Beauty

THE SMILE BAR Now in Manila

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I’ve never really had a problem with my teeth and I’m pretty grateful for that. I guess I’ve always just wanted to whiten them. Whitening treatments are pretty expensive and hard to maintain especially if you like to drink coffee. When I found out The Smile Bar was opening at BGC, I knew it was finally time to get my pearly whites.. well, pearly white! I must say I’m pretty satisfied with the results! Let me take you through their quick & easy process!

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The interiors are clean and modern, with punches of bright red. Definitely not your usual dental clinic. Anyway, I couldn’t wait to get into one of their red egg pod chairs.

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Here’s a photo of my teeth in daylight before the treatment. I guess one of the reasons I don’t smile as much in my photos is because of the color of my teeth. Other reasons being, my face just flattens out, or it just doesn’t seem natural, but that’s a different story.

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If you notice, there’s this pale yellow color that looks like your normal enamel color. All this time I was thinking, “Why fix something that isn’t broken? If that’s really the color of normal teeth, why should I have to spend and whiten them?” After seeing the results of this treatment, I now regret not ever whitening them before.

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So the first step of the treatment is going inside their assessment room where they show you the real color of your teeth and assess how many sessions you have to do to achieve your true white.

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So here’s the Bleaching Shade Guide. My teeth are currently at S20, which I realized wasn’t so bad, but I was determined to whiten them as much as I could that day. I went for their Triple Whitening treatment which will take about 1 hour, considering 1 session is only 20 mins.

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You then go into their lavatory area and you’ll have to gargle and brush your teeth right before the treatment.

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It was pretty cool that they offered entertainment while you having your session.

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Here’s what your table side will look like. You’ll have your protective specs, mouth cleaner to wipe away excess charcoal gel, petroleum jelly for your lips, the syringe with their charcoal gel product, and the mouth tray.

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All smiles right before I began my session. I don’t think I’ve ever smiled this much in a day by the way. The last time I probably smiled this much was when I joined a beauty pageant in high school. OMG.

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So here’s what I looked like during the session. Basically, there’s this LED laser pointed towards the mouth tray I bit into. Had to stay still for 20 mins so I listened to music and tried not to fall asleep. It was pretty relaxing. I didn’t really feel the expected tiny buzz like sensations some people experience. I didn’t mind how awkward it felt, I was just too excited to see the results.

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Ta-da! If you look closely, the results were gradual but you can see the improvement every session. My teeth were obviously not as yellow as before.

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I moved up 7 shades. From S20 to now S14.

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I also tried their NanoSeal Total treatment which enhances the enamel and seals in the whitening treatment allowing me to drink colored drinks even right after the session. No more worrying about avoiding coffee or juices after whitening your teeth. So if you’re worried about not being able to quit coffee for a period of time and if that’s what’s stopping you from whitening your teeth, I highly recommend you avail of the NanoSeal.

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Here’s a final look at my teeth after the Triple Whitening session in daylight! I am completely amazed that it only took me an hour to achieve this healthier, brighter looking set of teeth. My smile even looks more genuine now, don’t you think?

Here’s a quick price guide on their services:

  • Single Whitening – Php2,999
  • Double Whitening – Php4,999
  • Triple Whitening – Php6,999
  • Nano Seal Total+ – Php1,299
  • Brilliant Smile WhiteningEvo Toothpaste – Php849
  • Brilliant Smile WhiteningBoost Toothpaste – Php649
  • BrilliantSmile WhiteningEvo Mouthrinse – Php999

Overall, I think the price is definitely worth it. For the Triple Whitening session I got, I got whiter teeth in just an hour! The next two of days, my gums felt a bit sore, but they gave me these Vitamin E buds to help soothe your gums. I got the Brilliant Smile Whitening Set and postponed using it until the soreness went away or just gargled a bit of water. No pain, no gain! #tiisganda

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Can’t thank The Smile Bar enough for putting a smile on my face. The Smile Bar is located at 2/F Uptown Parade, Bonifacio Global City. You can follow them on Instagram: @thesmilebarph for updates!

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