I really don't know how to tell you this but I've been a little low on self esteem especially when people talk about teeth. Mine isn't the whitest, perhaps over years of driven abuse of it with coffee, smoking and just about anything that would have caused a no-no in a dentist's check list. I regularly see dentists, go through prophylaxis but it doesn't come close to what I've wanted it to be. I thought about bleaching but got scared of horror stories about the side effects of it, plus the fact that the quote that I got from my Doctor was scary enough to put it under the priorities, when I shouldn't have really.
Anyway, I'm so glad this place opened up at the 2nd Floor of Uptown Parade in Bonifacio Global City. It's called The Smile Bar, and I'm glad to note this is their first flagship store which means they plan to open up more real soon. The promise? Is to get your teeth whiter in just 20 minutes! Crazy I know, but with what I've experienced, it is possible!
The technology has been brought here from Sweden and they have been using it for a decade. Teeth actually discolors over time but also is subject to things that we don't have control of, like our diet, the things we drink (like tea, cola, juice, coffee) and that's pretty much what The Smile Bar takes care of. You probably know you consume a lot of that, guilty? Don't worry, because they can remove it with the procedure and get you 2 to 9 shades whiter in a short amount of time. I feel like I was there for about less than an hour and got 3 shades, but I've seen my friends get 8 and I'm not even joking. They will have you sit in these gorgeous egg chairs (photo seen above) and let you do the procedure here for most of the time.
They have professional attendants trained to help you do it. You would need to first go to the huge lavatory and brush your teeth. They use a special line of products to take care of your teeth. First of which is the BrilliantSmile WhiteningEvo Mouthrinse to prepare your mouth for cleaning. Then you will have to brush your teeth normally but with a special Brilliant Smile Whitening Boost Toothpaste (on the first week), then Brilliant Smile Whitening Evo Toothpaste for the second week, then go back to the Brilliant Smile Whitening Boost Toothpaste again on the third week onwards. This will also be explained to you before you leave the facility so make sure you ask questions if you're a little dumb lol (or write it down if you forget quite easily).
That syringe filled with black stuff is actually the solution that will go to a tray that you would need to bite on later. I just took photos of it for reference later so you know what goes in the hatch LOL.
|Oh yes there's music for you to listen to, an iPad will be provided while you're seated comfortably in your seat.|
|Brilliant Smile products will also be available inside the store, I will be buying that mouth rinse because I ran out of it already this morning.|
|I waited and didn't want to smile for photos, I'm that shy haha. The place is modern, the lighting is perfect for selfies too so indulge!|
|They will let you sign papers before the procedure, to get to know if you have allergies and declare it before the procedure. The things they use though are harmless even for your gums and teeth, so no need to worry.|
|In a brightly lit room, they will measure your starting shade by comparing it with this contraption. You will see the difference afterwards.|
|So after brushing my teeth, they put the black stuff on the tray and then fit it on my mouth. It'll cover most of the front and bottom teeth. That's where they need to concentrate on my smile.|
|Then I went back to the chair and got a contraption pointed to my teeth. The tray is transparent so the light from this device will go through. It's hot but manageable. You will also be ask to wear protective goggles.|
|Then peteew peteew! Make sure you sit comfortably because it's going to be like this for 20 minutes. Make sure you do or else, your neck would hurt. I got skills so I'm okay.|
The experience alone had me think that there's actually hope for me. The procedure is not expensive, even feel more effective, especially if you compare it with the long dental procedure and prophylaxis (where I have locked jaws). Imagine, it just took me 20 minutes for it to take effect, but got 3 shades whiter. I see the improvement first hand plus it's not hard to maintain and I hope this would turn out to be a normal thing in the Philippines. The procedure costs Php 2,999 for Single Whitening, Php 4,999 for Double Whitening, they can do Triple Whitening also for Php 6,999. My dentist's whitening procedure costs 4x that haha. You can do the Nano Seal Total+ for Php 1,299 while the Brilliant Smile Whitening products cost Php 849 for the Evo Toothpaste, Php 649 for the Whitening Boost Toothpaste, and Php 999 for the Whitening Evo Mouthrinse.
There are a lot of people with teeth confidence issues like me, but remember, it's aesthetic. If you want to do it fast, affordable and safe, then get your feet walking towards The Smile Bar. If you want to book an appointment, you may book online via www.the-smile- bar.ph. Or you can call or text them via 09171485659 or landline 5412853. They do entertain people if you walk in but only if there are available slots, a lot of people already are availing their services as you probably would know.Head to their treatment salon at the 2nd Floor, Cluster 2 of Uptown Parade in BGC, Taguig City. They're on top of breakfast place Denny's so you won't miss it. Just ask around, there are tons of security people there.
Get those pearly whites shine baby!