I always want to feel confident with my smile. I spent good money on two years of orthodontic work to get my teeth in tiptop shape. For that, I’m grateful to my kind dentist who’s been patient in adjusting my braces monthly. He had recommended laser teeth whitening before, but because of some caution about tingling pain and side effects, the idea didn’t seem convincing enough. So when I read about the painless teeth whitening procedure at The Smile Bar, it quickly caught my attention. Especially since the price of the procedure is marked down at DealGrocer.com, I thought this would be an awesome opportunity to make my smile a little brighter.
About The Smile Bar
The Smile Bar prides itself in offering first-class services in a unique spa-like environment. Following its success in Hong Kong and Bangkok, The Smile Bar launched its flagship store in BGC and newest branch in Vertis North to provide exclusive, safe, and effective alternatives to teeth whitening and whitening toothpaste for clients in the Philippines. I’m closer to Vertis North so I booked a session last weekend.
Single Whitening Service
Their single whitening service uses the patented technology of Swedish brand, Brilliant Smile, to lighten teeth by 2 to 9 shades in just 1 session. The procedure starts with a Smile Tender assessing your teeth using The Smile Bar’s teeth shade guide. A pre-whitening treatment is done right after, which includes a mouth cleanse using their exclusive in-house products, so you’ll be selfie-ready 24/7 with whiter teeth.
About My Experience
Upon arrival, I was amazed by the facility’s clean, white walls. Love the minimalist modern decor! The staff made me sign something like a waiver form and took me into the treatment area. Using their bleaching shade guide, she assessed the current shade of my teeth (S20) and showed me the possible whiter shades that can result from the treatment.
Then, she instructed me to wipe off my lipstick, gargle with their mouthwash specialized to clean and freshen mouth before brushing the teeth, brush my teeth, and rinse.
Next, I sat on the egg chair while listening to the staff as she explained about the procedures and do’s and don’ts of the single whitening session. They’re pretty straightforward and easy to understand. Just the basics: wear the goggles or protective glasses to protect your eyes from the UV-free LED Plasma Light, bite gently on the mouth guard with the dark blue whitening gel, and don’t move a lot (so their equipment will stay in proper position).
The whitening gel contains 6% hydrogen peroxide that’s very potent. What the UV light does is that it activates the hydrogen peroxide in the gel.
The staff offered their iPad and headphones for entertainment, but I preferred using my phone and play games instead. Time went by quickly. I didn’t feel any tingling sensation, pain, or any difference at all throughout the 20-minute session.
After the treatment, we went to the treatment area once again for the assessment. My teeth were four shades whiter, from S20 to S16! Honestly, I was hoping for S12. 🙂 Anyway, the staff said most people have the same result as mine and recommended another session (Double or Triple Whitening) for pearly whites ahead.
For post-treatment care, I was advised not to eat any colored food or liquid in the next 3 days. Otherwise, to prevent staining and preserve the result, they offer Nano Seal which is applied to the teeth. This comes with an extra charge of PhP 1299.
The Smile Bar Price List
The Smile Bar Locations and Contact Information
Vertis North, Quezon City
Level 4, Ayala Malls Vertis North
North Ave, Quezon City
(02) 8256 7711
(0917) 590 0792
Daily, 11AM – 10PM
(Last appointment will be at 8PM)
2/F Uptown Parade, 9th Ave. corner 36th St.
(02) 8541 2853
(0917) 148 5659
Sundays to Thursdays, 10AM – 10PM
(Last appointment will be at 9PM)
Fridays to Saturdays, 10AM – 11PM
(Last appointment will be at 10PM)