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Postby nalong » Fri, 25 Jan 2008 8:59 pm

How about bad breath?
I heard that bad breath actually has little to do with your oral hygiene, rather it is due to indigestion, is that true?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 25 Jan 2008 9:34 pm

There are many things that can cause Halitosis

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Postby nalong » Sat, 26 Jan 2008 10:40 pm

i see thanks for the link.
Anyone have this problem too cos I really dunno how bad a breath must be to be considered bad breath

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Postby MikeDirnt » Sun, 27 Jan 2008 6:46 am

i dont think you are aware of your own bad breadth. need someone else to notice it :P
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Postby MikeDirnt » Sun, 27 Jan 2008 6:48 am

gf wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:bt1,

I have heard the same thing. Especially when using the laser method. Don't know the method has been refined or not recently. I quit smoking 3 years ago and would have liked to do it as well but for the anecdotal stories.


hi... the laser whitening system (usually zoom) does work. of course the effect varies amongst different patients but generally most ppl get a good result they are satisfied with. you might not need whitening if the stains are due to smoking though. prob can clean the stains off with various materials.

how much is the laser whitening cost? is it a permanent removal?
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Postby aadvark » Sun, 27 Jan 2008 10:20 am

was in bangkok in dec and enquired at a few dental clinics.
there are 2 prevailing systems - laser teeth whitening and britesmile

laser teeth whitening costs abt SGD 500, while Britesmile is around SGD 800-900. I was told that Britesmile can achieve more shades of whiteness, and will be less likely to cause sensitvity.

price still a bit steep for me. i remember the last time i went dentist, he used a whitening gel that cost around $50 and it lasted somewhere between 4-6 mths... will stick to that for now :)
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Postby MikeDirnt » Sun, 27 Jan 2008 9:13 pm

i know the whitening gel is just a temporary paste. i find the laser a bit to expensive :???:

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Postby nalong » Sun, 27 Jan 2008 9:54 pm

maybe just maintain good oral health?

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Postby gf » Mon, 28 Jan 2008 1:18 am

aadvark wrote:was in bangkok in dec and enquired at a few dental clinics.
there are 2 prevailing systems - laser teeth whitening and britesmile

laser teeth whitening costs abt SGD 500, while Britesmile is around SGD 800-900. I was told that Britesmile can achieve more shades of whiteness, and will be less likely to cause sensitvity.

price still a bit steep for me. i remember the last time i went dentist, he used a whitening gel that cost around $50 and it lasted somewhere between 4-6 mths... will stick to that for now :)


hi just to answer some qns:
the prices you quoted are quite different from sg. u are rite that its usually either laser whitening (zoom) or brite smile.
one uses laser, the other uses chemicals.
usually laser whitening is more expensive than britesmile though.
laser costs 800-1200, depending on where you go.
brite smile is ard 600. maybe you got it mixed up? :lol:

the whitening gel u mentioned merely sticks on the tooth surface.
its like a coat around the tooth and doesn't whiten the tooth intrinsically.
as expected its not that great cuz when you haf bits flaking off after some time, it looks weird.

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Postby gf » Mon, 28 Jan 2008 1:21 am

nalong wrote:How about bad breath?
I heard that bad breath actually has little to do with your oral hygiene, rather it is due to indigestion, is that true?


not entirely true.
bad breath may and usually is caused by poor oral hygiene.
you are right though, indigestion or gastric problems can cause that too.
smoking is another common cause.
other less common causes also include lung infections etc.

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Postby gf » Mon, 28 Jan 2008 1:24 am

MikeDirnt wrote:
gf wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:bt1,

I have heard the same thing. Especially when using the laser method. Don't know the method has been refined or not recently. I quit smoking 3 years ago and would have liked to do it as well but for the anecdotal stories.


hi... the laser whitening system (usually zoom) does work. of course the effect varies amongst different patients but generally most ppl get a good result they are satisfied with. you might not need whitening if the stains are due to smoking though. prob can clean the stains off with various materials.

how much is the laser whitening cost? is it a permanent removal?


