Cost of Teeth Cleaning and Whitening | Kool Smiles
While all kids should see a dentist for teeth cleaning at least twice a year, some kids may also want to consider getting their teeth whitened. Keep reading to learn about the cost of teeth cleaning and whitening and if it's a good decision for your child.
The Cost and Importance of Teeth Cleaning
A basic teeth cleaning by a general dentist can help your child's teeth grow healthy and strong. Professional cleanings can also reduce the risk of tooth decay or gum disease.
Is Teeth Cleaning and Whitening Necessary for My Child?
Since teeth whitening is not considered preventive care, this treatment tends to be costly, even with dental insurance. On average, the cost of professional whitening is estimated to be around $650. This usually requires a take-home teeth whitening tray to continue treatment.
There is a lot debate about the risk of whitening children's and adolescents' permanent teeth. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AADP) found that one in every two to three children who received teeth whitening also had tooth sensitivity after using the bleaching treatment on their teeth.
If you're concerned about your child's teeth discoloration and how to treat it at home, we have a blog post about What To Do About Tooth Stains. For additional advice on whether the whitening treatment is good for your child, contact one of the kid-friendly general dentists at Kool Smiles.
Treat Your Kid's Teeth at Kool Smiles
Kool Smiles offers affordable dental care for kids all across the country. From general dental procedures and cleanings to wisdom tooth removal and orthodontics—we have it all.
Contact us today to learn more about our services or set up a teeth cleaning appointment for your child.
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