How much does it cost to clean your teeth?

Updated April 17, 2017

Dental hygiene is imperative, and cleaning your teeth is the first step toward their long term preservation. Avoid cavities, unsightly chipped teeth, tooth decay and gum disease by simply cleaning your teeth. There are several ways in which people can clean their teeth. The method in which you choose determines the price.

General Teeth Cleaning Costs

Standard dental cleaning ranges between £19 and £97. There are state programs that assists with dental costs for low-income families. Children under the age of 13 can normally receive free services. Contact the United States Department of Health and Human Services for more information about specific qualifications for low income families.

Deep Cleaning Costs

Deep cleansing focuses on the removal of plaque from the surface of teeth and gum line. This process is more expensive than a standard cleaning because the scaling and root planning, is performed in quarters, which can range between £65 per quarter. The cost of the entire mouth or all four quarters (upper right, upper left, lower right, lower left) can average between £260 and £1,040.

Micro Ultrasonic Cleaning Costs

Micro ultrasonic cleanings costs about the same as scaling and root planning procedures. If you have dental insurance, micro ultrasonic cleanings are usually included every three or six months, depending on your dental provider. For preventive dental care, co-payments are usually waived.

Cosmetic Cleaning Costs

Cosmetic whitening can also be beneficial in eliminating discolouration and removing stains on teeth. Whitening also brightens the natural pigmentation of teeth, improving teeth up to four shades. Cosmetic dentistry, specifically laser whitening can range between £390 and £780.

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Shana Morgan began writing professionally in the 2004. She is a college student majoring in English and journalism and will be attending George Washington University's School of Law upon graduation. Morgan is a copy editor and news writer for a prominent Baltimore website as well as a licensed cosmetologist and hair expert.