Teeth whitening is one of the most commonly requested cosmetic dental procedures because most people have stains and discolouration on their teeth at some point in their lives. Whether due to a habit of starting each day with a cup of coffee or smoking, there are many ways that teeth can become stained, but professional teeth whitening treatments are a simple, effective solution. Have you been wondering how much teeth whitening costs in Auckland? We answer this question in the blog post below, along with some other questions you may have about brightening your smile.

What does professional teeth whitening cost in Auckland?

The cost of professional teeth whitening depends on the procedure being performed, the dental practice you’re going to, and whether you choose to whiten one or both arches. At Caring 4 Smiles, our in-office power bleaching costs $550, while our take-home bleaching kit costs $450.  

What is the best whitener for your teeth?

We never take a one-size-fits-all approach to dentistry, and that includes teeth whitening. What’s best for you may not be best for someone else, and vice versa. The right teeth bleaching system depends on your unique needs, preferences, lifestyle, and treatment goals. Patients who want fast results or who have significant stains will find that they get the best results with our in-office power bleaching process, while anyone who prefers to whiten their smile from the comfort of home or who only has very minor stains will prefer take-home bleaching.

Is professional teeth whitening worth the cost?

Yes, professional teeth whitening is worth the cost. We use professional-grade products that yield better results and work faster than over-the-counter (and more dilute) solutions. Most over-the-counter products are formulated for only mild stains on the outermost layers of enamel. Teeth whitening from a dentist is also safer, as we take steps to protect your soft tissues from damage.

What is the safest form of teeth whitening?

Professional teeth whitening from a NZ registered cosmetic dentist is the safest form of teeth whitening available. Although over-the-counter teeth whitening solutions may also be safe, because they have less strength, people often use them more frequently or for longer amounts of time than recommended, which can cause soft tissue irritation, tooth enamel damage, and painful sensitivity. 

How long does teeth whitening last?

Your whiter smile will last as long as you take the necessary steps to maintain your results. Our office will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions, but you’ll get the most out of your treatment if you drop any habits that can cause discolouration, practice good home oral hygiene habits, and visit us every six months for dental cleanings. When needed, use a take-home bleaching kit to touch-up your smile if you notice stains starting to come back.

Learn More About Professional Teeth Whitening

If you’re interested in brightening your smile with professional teeth whitening treatments, contact us today at 09 631 5416 to schedule an appointment for a consultation with one of our cosmetic dentists.