many qns..hope u can clear my doubts..

1.there are 2 methods: laser and bleaching (gel)??
2. which is more effective and last long?
3. laser causes higher sensitivity than bleaching?
4. for bleaching, what brand of gel do you use? how long can it last?
5. for laser, how long is the procedure? immediate results? how long can it last?
6. if book with you, do consultation and whitening on the same day?
7. is there any student price ??

please pm me ur dental address and prices for both laser and bleaching

im new here..if i cant receive pm, can u email me at deariejojo@gmail.com ??

Hope to hear from you soon


hi deariejojo,
hope to answer some of your queries as best as i can:
1. generally you can get whitening done in-office or as a take home kit or a combination of both. i assume you're asking about the in-office method.
The in-office whitening all utilises some form of whitening gel, (usually carbamide peroxide or less popularly, hydrogen peroxide). they vary in the activation mechanism (laser, light activation or chemical activation) etc
2. Their effectiveness (laser, light or chemical) is generally the same and the longevity is affected by other factors, not so much the activation mechanism.
some people would claim certain mechanisms are longer-lasting etc, but they're actually all the same in effectiveness and longevity.
3. like i mentioned, they're the same. the active agent is the "gel", not the means of activation
4. the gel used varies between the activation mechanism used. most utilise a form of carbamide peroxide these days. (because hydrogen peroxide is difficult to store, breaks down easily)
5. the laser (which is similar to light activated) bleaching takes about an hour plus to complete. It is basically 3 or sometimes 4 cycles, each cycle taking about 15 mins.
yes the result is immediate, but the colour is not stable immediately after the treatment, gotta give it about a week or so for the colour to become more even. also, you'll expect to lose a bit of the lightness after the colour stablises. this is because immediately after the procedure, the tooth is dessicated (dry) so it appears a very dense opaque white. after rehydrating, it becomes "less white" but more translucent. (which is good because it looks more natural. an intense opaque white looks "fake")
6. depends on whether you're ready for the procedure. there may be other things to treat before actually doing whitening. eg. if there are caries (decay), you gotta get them treated first before the whitening. (otherwise it'll be especially sensitive!)
7. not that i know of anywhere.

i notice you're really concerned about how long the effects can last. it's hard to give an exact period as it varies according to how dark was the initial shade, the cause of the darkening/staining and of course how well you take care too.
generally, it's strongly recommended for some form of take home maintenance kit to be fabricated for you. subsequently you'll have to maintain the colour at home. just using the gel about once every 3 months for an hr or so would enable you to maintain the shade.

hope what i said makes sense to you. lol.

cheers

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 09 Feb 2009 8:50 am

Greggt, you have a PM.

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Postby deariejojo » Mon, 09 Feb 2009 6:07 pm

how much do you charge for teeth whitening??

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Postby koleicai » Mon, 16 Feb 2009 12:48 pm

Ello Gf, i m new here and wanted to know more abt teeth whitening because i had just took off my braces and there is stains around. Was planing to go over fabulous tan but know nothing about laser whitening. Do you mind pm me ur clinic add and the cost? Thank you

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Postby gf » Mon, 16 Feb 2009 4:44 pm

koleicai wrote:Ello Gf, i m new here and wanted to know more abt teeth whitening because i had just took off my braces and there is stains around. Was planing to go over fabulous tan but know nothing about laser whitening. Do you mind pm me ur clinic add and the cost? Thank you


hi there
you might not want to jump straight into teeth whitening.
the stains might be because of the cement used during orthodontic treatment (the cement used to hold up the square brackets on each tooth)
if that is so, just merely removal of the cement will suffice.
there may also be other reasons for the stains which could warrant other treatment instead.

gf

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Postby speedmasterwkrz » Wed, 18 Feb 2009 11:17 pm

hi gf,
i am interested in the laser whitening. Please send the details and cost to speedmasterwkrz@hotmail.com


Thx :D


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