Many people who yearn to have their teeth whiten are aware that the best approach would be to have it done by professionals. But the question which would pop up immediately in their head is how much professional teeth whitening cost.
Well, there are quite a number of factors involved when it comes to cost. Some of them are location of the dentist, reputation of the dental clinic, the type of whitening procedure recommended and the quality of the products used.
But in many parts of the US, the average is between $400 and $800 per treatment. Some clients need more than one treatment.
So the best thing to do before going to see the professional would be to do some research. Ask your circle of friends, colleagues and relatives. Surf the internet too for more information. But never compare based on price alone! The adage “you get what you paid for” also rings true in the area of professional teeth whitening.
Take note that certain procedures recommended by dentist may require you to do follow-ups at home. That means the total cost would be higher. One you need to pay the dentist and secondly you need to buy whiteners for use at home.
In essence, the total cost to whiten teeth by professional really depends on the method used. If the oral surgeon opt to use lasers, then your pocket will burn very deeply.
Be careful not to fall prey for those advertisements, some of them put up by dentists themselves, that your teeth can be whiten in only a single visit and in only one hour of treatment. Who doesn’t want this type of service where you walk into a clinic and have teeth like those celebrities have in an hour’s time.
Unfortunately, that is a blatant lie most of the time. This is because dental journals have repeatedly said that to have acceptable whiten teeth takes needs at least three to six treatments! Going to the clinic three to six times for a brighter and white smile is not a problem for most people but unfortunately, the cost also basically goes up by three to six times!
So, in a nutshell, it all boils down to what you want and whether you have the budget. But generally speaking, if you want guaranteed results the best option I would recommend is to see teeth whitening professionals. They are trained for this.