Let’s face it; a lot of dental procedures are extremely expensive and for that reason a lot of patients opt-out of undergoing certain cosmetic procedures just for cost reason alone. However, if you are unsatisfied with your smile, there are affordable options available. Teeth whitening, however, is an affordable cosmetic dentistry procedure that will give you pearly whites without breaking the bank. Below are some teeth whitening methods to consider:
Whitening Toothpastes / Mouthwashes – Using whitening toothpastes and mouthwashes is one of the most affordable ways to whiten your smile. These methods are best for those with very minimal discoloration, otherwise they are best to use in order to maintain a whiter smile as opposed for whitening purposes. Those with less-than-minimal discoloration may not get wanted results. Toothpastes and mouthwashes usually cost $5-$8 and can be found almost anywhere.
Whitening Strips – Whitening strips are a bit more pricey, with costs ranging from $20-$60, depending on the brand and strength you purchase. Whitening strips are thin films applied to the teeth for 15-30 minutes a day and work through the use of a peroxide-based gel. They work for those with some discoloration but will not work for severe discoloration. They are also suitable for maintenance purposes.
Professional Teeth Whitening Systems for At-Home Use – For those with a bit more severe tooth discoloration whitening systems may be able to help. These systems generally cost around $200, depending on the brand, type, amount of applications, and the strength. Professional grade-strength products are often more expensive. These systems work similar to those used in-office, requiring patients to apply a peroxide gel to the teeth to get rid of surface stains.
In-Office Tooth Whitening – Patients with severe discoloration or those who have not achieved wanted results with other methods often look towards in-office whitening. Dr. Siegel whitens all sorts of smiles using in-office techniques, most of which require use of a peroxide gel and a light source to activate the ingredients. At our Philadelphia dental office, we also offer extreme teeth bleaching for use in cases of severely stained teeth. Many times, Dr. Siegel will equip in-office whitening patients with a take home system for proper upkeep. In-office teeth whitening is the most pricey teeth whitening option, usually costing $400-$600.
In-office whitening techniques will provide you with amazing results that boost your self-confidence. Book a consultation online now to talk with Dr. Siegel about teeth whitening. In just one appointment you could have a smile of a celebrity!