"The most beautiful curve on a woman's body is her smile." once said Bob Marley. But this isn't just the case for ladies, a killer smile could score you great things in life, sometimes even a lifelong relationship. If those over-the-counter whitening toothpaste just aren't doing it for ya, we’ve rounded up a list of places you can drop by for a quick and painless makeover.
Using patented Swedish technology, The Smile Bar provides painless yet effective teeth whitening service that only takes 20 minutes (with noise-cancelling headphones and egg chairs in tow), in which UV-free LED plasma light is used to activate the bleaching gel containing a lethal but completely safe six percent of hydrogen peroxide. Our editor has tried it out, and the results were absolutely stunning. Make sure you opt for the nano gel to seal the deal too.
How much: $688HKD per 20-minute session.
1/F Hang Wai Commercial Building, 231-233 Queen's Road East Queen's Road East, Wan Chai
+852 2620 0615
With their techonology hailing all the way from Italy, Whitening Pro uses only 100% peroxide-free whitening gel. The procedure is basically the same as most teeth-whitening trips go, but the longer time and higher cost means not risking your teeth from side effects of peroxide ruining your teeth and gums.
How much: $880HKD per 40-minute session for first trials
Room A, 12/F, Coasia Building, 496-498 Lockhart Road, Causeway Bay
+852 2148 3383
If you're looking for another peroxide-free option, check out HkBlanclub Teeth Whitening. Although located in Mongkok, they're a touch cheaper than the Causeway Bay branch mentioned above. This could be fantastic news for Kowloon dwellers!
How much: $988HKD per 30-minute session
Unit 802, 8/F, Ka Lok Building, 720-722 Nathan Road, Mong Kok (Mong Kok MTR station B3 exit)
Apart from also offering peroxide-free teeth whitening treatments, a new dental aesthetic enhancement program (a.k.a. putting a crystal on the teeth of your choice) is now also available at Smile Center. So next time when you smile, your tooth will literally shine bright like a diamond, or at least like a Swarovski crystal! (Just make sure you don't swallow it when it falls out....)
1 Lan Kwai Fong, 17/F, Central
+852 2110 9757
Something you should know...
Sadly, not all teeth can be whitened, for example brownish-grey tetracycline-pigmented ones - Conventional teeth whitening treatments, which can only remove the stains on choppers, won’t work in such cases. But there’s still an alternative solution to aesthetically enhance the darkened or even disfigured teeth: by placing porcelain veneers or crowns to cover the imperfections.
Need to look into something like that? Check out Glam Smile, Dr. Titania Tong, Dr. Smile, Dr. Helena Wong, to name a few. This kind of treatment works on almost any kind of teeth and could last up to 10 years, just don't say we didn't warn you about the bill!
Written by Elky Siu