Are your teeth in need of whitening? Maybe you’ve started to notice that your teeth are looking a bit yellow in pictures or in the mirror. Teeth discoloration comes on so gradually you don’t always notice it. But when you do, there is something you can do about it.
There are teeth whitening products you can purchase and professional teeth whitening treatments your dentist can offer you in-office. Teeth whitening is considered a cosmetic procedure because it is not necessary for dental health. This means your dental insurance will not cover any of the cost of teeth whitening treatment.
How much can you expect to pay out of pocket for teeth whitening? It depends on the type of whitening treatment you choose.
Over the Counter Teeth Whitening Products: $5-$50
Pharmacies and grocery stores are full of teeth whitening products in the dental care aisle. From whitening toothpaste to mouthwash to whitening strips, you can find plenty of options to try. You may get the best results from whitening strips than any other over the counter whitening treatment, but your results will still likely be less than desirable. These products must be used over a long period of time to produce results.
Toothpaste and mouthwash will be on the low end of the price range and the whitening strips will be on the higher end of the price range for over the counter whitening products.
Professional Whitening Treatment at Your Dentist’s Office: $500-$1,000
In-office whitening treatment is more expensive, in the range of $500-$600. Professional whitening offers more dramatic results immediately and may last longer than over the counter treatments.
Some dentists also offer take home whitening treatments that are still more effective than over the counter products. The biggest benefit of take home whitening treatment from your dentist is that it will most likely include a custom made tray that fits your teeth for better application of whitening gel.
Additional Benefits of In-Office Professional Whitening Treatments
Although they cost more, professional grade whitening treatments have many benefits that make the cost worthwhile, such as:
- Safer for your teeth and gums. Professional grade whitening treatments are more powerful than over the counter treatments. Isolation of the teeth and gums prevent gum tissue irritation. You may still experience minor tooth sensitivity, but on a much lesser scale and for a shorter period of time following treatment.
- Longer lasting results. Your teeth will stay whiter longer after a professional grade whitening treatment. This means that the money you invest will go further. Even if over the counter treatments cost less, you will have to keep buying them and repeating the treatment over and over for the same results as you get with professional whitening. The cost can really add up.
Make Professional Teeth Whitening More Affordable With Financing
If the cost of teeth whitening is too much for you at this time, you can finance the treatment and spread the cost out into affordable monthly payments. Professional teeth whitening is possible even on a limited budget.
Golia Dental Provides Affordable Teeth Whitening Treatment
Do you want whiter teeth? If you’re looking for in-office professional teeth whitening, Golia Dental offers affordable whitening treatment. Teeth whitening is one of the easiest, least invasive cosmetic dental procedures to give you a better looking smile.
Call (203) 248-7400 today or contact us to schedule a consultation. We look forward to giving you a brighter, whiter smile.