The color of your teeth can really make or break your smile. No one wants to have to show-off a smile that is discolored and dull. Those who are confident in their smiles usually have teeth that are white and bright. The good thing about tooth discoloration is that it is easily fixed and can even be done from the comfort of your own home. Below are some teeth whitening methods to consider though Dr. Dunayer always advises his patients to speak to a dentist first before using any type of whitening method.

At-Home Teeth Whitening Methods

Those on a tight budget often look towards using at-home whitening methods that can be bought off store shelves or online. These methods work for some while others don’t see a highly noticeable improvement. At-home whitening methods lack the strength of most whitening products that are used professionally, such as those provided by Dr. Dunayer. However, some patients do see some success (but it takes quite a while).

Whitening Toothpastes and Mouthwashes

Toothpastes and mouthwashes for whitening purposes are probably the most inexpensive method to teeth whitening, however it’s important to note that you generally won’t get a vastly whiter smile just by using these products. They can cost upwards to $7-$8 and are best used as maintenance products.

Whitening Strips

All sorts of dental companies now make whitening strips that can be placed over the teeth and worn for a few minutes each day. These strips come in all different strengths, including ones meant for those with sensitive gums. Whitening strips can cost anywhere from $20-$60, depending on the brand, strength, and amount of strips purchased. Whitening strips work well for those with minimal discoloration but are great for maintenance.

The Cost of Take-Home Professions Tooth Whitening Systems

You’ve seen the commercials and probably seen the products on the shelves that promise whiter teeth at home. Often times at-home whitening systems use some sort of peroxide based gel or liquid that is put on the teeth for 30-45 minutes a day. Some systems use a mouthpiece while others do not. The price for these systems vary but they often fall within the $100-$200 range.

In-Office Teeth Whitening Costs

In-office whitening provided by Dr. Dunayer is the best way to achieve a whiter and more noticeably brighter smile. These methods are usually of professional strength and can be administered properly to ensure that you’re able to get the results you want. In-office whitening uses peroxide-based gel along with a light source that activates the cleansing ingredients within the gel. There are all sorts of in-office whitening systems though the price for them is usually about the same, ranging from $400-$700 dollars.

Don’t suffer with a discolored smile anymore. If you want much more confidence in yourself, your smile can help show it. With teeth whitening you’ll no longer be afraid to show off your smile. In fact you won’t be able to stop smiling! Contact Dr. Dunayer’s office today to schedule a teeth whitening consultation.