The Cheapest Ways to Whiten Your Teeth
Hi, everyone! Today we’re talking about something we’ve all wondered about before at some point or another: “What is the cheapest way to whiten my teeth?” Because, really, who doesn’t want to get whiter teeth and save some money at the same time?
so what are the Cheapest (and Most Expensive) Ways to Whiten Your Teeth?
If you’ve tried whitening your teeth before, you probably know how daunting it can be to choose the right method that also fits your budget at the same time. Today we’re going to go over a quick overview of the different ways you can whiten your teeth and just how much they’re going to set you back. Let’s start with the most affordable version first, and work our way up from there. Keep reading below to find out five different ways to whiten your teeth and how much they are each going to cost you.
1. Oil Pulling (Avg. $10-$40/2-4 weeks)
Who saw this coming? Sorry guys, we may be a little biased here. But we can’t help it! Oil pulling is our favourite, most affordable way to whiten our teeth at home. As a side bonus, it is 100% natural and safe for sensitive teeth and pregnant and breastfeeding women. You can oil pull using the coconut oil you already have at home, or if you want to try out a mint flavoured coconut oil or need to oil pull on the go, check out our Coco Rinse here. Oil pulling is definitely the cheapest, safest route to go in terms of whitening your teeth, although it will take longer to see results than getting your teeth professionally whitened at your dentist (see #5). Tradeoffs, people!
2. Trays (Avg. $50/set)
At home whitening trays are nothing new and have been around for a long time now. While many reviews have said they worked well for them (depending on the brand), they do involve making your own mouth guard which you wear while the gel whitens your teeth. While they have been proven to be effective, be careful about where you apply the gel, as it can irritate your gums and is not safe to swallow.
3. Crest Whitestrips (Avg. $60/2 weeks)
Crest has always been one of the biggest players in the teeth whitening game. They offer a variety of options for your budget depending on how quickly you need to whiten your teeth. However, the strips have been known to increase tooth sensitivity (trust us, we speak from personal past experience!) so just be aware of this if you do suffer from sensitive teeth.
4. At Home UV Whitening Kit (Avg. $75/ 2 weeks)
Recently these at home UV Whitening kits have started to gain more popularity. Based on a similar system as professional teeth whitening services performed by your dentist, the biggest pro of using these is that the whitening process can all be done at home over a period of a few weeks. They are a bit more expensive, however, and the consensus is mixed on whether or not they are safe to use so just make sure you do your research before buying.
5. Whitening Treatment at Dentist (Avg. $300/visit)
By far the most expensive option, you can also get your teeth whitened at your dentist’s office. This practice is performed by most dentists and is extremely effective. While you are guaranteed immediate results in about an hour and a half, many have reported that their teeth became painfully sensitive afterwards. Again, just another tradeoff you will have to consider when searching for that bright, white smile!
Well, there you have it. We hope you enjoyed our list of the cheapest (and most expensive) ways to whiten your teeth. Probably the most glaring insight to come from this post is the reminder that life involves tradeoffs, even when it comes to whiter teeth. Only you can decide how much money you’re willing to spend, how much time you’re willing to put in, or what kind of chemicals you’re willing to use to get that sparkling white smile we all desire. Happy whitening folks!