Dental bleaching, also known as teeth whitening, is a simple and non-invasive cosmetic dentistry procedure that can help you achieve your ideal smile.
With an increasing number of celebrities and influencers flaunting their pearly white smiles on red carpets and social media, the popularity of whitening treatments has skyrocketed in recent years. But, if you’ve thought about getting your teeth whitened, you’ve probably wondered how much teeth whitening costs.
Teeth can become discoloured for various reasons, but what you eat and drink are the most influential factors in tooth colour changes. Certain foods and beverages, such as coffee, red wine, curries, and soy sauce, can leave chemical compounds that stain your teeth, and smoking, in addition to being bad for your health, can cause severe discolouration.
Brushing your teeth twice a day can help keep them clean and remove residual food or drink stains, but teeth will naturally lose their white colour over time, no matter how well you care for them.
Teeth whitening is not a novel procedure. It can be traced back to the ancient Egyptians, who saw whiter teeth as a symbol of wealth and beauty, a trend that has continued throughout history. So the Egyptians ground up pumice stone and mixed it with white vinegar to make a paste, which they then applied to their teeth to whiten their smiles.
Dentists prescribed peroxide gels as a treatment for gum disease, which led to the development of teeth whitening as we know it today. Dentists were trying to figure out a way to keep the gel on the gums longer in the 1980s. During their experiments, they discovered that one of the side effects of using the gel was that patients’ teeth became whiter.
Since the 1980s, this discovery has influenced how teeth whitening products are administered and how new treatments have evolved. This blog post will look at the various methods for getting whiter teeth and the factors that influence the cost.
The Price of Teeth Whitening
Your Revitalise dentist will take moulds of your teeth during your initial consultation to create your whitening trays. Your Boutique whitening kit will be ready once we have created your personalised whitening trays.
The cost of teeth whitening depends on your chosen treatment and how discoloured your teeth are. Our teeth whitening treatments start at £500 at Revitalise Dental Centre, and we are an official provider of the highly regarded Boutique Whitening solution.
Boutique Whitening is a home whitening kit your dentist will provide you with. They offer two treatment options: day and night, the only difference being the length of time they are worn. The night treatment is intended to be worn for four hours or overnight, whereas the day treatment is intended for one hour per day. This treatment is adaptable and can work around your schedule.
Compared to home whitening kits, which include trays that are ‘one size fits all,’ the cost of professional teeth whitening includes the creation of bespoke trays.
During your first session, a mould of your teeth will be taken and sent to the laboratory, where a tray will be created to fit perfectly within your mouth. You can be confident that bespoke trays for your teeth will not slip or irritate your gums and will be comfortable to wear and simple to use.
While doing the whitening treatments at home, your dentist will guide you, and appointments at Revitalise Dental Centre will accompany your treatment. Your initial appointment allows us to assess your oral health and ensure that there are no underlying issues that need to be addressed first.
Once your oral health has been determined to be in good condition, your Boutique Whitening treatment will begin, and an impression of your teeth will be taken to allow your custom trays to be created. During your second session, you will be given your home whitening kit, including your custom trays. Your dentist will show you how to apply the gel correctly and safely and how much you should use.