Have you ever deleted a picture of yourself because your teeth look too yellow? Or maybe you’ve gone so far as to stop smiling as much as you normally would because you are too embarrassed because your teeth are not white enough. It’s important to be proud of your smile and a big part of that confidence comes from knowing your teeth are a perfect shade of bright white. There are many different methods you can use to whiten your teeth, and which one you choose can be influenced by how much you want to spend. Here is a breakdown of some of the most popular methods of teeth whitening, and how much they typically cost.
Everyone uses toothpaste every day, so this is the easiest way to incorporate teeth whitening into your daily routine. These products typically remove the stains that sit on the surface of your teeth. Stains like these can come from things you do every day like drinking red wine or coffee. They can also help remove tobacco stains on your teeth from smoking. Whitening toothpastes are one of the most cost-effective ways to brighten your smile, but it will take a bit longer to see results than some of the other methods on this list. Most whitening toothpastes contain an abrasive ingredient such as silica to remove the surface stains. You can get a good quality whitening toothpaste for under $10 per tube. Most major toothpaste brands have a whitening version, so you can usually find your favourite at your local supermarket or chemist.
Another pretty affordable option is a mouthwash that can help to whiten your teeth while killing any bad bacteria in your mouth. This option hovers around $10 per bottle. There are a lot of options out there including some organic mouthwashes for people who prefer that type of dental care. Whitening agents in mouthwashes vary greatly depending on the brand you buy, so read the ingredients if you want to see which method your mouthwash uses. Some people recommend using these mouthwashes in conjunction with whitening strips or toothpastes to make your teeth even whiter.
If you’re interested in whitening your teeth at home, there are a lot of different whitening strips kits available. These little strips come pre-loaded with whitening formula on one side. You peel them off a protective sheet and place them on your upper and lower teeth. The amount of time you will need to leave them on varies depending on the type of kit you use. You will also need to do them for a set amount of time (days or weeks) to get the best results. Getting a package of strips is a bit more expensive than toothpaste, and you’ll usually pay between $30 - $50 for a box depending on which type you choose. Pearly Whites Australia’s coconut and charcoal infused whitening strips are ideal for quick, effective whitening while still being gentle on the teeth and gums.
At Home Whitening Kits
At-home whitening systems come in a variety of shapes, sizes and price points. You’ll need to carefully examine the ingredients to be sure of what a particular kit contains as well as the active ingredient and how much of it is in the kit. Priced from $79.95 our professional at home teeth whitening systems contain the highest legal percentage of whitening gel in Australia and our kits contain all you need to whiten in the convenience of your own home and the results speak for themselves.
Teeth Whitening at Your Dentist’s Office
Most offices now offer whitening options for patients who wish to have a brighter smile. This type of whitening option will vary in price depending on the dentist you use, so it is best to check with them to learn their rates. However, the average cost of whitening is around $800 per visit. You’ll see results after the first visit but dentists will usually advise 3 to 6 visits for optimal results.
It is important to note that no whitening treatment will produce permanent results, the stains will gradually build up again and you will need to keep whitening. How often you need to whiten will depend on your choice of whitening product.
As you can see, there are a lot of different ways for you to get whiter teeth. You can choose the treatment that is right for you by considering a few factors such as how stained your teeth are, how soon you want to see results, and how much you want to spend.