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Breaking Down Laser Teeth Whitening Cost

Clarissa Harper

Laser teeth whitening is a highly effective way to whiten your teeth. It's becoming more popular among average people who are looking to correct a dull smile. So what does laser teeth whitening cost? This article will break down not only the financial cost but also the time and maintenance costs involved so you have a full picture of what you can expect.

Teeth whitening, BEA, Los Angeles, CA 2.JPGLooking at the financial cost

This is, of course, one of the first things a person will look at when considering a teeth whitening treatment. Dental insurance typically does not cover the cost of whitening treatments, so if you are interested in this procedure, chances are you will have to foot the bill yourself. Teeth whitening options vary in price and effectiveness. Laser treatments tend to be at the higher end of both ranges. Although the price will depend on your dentist and the discoloration of your teeth, you can expect to pay around $1,000 for the procedure.

Looking at the time cost

If you are a busy person on the go, time costs are important to you. If something takes too much time, some people tend to move on to the next thing. Fortunately for these people, a laser teeth whitening appointment can fit into anyone's busy schedule easily. The whole procedure takes about one hour. Typically, you only need to go for one treatment to see a noticeable improvement in the color of your teeth.

Looking at the maintenance cost

When deciding on a teeth whitening method, consider the maintenance involved after the procedure. Practice good dental hygiene to ensure that your investment in a brighter smile lasts as long as possible. Even with the dramatic results that follow a laser whitening treatment, these changes will fade over time. On average, the whitening effect should last anywhere from six months to one year. You can help maintain your beautiful smile with the following dental care habits:

  1. Avoid drinks that stain your teeth, such as coffee and tea. Learn more about foods that can actually help brighten your smile in the Colgate Oral Care resources.
  2. Brush with a whitening toothpaste. Colgate Optic White toothpaste can help keep your teeth white.
  3. Schedule a follow-up treatment every six months.

So, to answer the question of what laser teeth whitening costs: It will cost more money than other options, but you will get instant results after one treatment. The time savings may be worth it as well. As with other whitening treatments, you can cut down on follow-up visits by investing in a good maintenance plan that includes a good whitening toothpaste.

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