The decision to get teeth whitening
done is one that demands the question: How much does teeth whitening cost? The answer, like many things, depends on which method of teeth whitening you choose. There are a variety of options that can be very inexpensive to tens of thousands of dollars.
In-office treatments, such as laser treatments can be among the most expensive options, but something simple as adding whitening strips to your daily routine can be a convenient and less expensive way to get dramatic results in a short time frame.
In this article, we will compare the most common treatments, including how much they cost
Laser Teeth Whitening
Laser teeth whitening
generally starts at $500 and can increase in price to an upwards of $1000 or more. The procedure is done in the dentist’s office and is often more expensive than at-home teeth whitening treatments. This kind of treatment generally takes about an hour and will provide the fastest and most dramatic results.
Be careful! Most treatments will still require that you return for regular maintenance treatments.
Teeth Whitening Strips
These fantastic strips are significantly cheaper and can cost up to $70. Many of these products contain similar ingredients to the products that are in use by dentists
int heir office and are just as capable in removing stains from below the enamel surface.
Bleaching Trays and Gels
Bleaching Trays and Gels offer a middle path between teeth whitening strips and laser treatment. This does require that you visit the dentist so that they can make a mold of your teeth (called a tray) and you will then fill it with bleaching gel at home. The trays can dramatically whiten teeth but may present an inconvenience to people’s daily lifestyle. The trays need to be removed to eat and drink and are often required to be worn overnight.
The cost of the trays varies greatly depending on the quality of the gel and how custom made the tray is to your teeth. The cost of replacements should be factored in as well. Generally, trays cost around $300.
Whitening toothpaste and mouthwash
The cheapest option, costing between $3.25 to $7 per tube, whitening toothpaste and mouthwash allow for easy and regular teeth whitening without breaking the bank. It is important to choose a product that fits your budget and your lifestyle. Just remember to be consistent with these products if you want to see long-lasting results.
What are the benefits of teeth whitening?
There have been many studies that demonstrate that whiter teeth have a dramatic impact on people’s personal and professional life, but the cost of teeth whitening is a major concern for people.
In a 2007 study, researches at Loyola Marymount University found that people with whiter teeth were perceived as others as more attractive and they got longer interviews and higher salary offers when compared to when before their teeth were whitened.
This study suggests that the effort and cost of teeth whitening are well worth it. A bright, clean smile can give you the confidence you need to improve your chances of doing well at your job, or attracting the perfect made.
If you are interested in improving your smile contact Golden Smiles Dental
in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
at (909) 481-8990
to arrange an appointment today.