One of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures offered at our practice is teeth whitening. Most people deal with stains and yellowing at some point in their lives, whether due to smoking, coffee drinking, or simply getting older. Teeth whitening treatments are simple, fast, non-invasive, and effective, but how much do they cost? We answer this question and some others you might have in the blog post below.
What does teeth whitening cost in Scarsdale?
There are a number of different at-home and in-office teeth whitening systems available these days, which means the cost of teeth whitening in Scarsdale varies depending on which practice you choose and the system they use.
What is the best whitener for your teeth?
There’s no one-size-fits-all answer to this question—the best whitener for your teeth depends on your treatment goals, lifestyle, and needs. For dramatic results in a short amount of time, in-office teeth whitening is the gold standard because it allows you to achieve a noticeably whiter smile in just one visit to our office. If your stains are minor or if you’d prefer to whiten your teeth at home, consider an at-home bleaching kit. When you come to our office for a consultation, we can discuss your options and help you select the best one for your circumstances.
Is professional teeth whitening worth the cost?
Yes, professional teeth whitening is worth the cost. Although there are many store-bought teeth bleaching products available, they are most effective for very light surface stains and, when used improperly, have the potential to irritate your gums or cause enamel erosion. Professional teeth whitening works faster, yields better results, and it’s safer since it’s either performed or overseen by your dentist.
Is teeth whitening covered by dental insurance?
Teeth whitening is not covered by dental insurance because it is considered a cosmetic procedure.
What is the safest form of teeth whitening?
Professional teeth whitening from a qualified dentist is the safest way to brighten your smile. Store-bought teeth bleaching products that carry the American Dental Association (ADA) seal are also safe when used as directed, but it’s common for people to use them more frequently or for longer periods of time than recommended in order to enhance their results since these products are not as strong as those offered by a dentist. This can cause irritation to the soft tissues, tooth sensitivity, and damage to the enamel.
How long does teeth whitening last?
Your teeth whitening will last as long as you maintain your results. We’ll provide you with detailed aftercare instructions to follow; this, along with good oral hygiene habits and touch-ups with an at-home teeth whitening kit will keep your smile bright.