One of the most frequently requested cosmetic dental procedures is teeth whitening. Why is it so popular? It’s simple: most people deal with discolored teeth at some point in their lives. Drinking coffee and tea, smoking, certain medications, and even aging can all cause your teeth to become stained or yellowed. Luckily, professional teeth whitening treatments are fast, non-invasive, and effective. If you’re wondering how much teeth whitening costs, we answer that question, along with some others you might have, in the blog post below.
What does teeth whitening cost in Aliso Viejo?
With so many in-office and at-home teeth whitening solutions available these days, prices can vary a great deal. We use Venus White Max whitening treatments because we feel Venus White Max provides the best results with the fewest side effects. In-office whitening costs $350, while at-home teeth whitening costs $400
What is the best whitener for your teeth?
There’s no one-size-fits-all whitening treatment that is the best. Patients have different needs and what is best for one person might not be the best for you. We will recommend a whitening solution to you based on the amount of discoloration you have, your desired outcomes, and your lifestyle. For patients who want dramatic results in the shortest amount of time, we recommend Venus White Max in-office teeth whitening because you’ll be able to achieve a brighter smile in under an hour. If you prefer to whiten your teeth at home or you have only mild stains, at-home whitening is an excellent solution.
Is professional teeth whitening worth the cost?
Yes, professional teeth whitening is worth the cost. Store-bought whitening kits are best for very mild surface stains; if you use these products improperly, you can cause irritation to your gums and enamel erosion. Professional teeth whitening treatments yield the best results, work faster, and are safer because they are overseen by your dentist.
Is teeth whitening covered by dental insurance?
Teeth whitening is considered a cosmetic procedure, and as such, it is not covered by dental insurance.
What is the safest form of teeth whitening?
Professional teeth whitening performed by a skilled cosmetic dentist is the safest form of teeth whitening. While it’s true that over-the-counter whitening products that carry the American Dental Association (ADA) seal are tested for safety, many people use them more frequently or for longer periods of time than recommended, which can lead to painful tooth sensitivity, irritation to the gums and other soft tissues, and damage to the enamel.
How long does teeth whitening last?
Teeth whitening will last for as long as you maintain your results. Follow the aftercare instructions we provide to you, break any habits that cause stains and discoloration, practice good oral hygiene habits, and get dental cleanings every six months. When needed, you can touch-up your smile with your at-home whitening trays and gel.