If your teeth look yellow or stained, there’s an effective and easy way to make your smile look its best again, without it affecting your smile – professional teeth whitening.
But why do teeth become stained in the first place? Well, there are a variety of different reasons, such as:
- Drinking coffee, tea, and red wine
- Consuming some berries or carrots
- Taking some medication, like tetracycline
- Nicotine stains from smoking which builds up over time
- Overuse of fluoride, causing mottled white spots on teeth
- Natural tooth color which grows more noticeable over time
Whatever it was that caused the staining of your teeth, you don’t have to live with the result! Instead, you can make your teeth look great again with professional teeth whitening in Aurora, OH. Whether you choose an in-office treatment or a simple, easy and thorough take home kit from your dental team, it’s easy these days to make your teeth look bright and shiny again.
The Cost of Teeth Whitening
Cost is important – more than ever, today. All the same, when it comes to teeth whitening, the most effective procedures take place with the help of your dental team, rather than from over the counter products. Yes, you can find inexpensive teeth whitening products over the counter, but the most effective, safe, and longest lasting treatments are professional.
In-Office or At-Home Professional Teeth Whitening
In-office treatments for whitening are available, but at our office in Aurora, OH, we find our patients enjoy using professional products at-home. Our dental whitening kits include custom whitening trays for both your upper and lower teeth. We’ll show you how to put the whitening gel in the trays, protecting your gums, as it’s important to keep the treatment off the gums to avoid irritation. We will also advise you on how long and when to wear them to keep your tooth enamel safe.
Along with use for initially treating dental stains, you can also use at-home kits to continue maintaining the results of your whitening treatment.
Treatment cost itself varies, depending on the exact type of treatment that’s utilized, but it is often in the range of $300 to $600 for treatment. Exact cost also depends on the condition of your teeth.
Is Professional Teeth Whitening Worth It?
Although teeth whitening is a cosmetic procedure, making it not usually covered by dental insurance, it’s still an excellent value. For one thing, the treatment can last three years or more with proper care. It’s safe, effective, and will brighten and whiten the look of your smile making you photo ready, any time.
And caring for your new shiny smile is easy. All you have to do is simply:
- Schedule your regular dental cleaning from your dentist every six months or as recommended
- Brush and floss twice daily
- Avoid dark colored food and beverages after whitening for a week
- Sip dark colored beverages with a straw whenever possible
- Receive follow up or maintenance whitening as your dental team recommends
Ready to Learn More About the Cost of Teeth Whitening?
If you’re ready to get a shiny new smile, and want to learn more about teeth whitening and cost, we can help. Just give us a call today for more information or to schedule an appointment!