While all kids should see a dentist for teeth cleaning at least twice a year, some kids also want to have their teeth whitened. It's important for parents to know the potential risks and the costs of teeth cleaning and whitening.
The Cost and Importance of Teeth Cleaning
Preventive teeth cleanings are usually covered under most dental insurance policies. However, without health or dental insurance, teeth cleanings can cost between $127-$198.
The Cost and Risk of Teeth Whitening
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 or adolescents who received teeth whitening also had tooth sensitivity after using the bleaching treatment on their teeth.
If you need advice on whether the whitening treatment is good for your child, contact one of the kid-friendly general dentists at .
Treat Your Kid's Teeth at Kool Smiles
Kool Smiles offers affordable dental care for all kids across the country. From general dental procedures and cleanings to wisdom tooth removal and orthodontics — we have it all. Contact us today at (855) 854-3621 to learn more about our services or to set up a teeth cleaning appointment for your child.
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