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 toothpaste to mouthwashes, whitening strips and gels, there is no one right answer and you may have many questions 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.

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Whitening Toothpaste

For example, a whitening toothpaste can cost upwards to $8. This toothpaste is usually made with peroxide added in them that will help whiten your teeth every time you brush them. Though a relatively inexpensive method, whitening toothpaste is often best used as teeth whitening maintenance. Whitening mouthwashes also work well for teeth whitening maintenance in-between professional sessions.

Teeth Whitening Strips

Whitening strips are generally affordable, though the “level” of the system you purchase will determine it’s the price. For instance, white strips labeled to be ‘professional strength’ are often more expensive than those that are just plain whitening strips. If you’re wondering how much do whitening strips costs? The price of these strips will vary but most of them fall within the $20-$60 range.

At-Home Teeth Whitening Systems

There is a variety of at-home tooth whitening systems but most of them use some sort of whitening gel or liquid that you apply 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. Dr. Collins’ teeth whitening gel can help your teeth whiten up to 8 shades lighter. It’s also a professional product!

In-Office Teeth Whitening

In-office, professional teeth whitening costs vary depending on how many treatments you require and the teeth whitening system used. It also depends if you plan to use an at-home maintenance routine. This usually involves using a whitening gel to maintain your new pearly whites. You can expect in-office tooth whitening in Spokane to cost $100-$350 per session though they become more costly if you are given an at-home whitening system as well. If you’re interested in using Dr. Collins’ whitening gel to whiten your teeth at a professional level, the cost is well worth the results.

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 a relief in sight!

Get a Whiter Smile with Professional Teeth Whitening

Work with Drs. Ken & Marnie Collins to find out which type of teeth whitening will work best for you as all sorts 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 & Aesthetics at (509) 532-1111 to learn more about Dr. Collins’ whitening gel treatment options.