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The Ultimate Guide to Whitening in Ho Chi Minh City

Last fact-checked: 22 May 2019

Treat yourself to a dazzling new smile with teeth whitening in Ho Chi Minh City. Taking only a matter of hours to complete with no downtime afterward, this is an ideal dental procedure to have while getting to know this thriving Vietnamese city.

Dental Departures partners with thousands of quality-checked dental clinics around the world, and Vietnam is one of the most popular destinations in Southeast Asia for teeth whitening and other minor work. The great thing about this treatment is it will scarcely interrupt your holiday itinerary–many patients elect to have it done the day or day after they arrive–allowing plenty of time to discover all that Ho Chi Minh City and the rest of this exotic country has to offer.

Why Have Teeth Whitening in Ho Chi Minh City?

Ho Chi Minh City offers high quality, modern dental clinics for your teeth whitening treatments. However, just as anywhere else in the world you need to take care that you find a qualified, trustworthy dentist.

Our dentists in Ho Chi Minh City have been background checked by us, so you are always assured of quality, both in terms of service and facilities. These checks include clinic visits, legal and criminal record checks, verifications of dentist qualifications, professional memberships patient testimonials.

Dentists in Ho Chi Minh City have modern premises and use state-of-the-art materials and equipment, providing the same high-quality you get at home, just for a much lower price. A number of brand name, international recognized laser teeth whitening systems are used, like Zoom® and Britesmile®, and while the methods of application differ slightly, the results are not dissimilar. You will find dentists in Ho Chi Minh City offer the same laser teeth whitening systems as any clinic would in the US, Australia or Europe. 

How Long Does Teeth Whitening Take in Ho Chi Minh City?

The treatment time depends on whether you are having laser teeth whitening carried out in the dentist's chair, or you are using the professional at-home whitening kits.

Laser teeth whitening gives the most noticeable results in the quickest time – taking only around two hours to complete. During the procedure, a light-activated gel is applied to your teeth. Then, a laser beam is shone into your mouth which activates the gel containing a bleaching agent to whiten your teeth.

Before the gel is applied, your dentist will ensure that all the soft tissue areas of your mouth are covered. You will also be given goggles to work to protect your eyes from the laser.

The gel is normally applied in three separate intervals, usually around 15-20 minutes apart, and the laser is applied after each application. Once the final application is complete, your dentist will then thoroughly clean your teeth and mouth, removing all traces of the gel. The results are immediately noticeable and, although you won't necessarily need a shade chart to see the difference, your dentist will show at this stage just how many shades lighter your teeth have become.

Professional at-home whitening kits allow you to gently whiten your teeth at home over a period of a few weeks. This is achieved by using custom-built trays into which you squeeze gel. These are then fitted over your teeth, usually at night.

Two appointments with your dentist are normally required – one for impressions of your teeth to be taken (to be sent to the lab), and the second appointment to pick them up and receive a demonstration on how to properly use the kits

How Much Can I Save on Teeth Whitening in Ho Chi Minh City Compared to Australia or New Zealand?

Laser teeth whitening in Australia costs in the region of AUD 780 compared to around AUD $270 in Ho Chi Minh City. 

At-home teeth whitening kits cost approximately AUD $358 in Australia and only around AUD $100 in Ho Chi Minh City.

Check out three of the leading clinics in the city for your teeth whitening treatment below:

How Do I Book?

You can easily and quickly book your dental appointment online with Dental Departure or call our toll-free number to speak to our Customer Care Team. We can help you choose a dentist, view clinic photos, read patient reviews and compare prices for your teeth whitening in Ho Chi Minh City. 

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Sources:

Professional teeth whitening systems: Which is the best one? Animated Teeth. Website accessed: 22 May 2019.
https://www.animated-teeth.com/dentist_laser_whitening/a8_best_teeth_whitening.htm

Maya, Allen. 9 Things I Wish I'd Known Before Trying Laser Teeth Whitening. Byrdie. 17 May 2018.
https://www.byrdie.com/laser-teeth-whitening-review

M.M, Abdelfattah. Different Types of Laser use in Teeth Bleaching. Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences Vol. 5(10) pp. 230-237. November 2014.
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Watson, Shawn. How to Use Professional At-Home Teeth Whitening Kits. Very Well Health. 2 May 2019.
https://www.verywellhealth.com/what-are-professional-take-home-teeth-whitening-kits-1059033

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