Professional teeth whitening has quickly become the cosmetic dentistry procedure of choice. The process is fast, simple, and relatively inexpensive considering the aesthetic enhancement you get in return. Some patients only require a single 90-minute appointment to increase the shade of their teeth by several times while others need a few sessions. Whatever your situation, Dr. Vanama of Discovery Dental in Issaquah can help you achieve a beautiful smile. Like most patients, you probably have questions about the cost. We’ll do our best to answer, “How much is it to get your teeth whitened?”

Teeth Whitening Options You Perform Yourself

Many patients come to Discovery Dental after first attempting to use a teeth whitening kit purchased from a drugstore and feeling disappointed with the results. It’s common for these kits to be messy, uncomfortable, and produce no noticeable difference in teeth brightness. Among the most common are paint-on teeth whiteners, brightening toothpaste and mouthwash, and teeth whitening strips. Costs can vary from about $10 to over $50.

We understand that cost is a major consideration for most patients since the majority of dental insurance companies consider this a cosmetic procedure and don’t cover it. We are happy to offer options for every budget. Our take-home teeth whitening kit provides you with professional strength gel that comes in a slightly lower concentration than what we use in the office. These run for approximately $100. You may need more than one kit if your teeth are severely stained or resistant to bleaching gel.

Professional Teeth Whitening at Discovery Dental

So many factors go into your final cost for in-office teeth whitening that it’s difficult to provide an exact quote. We usually tell our patients to set aside approximately $600 to $1,200 for the entire procedure. Those who pay more require multiple sessions to get the results they desire. If you have a Health Savings Account, you pay be able to pay for some or all of the procedure with pre-tax dollars. We also encourage you to look into special financing options such as Care Credit.

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