One of the first things that people think about when they’re considering getting their teeth whitened is the price. Some have heard that getting it done in the dentist’s office is quite expensive, and therefore think that it’s more worth their while to do it themselves at home. But, this is only partly true. Yes, going to the dentist to have your teeth whitened is expensive. But, doing it at home can be even more expensive.
If you get your teeth whitened at the dentist, it will cost you about $500 – $800 per session. How many sessions you need a year will depend on how stained your teeth are and how many foods with high pigmentation you eat, as that will stain your teeth again faster. While this price may seem exorbitant at first, it’s important to keep in mind that going to the dentist is the only really effective way to whiten your teeth. This means that while you’ll be paying a high price at first, you won’t have to pay it again, at least for a little while.
At-home whitening kits that you can buy over the counter may seem really cheap, being priced at only $15 – $50, depending on the type of treatment you choose. But, you also need to consider that because these methods aren’t effective, you’ll end up paying a lot of money because you’ll have to buy them over and over again.
Being thrifty in life is definitely a great way to live, but when you’re getting your teeth whitened, it’s no time to scrimp. Paying the high initial cost will ensure that at the end of the treatment, your teeth are the beautiful shade of white that you want them to be, and that you won’t have to spend any more money, or stress worrying about them!