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750a Fulham Road, Fulham, London SW6 5SH
257 New Kings Road, Fulham, London, SW6 4RB

How much is teeth whitening at the dentist?

You’ve decided to whiten your teeth - that’s great! A healthier-looking smile can greatly boost your confidence and encourage you to take better care of your oral health generally. Exploring the options, you’ll notice that you have the choice between having your teeth whitened at the dentist or by using a home kit… which is better? And is it worth paying to have a dentist perform the whitening treatment? This article will look at what it costs to have your teeth whitened at the dentist and examine whether it’s worth it overall.

Teeth whitening at the dentist vs. Home kits

The appeal to many people regarding teeth whitening kits at home is the price. There’s no hiding the fact that at-home kits are cheaper than having your teeth whitened at the dentist. You can purchase the pack online and have it delivered to your door in the following few days.

Bear in mind, however, that the kit you receive won’t be as good as the treatment you receive at a dental facility. This is because dentists have access to much stronger formulas when performing the treatment; and these formulas aren’t typically available for commercial sale.

There are concerns about the legitimacy and effectiveness of at-home kits, which you should remain cautious about. Not only this, but there is a fair amount of work to be done by yourself with these at-home kits, and it’s understandable if you’re doubting whether you’ve followed the instructions 100% correctly. 

Therefore, you might want to remove any doubt and visit your dentist so they can perform the treatment for you. Our Pure Smiles dentists are experienced in whitening teeth and strive to deliver fantastic results with great care. Importantly, we take scans to make trays that fit your teeth and gums perfectly.

Yes, the cost will be higher than at-home kits, but you’re more likely to see the whiteness you desire than otherwise. In fact, you can select the shade of white that you desire for personalised treatment.

Access to the best whitening gels around makes dental visits a better choice for many who feel that the money is worth spending, as long as they see results. Our affordable pricing makes this treatment accessible to all.

If you have any caps, composite bonding, or veneers, for example, you need to remain aware that the whitening treatments will not change their colour. This is why it can be an advantage to see a dentist, who can advise what can be done to have all your teeth match, delivering prices in your consultation.

The verdict

Weighing up the evidence available, we feel that you’re going to receive better treatment and whitening with our dentists instead of at-home kits and it’s worth the extra money. That’s not to say there are no benefits to home kits, however, but going down this route carries risk and is still not cheap.

Are you ready to have your teeth whitened? Book a consultation today with Pure Smiles.

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