If you’re considering professional teeth whitening treatments, you likely have a number of questions. What does it cost? Does it really work? Is it worth it? Because so many of our patients have the same types of questions, we’ve decided to answer them all in a blog post.
What does teeth whitening cost in Midtown NYC?
While we can’t speak for other dentists, we are happy to be completely transparent about the cost of teeth whitening at Madison Dental Arts. We charge $750 for in-office teeth whitening treatments, along with take home trays that allows you to enhance your results and touch-up your teeth as needed. For just the at-home teeth bleaching kit with custom made bleach trays, we charge $500.
Is it worth getting your teeth whitened at the dentist?
Absolutely—and we’ll tell you why! Professional teeth whitening treatments utilize professional-grade bleaching gels, which means you’ll get more impressive results in a shorter amount of time. Because your treatments will be conducted or overseen by a dentist, you’re less likely to suffer soft tissue damage or long-lasting tooth sensitivity. In addition, there’s an ever-increasing number of questionable whitening products on the market today, particularly those available on the internet. They can damage your tooth enamel, causing your teeth to become more yellow instead of whiter.
How long does teeth whitening last?
If you follow the instructions we give you to maintain your results, you can expect your teeth whitening to last up to three years after treatment. If your teeth were stained or yellowed due to habits like smoking, it’s important not to go back to those habits after whitening, or you can expect discoloration to return.
How can I whiten my teeth in a day?
The only way to have noticeably whiter teeth in a single day is with in-office professional teeth whitening treatments. They provide the most dramatic results in the shortest amount of time.
How can I make my teeth whiter naturally?
Many of our patients want to know natural ways to whiten their teeth without needing professional treatments. We understand wanting to take the natural route, but when it comes to teeth whitening, natural treatments that might seem harmless and safe can actually do quite a bit of damage to your teeth. Home remedies often rely upon harsh abrasives or acids to remove stains; not only do these do a mediocre job of whitening, they can also wear away your tooth enamel. This leaves your teeth more yellow, sensitive, and susceptible to cavities.
Why are my teeth yellow when I brush them everyday?
If you have great oral hygiene habits but your teeth are still discolored, the first step in figuring out the cause is to take a look at your habits. Do you smoke? Do you drink a lot of coffee or tea? Often these are the causes of yellowing. Certain medications can cause tooth discoloration as well. If you’ve ruled these out, it may simply be a matter of aging—as we get older, our teeth naturally start to yellow. The good news is that teeth whitening can shave years off of your appearance!