Are your teeth noticeably more yellowish than before? Don't worry—it's completely normal for them to appear less white as you grow older, and you'll start noticing this in your 30s. Over time, the outer enamel of your teeth (which is bluish-white in color) naturally wears off. So yes, having yellow teeth isn't necessarily a sign of bad hygiene. But if it's bothering you, having it whitened is always an option.
If you've already tried out at-home teeth-whitening kits, though, and still haven't gotten the results you've wanted, it may be high time that you resort to the real deal, such as getting it professionally whitened! Fair warning: It is indeed quite an investment, but if you're looking for a solution that's surely effective, why not give it a go?
To give you an idea of exactly how much you'll need to shell out, we've listed down a couple of teeth whitening rates and services from different local dental clinics—all of which have mall branches so you can conveniently get your teeth whitened after work—or even during your lunch break! Check them out below:
The Smile Bar
If you're looking for a suweldo-friendly rate, make your way to this dental clinic. The Smile Bar has three types of teeth whitening treatments that you can avail, depending on the degree of your teeth discoloration: Single whitening (P3,999); double whitening (P5,999), and triple whitening (P7,499.) A single session will take about 20 minutes, and it can already make the teeth two to nine shades lighter.
To keep costs from adding up, you can go for their Premium Smile Bundle, which will cost you P28,499 for 12 teeth whitening sessions. What makes it even more sulit is there is no expiry date, so you can save the other remaining sessions for maintenance once you've already whitened your teeth. Plus, you can share this bundle with one person, like say, your BF or your BFF!
Price: P28,499 for 12 sessions
Location: 2F Uptown Parade BGC, Taguig City, and 4F Ayala Malls, Vertis North, Quezon City
This is the dental clinic responsible for the picture-perfect smiles of Sarah Geronimo, Kim Chiu, Nadine Lustre, and many more celebs! GAOC Dental has many mall branches so it's easily accessible.
Price: P25,000 for one session
Location: 5F SM Megamall Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City, 3F Ayala Vertis North, Quezon Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City, GF Filinvest Alabang Unit 106 to 107, 2301 Civic Place Building, Civic Drive, Filinvest Corporate City, 1781 Alabang Muntinlupa, 3F Robinsons Magnolia, Doña Hemady Avenue 0000 Quezon City, and more branches here.
Dental World Manila
Dental World Manila is another reputable dental clinic you can rely on (as of writing, it has over 600,000 followers on Facebook.) Here, they also offer laser teeth whitening to treat yellowish teeth.
In case you're wondering how laser treatments work, the procedure basically uses light to activate a gel with high concentrations of hydrogen peroxide that will whiten your teeth.
Price: P20,000+ for one session
Location: 2F SM Mall of Asia Unit WZ 222, Wellness Zone, North Parking Bldg., SM Mall of Asia, J.W. Diokno Blvd., Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City, 3F Glorietta, Mercury Drug, Glorietta 3, Ayala Center, Makati City, St. Luke's Medical Center - QC Room 1013, 10th floor, North Tower, Cathedral Heights Bldg. Complex, Quezon City, and more branches here.
Watch this full review of Dental World Manila's laser teeth whitening:
Aside from laser treatments, Metro Dental also sells at-home, professionally-made teeth whitening dental trays and whitening strips. According to their website, the dental trays will only take approximately "seven nightly applications to produce a 6-shade improvement in whiteness."
Price: P18,000 for one laser teeth whitening session
Location: Level 3, Eastwood Mall, Eastwood City Cyberpark, E.Rodriguez Jr. Ave.,Bagumbayan, Quezon City, Level 2, Festival Supermall, Filinvest Corporate City, Alabang, Muntinlupa, Level 4, Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center, Makati City, Level 4, Robinsons Place Manila, M. Adriatico St. cor. Pedro Gil St., Ermita, Manila, and more branches here.
Urban Smiles Dental Clinic
If you ride the MRT every day going to work, you'll find it easy visiting this dental clinic. Urban Smiles has branches near the MRT stations in Cubao, Taft, and Ayala.
Price: Rates available upon request
Location: Upper Ground Floor, Farmers Plaza Mall, Araneta Center, Quezon City, 2nd Floor, Empire Center Mall, EDSA cor Taft Avenue, Pasay City, 2nd Floor, Building 3, Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall, Cainta, Rizal, Lower Ground Floor, Alimall 2, Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City, and more branches here.
* This story originally appeared on FemaleNetwork.com. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.