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Getting your teeth professionally cleaned/whitened?

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
How much does this generally cost? Ive tried the do it yourself sort of kits and they dont seem to take much effect or im doing it wrong idk.


I'm 18 aswell so would I get it free as im still in full time education?

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    rubbers wrote: »
    How much does this generally cost? Ive tried the do it yourself sort of kits and they dont seem to take much effect or im doing it wrong idk.


    I'm 18 aswell so would I get it free as im still in full time education?

    Scale and polish cost me £16.50. Don't know how much whitening costs, because I've not had that done.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Scale and polish is a deep clean but not a whitening treatment, that's free if you're in FT education and under 19 or £16.50 iotherwise.

    Tooth whitening is a cosmetic operation and not usually covered under NHS.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Scale and polish cost me £16.50. Don't know how much whitening costs, because I've not had that done.

    What does scale and polish do? just get the stains out?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    rubbers wrote: »
    What does scale and polish do? just get the stains out?

    Removes the built up plaque.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    ah, but isnt scale and polish cosmetic too?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    rubbers wrote: »
    ah, but isnt scale and polish cosmetic too?

    No. Plaque is really bad for your teeth and your gums. Whitening is pure appearances.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Ah okay,
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Anyone got any guesses to how much a whitening would cost? I'm technically on study leave so I only have to go in for exams, idk if that counts as full time ed.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I have no idea to be honest, might be worth ringing up a dentist.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    It counts as full time education if you're still at school, but it is cosmetic so the NHS won't usually pay for it. That means it is a private treatment and the dentist is free to charge what they want for it. You're probably looking at about £50 for it full whack but you might get a discount as you're still a child in FT education.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I'll pop in and ask sometime :)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    rubbers wrote: »
    Anyone got any guesses to how much a whitening would cost? I'm technically on study leave so I only have to go in for exams, idk if that counts as full time ed.

    Wait till you have to start paying for your own prescriptions! Thats a nightmare! :'(
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