Many of our patients are interested in teeth whitening because stains and discoloration are among the most common cosmetic complaints people have about their teeth. There are so many different causes of yellowing and stains, from smoking to coffee and even certain medications, that it’s easy to see why so many of us deal with discolored teeth at some point in our lives. The good news is that professional teeth whitening is an effective solution for most of these stains. Are you wondering how much teeth whitening costs? We answer this question, along with some others you might have about the process, in the blog post below.
What does teeth whitening cost in the Tampa area?
There are a number of professional in-office and take-home teeth whitening solutions available, so prices can vary a great deal depending on the options you’re considering. At our practice, in-office teeth whitening costs ranges from $350-480, while our at-home whitening system ranges from $89-$295
What is the best whitener for your teeth?
The best whitener for your teeth depends on your needs, preferences, and lifestyle. What’s best for you might not be best for someone else! When you come in for a consultation, we will recommend a whitening treatment based on the extent of your stains and your treatment goals. In-office teeth whitening yields the most dramatic results in the shortest amount of time, while at-home teeth whitening is a good fit for more minor stains or for patients who prefer to whiten their teeth at home.
Is professional teeth whitening worth the cost?
Yes, professional teeth whitening is worth the cost for many reasons. The whitening kits you can purchase online or in stores are best suited for mild stains on the outermost layers of enamel. When these products are not used as directed, they can cause enamel erosion and gum irritation. Teeth whitening treatments from a dentist offer better results, they work faster, and they’re safer because they are supervised by your dentist.
Is teeth whitening covered by dental insurance?
Teeth whitening is a cosmetic dental procedure, which means it is not covered by dental insurance.
What is the safest form of teeth whitening?
Professional teeth whitening from an experienced cosmetic dentist is the safest form of teeth whitening available. Over-the-counter whitening products may carry the American Dental Association (ADA) seal indicating that they are safe and effective, but because these treatments are designed for lighter stains, many people use them more frequently or for longer amounts of time than recommended. This can cause tooth sensitivity, soft tissue irritation, and damage to the enamel.
How long does teeth whitening last?
Teeth whitening lasts as long as you maintain your results! We’ll provide you with aftercare instructions, but you’ll get the most out of your treatment if you break any habits that can cause discoloration, practice good home oral hygiene habits, and go to the dentist every six months for dental cleanings. When needed, use a take-home whitening kit to touch-up your smile.