Professional Quality to Balance the Cost of Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening can brighten your smile and boost your self-confidence. Professional whitening is able to provide significant benefits over options available at your local drug store. Dr. Jeffrey J. Emmi offers both in-office and take-home teeth whitening kits for his patients’ convenience. If you have teeth that appear yellow or stained, we can help you experience the advantages of prescription-strength whitening that makes the cost of teeth whitening worthwhile at our Wilmington, DE, practice.

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The Cost of Different Whitening Treatments

The cost of overall whitening will vary for each type of treatment, and you will find many different brands to choose from. In general, patients have three types of teeth whitening treatments to choose from. Several less-effective options can be found in local pharmacies and stores for purchase over the counter. The two professional forms of whitening must be provided by a dentist, but can achieve more significant results. We can provide whitening treatment in the office or as a kit for you to conveniently use at home.

Non-professional Whitening

Many patients choose to use non-professional whitening kits because of the cost and convenience. However, while these options do tend to cost less than professional options, and do not require any visits to a dental office, they do not provide the same benefits as you can receive through treatment supervised by a professional.

Whitening toothpastes remove only surface stains, and typically result in teeth about one shade brighter. Whitening strips and gels usually contain hydrogen peroxide that will only improve the whiteness of teeth by a couple of shades. In addition, these treatments often have varying strengths of active ingredients. You can experience significant tooth sensitivity without the help of a dental professional, making office-provided cosmetic treatments a worthwhile investment.

Take-home Kits

For slightly more than non-professional treatments, our office can provide a customized take-home whitening kit for you. This treatment tends to be more affordable than in-office treatments, and allows you to whiten your teeth at your own pace and convenience. We offer both Rembrandt® and Opalescence® treatments for your take-home kits. The brand you choose and the amount of whitening gel required to reach your goals can affect your cost. The strength of the gel used can also affect the cost of your treatment, with high-strength gels costing more. We will work with you to find the right strength of active ingredients to help you avoid any discomfort and sensitivity from treatment, as well as fit your financial goals. 

Non-professional treatments often have varying strengths of active ingredients. You can experience significant tooth sensitivity without the help of a dental professional, making office-provided cosmetic treatments a worthwhile investment.

In-office Treatment

In-office treatments are often the most expensive of whitening treatments, but can provide the most significant, immediate results. In as little as an hour, you can leave our office with a smile that is up to eight shades brighter. This treatment can provide significant results before a major social event or gathering. You can also maintain your results with a take-home kit, ensuring your brighter smile and financial investment lasts.

Brighten Your Smile

Our office can help you experience the significant benefits that come from receiving professional teeth whitening. If you feel your teeth could benefit from treatment, schedule a whitening appointment today.

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