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Teeth Whitening in dental centre in BHP

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Hi all,

I am looking at getting my teeth whitened whilst in Phuket before my BA.

I have read some really bad reviews when researching and I am wondering if anyone could give me some more info on the BriteSmile and Zoom whitening.

Thanks in advance.

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Hi Jordan, just cut and pasted what I wrote yesterday re our experience. It wasn't a comfortable thing to go through for 2 hours......but extremely happy with the results. You then need to avoid, or be careful eating certain coloured food to minimize staining in the future. I have read the results can last up to around 2 years. If we ever go over for another holiday, I will definitely have my teeth done again.....if they needed it!

Had my teeth were done at Bangkok hospital Phuket, it was Bright Smile, think around 11000 TB, something like $340. This took around 2 hours (after a thorough clean from the dentist).....pretty grueling in an uncomfortable postion (bring a neck pillow!!) but was totally worth it. They look incredible.....and the difference was amazing. They offer Zoom whitening too, think it was 9500TB, quicker (45 mins) but apparently can be painful if you have sensitive teeth.

Both hubby and I had the bright smile, and are very pleased. We had sensitive teeth for around 30 hours post, and needed to avoid certain foods for something like a week as well. The denstist also found a cavity in my hubby's teeth and sorted it out then and there before the treatment which was great.

cheers

chacha

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Thanks so much Chacha! My sister and I are nervous coz we a

Ready have sensitive teeth but were told Brite smile is not as bad! Still might think about it as I would love to have a bright white s,ile and new boobies :)

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I should have added that I have very sensitive teeth, and receeding gums at the sides, and apart from the usual sensitivity for the first 30 hours or so (for which I took panadol), they've been perfect! I do recall I had one tooth that would feel twingy each time the light would pass by it, but it wasn't drastic at all. I have heard zoom can be quite painful....so gave that a miss myself.

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I should have added that I have very sensitive teeth, and receeding gums at the sides, and apart from the usual sensitivity for the first 30 hours or so (for which I took panadol), they've been perfect! I do recall I had one tooth that would feel twingy each time the light would pass by it, but it wasn't drastic at all. I have heard zoom can be quite painful....so gave that a miss myself.

ChaCha, I

am dying to get my teeth done but I am soooooo scared as I heard it is painful, I have very sensitive teeth and gum recession too... did they use numbing cream or something??

how long do you need to wait before drinking wine and coloured drinks?

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I had my teeth whitened there and some cosmetic veeners and bridge done. I must admit it wasnt a pleasant experience my jaw and face felt like it had been slammed by a truck virtually but it was so worth it no pain no gain. The longer you tough it out for and sit there with this thing in your mouth holding it open while the job is done the whiter the results and I just tried to bear that in mind. Perhaps taking a valium or something beforehand would have been helpful I dont know but it was definately worth the agony I reckon. The following day or two I can recall that they reccomend that you eat only things that arent coloured I basically ate rice and vanilla yoghurt for a couple of days so as to not discolour the teeth during there recovery. I had the Brite Smile process done.

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Yes, the first 2 days are more critical with eating coloured food and drinks, but I was advised to avoid anything that would stain a shirt for a week. The worst part was sitting there, mouth jammed open (unable to move) and head uncomfortable, this was more so than the nervy feeling in the teeth (which I had more so afterwards and just took panadol to deal take the edge off).

They didn't use a numbing cream...... the whitening gel was a fowl taste which is pretty hard to avoid getting a bit of, but they were careful not to get it on my gums and the exposed parts of my teeth roots if that makes sense.

Oh and I'd recommend you go to the loo just before heading in.....cos you can't stop and go once it's underway!! Plus, it might be worth bringing your own music on an iphone or such, as what they played was pretty bad, and it would possibly help you wittle away the time.

I know it doesn't sound great, but truely, they did a great job and I'm thrilled with my lovely clean white teeth :)

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From my experience in getting teeth whitening in Phuket I'd say don't do it! I had a really painfully experience where I was in the worst pain I had ever been in it was terrible my partner was soo concerned about me I was in absolute agony I couldnt do anything but hold my jaw and cry my partner kept going down to the chemist and getting more and more pain killers but nothing helped I cried myself to sleep and the pain didn't go away for a few days I'd bet a boob job any day over teeth whitening very bad experience. Good luck but I'd stick to Australian dentist it's scary being over seas when ur sick

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Hey Billychic, did you get it done at Bangkok Hospital Phuket? Which whitening did you go for, Bright smile or Zoom? (Zoom can be pretty painful I hear) Sorry it was so bad for you....such a shame while you were on holiday :(

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Hey chacha I can't remember for sure but I think I zoom rings a bell they gave me stuff to use when I came home but I wasn't game enough to use it I just tried raiding the spare room to find it but I couldn't think I might of thrown it out but my teeth have only just recently healed now and I got it done in April 2012 after I got it done everything I ate or drink would give me all this orange build up stuff on my teeth and it constantly looked like I had been eating cheezels it seems like the whole outer coating of my teeth had been removed my teeth went from feeling smooth to feeling furry it was horrible I got mine done in Phuket I can't remember the name of the place sorry :(

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That sounds really weird and I'm so sorry you had such a rotten time with it.....nothing like our (hubby and me) experience. We also never needed to put anything on afterwards, just took care not to eat staining type foods for the next week. Apart from the slight irritation nervy feeling for the next day or so, we were all good. I can honestly say the dental department at Bangkok Hopsital Phuket were great and were very professional and our results are better than we'd hoped. Obviously I can't vouch for other places in Phuket so it sounds like researching is the key.

cheers

chacha

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yeah i would agree bangkok hospital phuket using the brite whitening system worked well for me and I wouldnt have any hesitation reccomending someone to go there as you will have the same issues with the uncomfortable feeling during the process where ever you may go and if you are having other work done such as veeners etc there the savings are quite substancial and results are of a high standard.

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