hi mikedirnt,
laser whitening would cost anywhere between 800-1200 SGD.
no its not permanent but usually the effects lasts for 3 - 5 yrs.
if u work it out, that works out to be around 200 plus per yr or about 20 dollar a month.
pretty worth it for a beautiful smile right? :D

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Postby MikeDirnt » Mon, 28 Jan 2008 7:23 am

gf wrote:
MikeDirnt wrote:
gf wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:bt1,

I have heard the same thing. Especially when using the laser method. Don't know the method has been refined or not recently. I quit smoking 3 years ago and would have liked to do it as well but for the anecdotal stories.


hi... the laser whitening system (usually zoom) does work. of course the effect varies amongst different patients but generally most ppl get a good result they are satisfied with. you might not need whitening if the stains are due to smoking though. prob can clean the stains off with various materials.

how much is the laser whitening cost? is it a permanent removal?


hi mikedirnt,
laser whitening would cost anywhere between 800-1200 SGD.
no its not permanent but usually the effects lasts for 3 - 5 yrs.
if u work it out, that works out to be around 200 plus per yr or about 20 dollar a month.
pretty worth it for a beautiful smile right? :D

hi thanks for the reply. i had rather go for a whitening gel instead. cost cheaper per month. :D see the post above
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Postby aadvark » Tue, 29 Jan 2008 3:43 pm

gf wrote:
aadvark wrote:was in bangkok in dec and enquired at a few dental clinics.
there are 2 prevailing systems - laser teeth whitening and britesmile

laser teeth whitening costs abt SGD 500, while Britesmile is around SGD 800-900. I was told that Britesmile can achieve more shades of whiteness, and will be less likely to cause sensitvity.

price still a bit steep for me. i remember the last time i went dentist, he used a whitening gel that cost around $50 and it lasted somewhere between 4-6 mths... will stick to that for now :)


hi just to answer some qns:
the prices you quoted are quite different from sg. u are rite that its usually either laser whitening (zoom) or brite smile.
one uses laser, the other uses chemicals.
usually laser whitening is more expensive than britesmile though.
laser costs 800-1200, depending on where you go.
brite smile is ard 600. maybe you got it mixed up? :lol:

the whitening gel u mentioned merely sticks on the tooth surface.
its like a coat around the tooth and doesn't whiten the tooth intrinsically.
as expected its not that great cuz when you haf bits flaking off after some time, it looks weird.


no lei, it was def britesmile more expensive than laser
see http://www.silomdental.com/dental_bangkok/price&duration.html
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Postby gf » Wed, 30 Jan 2008 12:15 am

aadvark wrote:
gf wrote:
aadvark wrote:was in bangkok in dec and enquired at a few dental clinics.
there are 2 prevailing systems - laser teeth whitening and britesmile

laser teeth whitening costs abt SGD 500, while Britesmile is around SGD 800-900. I was told that Britesmile can achieve more shades of whiteness, and will be less likely to cause sensitvity.

price still a bit steep for me. i remember the last time i went dentist, he used a whitening gel that cost around $50 and it lasted somewhere between 4-6 mths... will stick to that for now :)


hi just to answer some qns:
the prices you quoted are quite different from sg. u are rite that its usually either laser whitening (zoom) or brite smile.
one uses laser, the other uses chemicals.
usually laser whitening is more expensive than britesmile though.
laser costs 800-1200, depending on where you go.
brite smile is ard 600. maybe you got it mixed up? :lol:

the whitening gel u mentioned merely sticks on the tooth surface.
its like a coat around the tooth and doesn't whiten the tooth intrinsically.
as expected its not that great cuz when you haf bits flaking off after some time, it looks weird.


no lei, it was def britesmile more expensive than laser
see http://www.silomdental.com/dental_bangkok/price&duration.html


oh... guess you're right
i'm not familiar with the rates in thailand, just know that laser whitening costs ard 800-1200 in sg. :)

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Postby babyangel » Tue, 12 Feb 2008 10:52 pm

Hi,

Has anyone tried any of the whitening methods i.e. Britesmile, Zoom Or Fabulous Smile & has very good results?

Im thinking of going for teeth whitening & trying to decide which of the above to go for.

Cheers. :)


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