Is Teeth Whitening Addictive?

August 3, 2019
Is Teeth Whitening Addictive?

In his or her own way, every person can be quite vain — and there’s nothing wrong with that! There’s no harm in looking our best, after all. But in our quest to improve our appearance, some of us could fall into the trap of overdoing it. Just as there have been people who got addicted to plastic surgery, there are those who could get addicted to teeth whitening, especially now that DIY whitening kits are readily available in the market.


How white is white enough?

Some people just can’t seem to be satisfied with the whiteness of their teeth, which leads them to experiment in all sorts of treatments and procedures to achieve the elusive white and bright smile. However, what they need to understand is that, just like the rest of the body, ageing has a direct effect on the whiteness of teeth. No matter how often they use or have treatments done, or how religiously they maintain their oral health with good habits, the effects will not last forever.


Danger zone: Addiction

Unfortunately, with a lot of trendy teeth whitening products within everyone’s reach, it’s quite easy for people to get sucked into the teeth whitening addiction cycle. When a certain product is no longer effective for whatever reason, they go around to shop for alternatives — none of which are actually guaranteed to work.

The danger of this is that not all teeth whitening products in the market are safe. A lot of these products contain harmful and abrasive ingredients. And although they can give the user whiter teeth, they can cause damage on the teeth’s enamel and expose dentin in the long-term — and even make teeth yellower! On top that, they can also cause side effects like tooth sensitivity, gum irritation, or in some severe cases, even bleeding. 

The thinning of the enamel can make teeth appear translucent, which defeats the purpose of the whitening treatment. So it’s best to leave teeth whitening at the hands of experts — like The Smile Bar!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I buy your products without visiting the store?

If you can’t visit any one of our branches, you can still purchase our products via our website! Just go to the Shop page and choose the item/s you want, then create an account to place your order. Add as many products as you want to your online bag!

Just like any other e-commerce site, you’ll be asked to provide delivery information and complete the payment as part of the check-out process. Once that’s done, all you have to do is wait for your order to be delivered to you!

Do you have a minimum required purchase for online orders?

No, there’s no minimum order required for online purchases! We only charge a fixed delivery fee on top of the total cost of your order. The fee varies depending on your location. But for orders amounting to Php1,999 or higher, the shipping fee is waived!

Do you deliver nationwide?

Yes, we do! The Smile Bar Philippines delivers to fixed addresses nationwide.

How much is the shipping fee?

Depending on the delivery address, the shipping fee charged by our logistics partner varies. Here’s the summary:

Metro Manila — Php200
Outside Metro Manila – Php350

How long do I have to wait for the delivery?

Your order will be shipped two to three (2-3) days after receipt and confirmation of details and payment. You will receive an email confirmation from us, after which the delivery window time will begin.

The standard delivery turnaround time is three to four (3 to 4) business days for Metro Manila, and five to seven (5 to 7) business days outside Metro Manila.

Can you give me an exact date and time of delivery?

Unfortunately, we cannot give you the exact delivery date and time for your order. But we will be providing you with a tracking number, so you check on your order’s delivery status via our logistics partner’s website.

Kindly note that the delivery turnaround time may vary depending on your location.