How Much Does Teeth Whitening Cost?

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Teeth whitening at edgerton and glenn is one of the easiest and least costly ways to enhance your smile! It is normal for our teeth to yellow over time due to the foods and beverages we consume on a daily basis. There are even some medications that can cause staining. To keep staining at bay, regular professional cleanings and good home care are crucial! Even with diligent oral care, our teeth will darken and become dull. Whitening can restore your teeth to a brighter, whiter color!

The cost of whitening treatments vary depending on which option you choose. There are over the counter whitening products that can give you great results over time but using an in-office whitening treatment at your dental provider’s office will give you dramatic results immediately! The price between at-home and in-office whitening can be quite a bit so what you choose will depend on your individual needs.

Why should you choose professional whitening?

In-office whitening ranges from $250 to $1,000 depending on the type of whitening you need. While that may sound steep, there are some major advantages to consider. In-office whitening takes much less time and your results are immediate. When you whiten at home, it can take several weeks to achieve the brightness you want. Professional whitening uses a higher concentration of peroxide in the whitening gel so you only need to anticipate spending an hour and a half, at most, in the chair.

The higher peroxide concentration whitens your teeth much more quickly than anything you can get over the counter. You are also monitored by a dental professional the entire time and they are able to protect your gums from the whitening solution, which can burn the tissue.

When you use over the counter whitening treatment, you cannot be monitored by a professional so it is important to discuss your options with your dentist to make sure that you are a candidate for whitening and that you choose the best path of treatment to achieve the best possible results. There are patients who have staining that will not respond to over the counter whitening, Tetracycline stains for example. Your Dentist will be able to tell you what will work for you.

Most at-home whitening treatments range from $10 to $60 and can come in the form of whitening gum or toothpaste on the less costly end. The higher end of the price range will be in the form of whitening strips or trays. Typically, whitening strips or trays are work for 30 minutes a day for up to two weeks and can be stopped as soon as you see the results you are looking for.

Some patients are more likely to experience sensitivity or “zinger” during and immediately following whitening treatments and may be better off using in-home whitening with a lower percentage and a more gradual process.

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