How To Save Money On Teeth Whitening

Posted by Bimbita on January-4-2012 under Save Money

Here are some ways for How to save money on teeth whitening and to get professional teeth whitening at home. For those who are thinking of getting their teeth whitened professionally, there are simple kits that are available at the big departmental stores such as Wal-Mart, K-mart and many more. These are home teeth whitening kit and teeth can be whitened in the privacy of your home. They are much cheaper than going to a dentist and getting the teeth whitened by them. Now the flip side is that they aren’t half as effective as the professionally done teeth whitening. The home kits work but aren’t very effective. Before beginning the treatment, consult the doctor whether it can be done on your teeth or not. Some existing medical conditions can actually prevent you from getting your teeth whitened.

Member of dental discount plans and taking dental insurance plans

To save on teeth whitening, you can become a member of the dental discount plans. Now dental discount plans are easily available and can offer as much as 10% – 60% off on the various dental procedures. Teeth whitening come under the heading of cosmetic dentistry and some dental plans offer the cosmetic dentistry, while others don’t. Be sure to read the fine print, terms and the procedures covered under the dental plans before purchasing them.

Depending on where the dental plans are purchased from, the plans can cost $75 and above for individuals and about $150 and above for the whole family. Opt for the plan that covers most standard procedures and this can help the family to save considerably for the dental visits. Over the year, this can save quite a few hundred dollars depending on the dental plan that the family has opted for.

Dental insurance plans don’t cover the teeth whitening procedures as it’s considered being a cosmetic procedure. If the insurance company can be convinced that it’s more than cosmetic, then they might pay for the treatment.

Also, check out our post on How to save money on Health expenses.

Cost of various procedures

Before opting for the treatment, find out about the cost and see whether if the dental plan allows for it or not. There are various types of tooth whitening procedures that are currently available, each has a different cost. Some of the newest procedures offer the best results and are less sensitive for the patients. They are also faster than products that were used earlier. This makes them more attractive as compared to the older procedures, but this can make them more expensive as compared to the older products.

There are plenty of homemade recipes for teeth whitening. These are very cheap, but may not always have the desired effect of getting good pearly whites.

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