Cost Of Teeth Whitening

Cost Of Teeth Whitening

I think it’s safe to say we all admire all those celebrities and models who have great-looking. winning smiles. And if you’re anything like me, you’ve wondered how they manage to sport such bright, sparkling white teeth? Simple. They make use of cosmetic dentistry and routinely whiten their ivories- no matter what the cost. Thing is for most of us, we cannot afford to break the bank that often to pay for expensive cosmetic procedures as often…but sometimes it’s nice to splurge at times. 

So, with that said- just what are the basic costs of teeth whitening treatments? 

A visit to your dentist to whiten teeth will cost you around $650, on average. One of the most expensive treatments is laser power bleaching, which uses a higher concentration of peroxide quickly and most effectively- at an average cost of $1,200. And most dental insurance does not cover the cost of these procedures. However, there are some discount dental plans that can cover teeth bleaching treatment. It’s good to note that teeth whitening procedures done by a dentist are not permanent quick-fix. The in-office treatment usually lasts a year, if one stays away from drinking coffee, tea, and nicotine. And it’s also interesting that everyone’s results vary too. Age, genes, and tooth sensitivity has a lot to do with the level of effective teeth whitening.

Your dentist can also supply you with take-home products and treatments like teeth whitening trays that can cost you out of the pocket anywhere from $50 to $400.

And there is plenty of decent quality over the counter teeth whitening products that can also effectively brighten your stained pearly whites at a fraction of the cost of more expensive treatments. Such as whitening strips, charcoal whitening toothpaste, and gel treatments that can successfully whiten your teeth at an average cost of $20. And you can find good quality products like these at your local drug store and at popular online retailers too like Amazon.

What does teeth whitening involve?

What does teeth whitening involve?

Teeth whitening is still one of the most expensive procedures. And recently it has become especially popular because prices have fallen a bit. Everyone wants a white snow smile. But not everyone knows what harm such a desirable procedure does.

This was told by the leading dentists:

According to them, there are various methods of bleaching, and they all have different effects on the teeth.

The chemical method is the effect of atomic oxygen on enamel. Gums for the procedure are treated with a special protective gel. The procedure is aggressive, and if the substance gets on the gums, you can get a serious burn. The laser method is more efficient and safer because the laser acts separately on each tooth. The ultrasonic method is the softest method because the heating of the tooth enamel and tissue is minimal.

Blue light teeth whitening is a fairly new method. The hydrogen peroxide gel is activated by the halogen light of the lamps and under the influence of light oxygen is released from the gel, which breaks down the dark pigment. Although there are a lot of options, all have a negative effect on tooth enamel. In particular, teeth whitening cannot be people with sensitive enamel or gum disease. People who have metal crowns can whiten their teeth only after consulting a doctor.

After regular bleaching, the teeth become weaker and the enamel becomes thinner. Therefore, many then experience hypersensitivity during eating or brushing teeth or bleeding gums. Bleaching can even lead to slow tooth decay. Therefore, after the procedures, teeth should be strengthened with special pastes.

But how safe are modern methods of professional teeth whitening?

Careful and numerous studies conducted by clinical trials prove that modern methods of teeth whitening, used by dentists, are safe for patients. Of course, if all conditions are kept. In compliance with the protocol of the procedure, careful identification of contraindications and the choice of whitening method, the hypersensitivity of the teeth passes through 1-3 days after the procedure.

Here is an example of how one of the bleaching procedures goes:

Whitening begins with a careful examination of the oral cavity. The dentist listens to the wishes of the patient and determines the indications and contraindications for whitening. Then, after the special preparation of the oral cavity, the doctor proceeds to apply the whitening gel on the teeth and activates it with a special light source.