Teeth Whitening Costs and Effects
Bleach-based or non-bleach based are the 2 basic types of
teeth whitening measures. See which of the whitening
procedures best suit you and your pocket.
The cheapest possible option is to use teeth whitening
toothpastes. These contain polishing agents that help
remove everyday, light stains which are also known as
They don’t have bleach and are not as powerful or as
expensive as hydrogen peroxide based teeth whitening
The latter is a bleaching chemical that helps lighten
surface stains along with more stubborn, inner stains on
Such hydrogen peroxide based whitening products are applied
orally, with a brush to the teeth enamel.
Such products are available in 2 forms
– the first is gel which is applied for a restricted number
of days till you can see the desired effect on your teeth.
The results of the gel normally last for a few months after
which, your teeth will begin to yellow and stain as before.
Of course, you may use natural teeth whitening remedies to
continue the effect of this gel for a slightly longer
period of time. Gels usually don’t cost more than $20 or so
but they must be applied at least twice a day.
Teeth whitening strips are another option costing about $50
and containing peroxide. You may also consider the more
expensive and more permanent procedures like in-office
whitening and tray- based whitening.