We’ve all seen the commercials and browsed the shelves of our local grocery stores looking at the variety of teeth whitening products that are available to us. From toothpastes to mouthwashes, whitening strips and gels, there obviously is no one right answer when it comes to teeth whitening. Of course, one major factor in teeth whitening is the cost. Some systems are affordable while others can cost hundreds of dollars.
Toothpastes used for whitening – For example, whitening toothpastes can cost upwards to $8. These toothpastes are usually made with peroxide added in them that will help whiten your teeth every time you brush them. Though a relatively inexpensive method, whitening toothpastes are often best used as whitening maintenance. The same goes for whitening mouthwashes as well.
Whitening strips – Whitening strips are generally affordable, though the “level” of the system you purchase will determine it’s price. For instance white strips labeled to be ‘professional strength’ are often more expensive than those that are just plain whitening strips. The price of these strips will vary but most of them fall within the $20-$60 range.
At-home teeth whitening systems – There are a variety of at home tooth whitening systems but most of them involve using some sort of whitening gel or liquid that is applied to the teeth for 30 minutes a day to see results. At home teeth whitening systems generally cost $200-$350, depending on the brand, the strength of the gel provided, and any extras included in the system, such as a 3 month maintenance package.
In-office teeth whitening – In-office, professional teeth whitening costs vary depending on how many treatments you require, the teeth whitening system used, and if you are also paired with an at-home maintenance routine which usually involves the use of a whitening gel to maintain your new pearly whites. In office tooth whitening in Spokane usually costs $100-$350 per session though they become more costly if you are given an at home whitening system as well.
Though it never hurts to be frugal and money-wise, when it comes to teeth whitening methods, you often get what you pay for. But before you go to the store and purchase a random teeth whitening system off the shelf, it’s important that you first consider what type of results you are looking for, the extent of your discoloration, and what type of product is most suitable for you. It’s ideal to speak to a cosmetic dentist about what teeth whitening method is best for you before you use any product on your teeth. A lot of patients suffer from sensitive gums and teeth without ever knowing it and the chemicals used in some teeth whitening systems may irritate such symptoms and can cause discomfort.
If you’re tired of hiding your smile because of discoloration, there is always relief in sight! Work with Drs. Ken & Marnie Collins to find out which type of teeth whitening will work best for you as there are all sorts that provide a wide spectrum of results. From in-office whitening, monitored whitening and at home methods, you’re sure to love your new whiter and brighter smile.
Call Collins Dentistry & Aestheitcs at 509-368-7788 in Spokane or 509-228-3998 in Spokane Valley, to learn more.
Or office in Spokane is located at:
3151 E. 28th Ave.
Spokane, WA 99223
Office phone # 509-368-7788