Dental insurance does not typically cover teeth whitening because it is a cosmetic procedure.

Traditional insurance is not always your last resort, however. There are several different whitening methods available, including discount dental plans, which may provide the coverage you need.

For many people, smoking is an embarrassing habit. For teens living at home, it can be a dangerous, hard-to-keep secret with noticeable changes in tooth color. If you find yourself in this plight, you may be concerned about trips to the dental office, because no one knows as much about teeth as a dentist does. Teens embarrassed about their teeth may wonder if the dentist will tell their parents and if smoking will keep them from receiving cheap dental care.

According to a recent poll in June 2009, 35% of those surveyed said they or another member of their household skipped dentist visits or checkups due to cost. Most likely, this number has increased dramatically in the last several months. So, is there no way to continue having necessary oral work done even in an economy like this? Is there any cheap option available?

Updated: 3/3/2020 Getting your wisdom teeth removed is a routine process for dentists and oral surgeons, but it can still be scary for those who don’t know what to expect….