Teeth Whitening in ABQ
Brian K. Dennis, DDS PC provides Teeth Whitening services in Albuquerque, NM. Call 505-292-1051 to learn more and schedule your appointment.
Teeth whitening is one of the most commonly requested cosmetic dental treatments for one simple reason: most people experience yellowing or stained teeth at some point in their lives. Tooth discoloration isn’t just due to poor oral hygiene or smoking—it can also be caused by a daily coffee or tea habit, drinking red wine, common medications, and even just getting older. The good news is that teeth whitening can make a dramatic difference in your smile in a short amount of time.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
For significant staining and the fastest possible results, we recommend in-office teeth whitening treatments. In a single visit, you’ll have a noticeably brighter smile. The process starts with a rubber shield or protective gel being applied to the gums to protect them from the bleaching agent. Then, carbamide peroxide whitening gel is placed on your teeth and activated by a specialized light. We offer Zoom and Laser Whitening.
At-Home Teeth Whitening
At-home whitening treatments from a dentist yield better results than the kits you can purchase in stores or online because we can provide stronger bleaching agents. You’ll come to our office for impressions, which are then used to make a customized mouth guard that holds whitening gel in place. We’ll provide you with instructions on how long and how frequently to use your at-home teeth whitening kit, depending on the results you want to achieve and the amount of staining you have.
Frequently Asked Questions About Teeth Whitening
What is the best whitener for your teeth?
Generally speaking, the best option for teeth whitening is in-office treatments. They provide faster and more dramatic results than any other method and because these treatments are performed by trained professionals, there’s very little chance that your teeth or soft tissues will be damaged.
Is teeth whitening bad for your teeth?
Professional teeth whitening treatments are not bad for your teeth, although some patients may experience temporary sensitivity. Unfortunately, there are over-the-counter teeth whitening options that can damage your teeth by wearing away the enamel. These kits may produce short-term results, but by thinning the enamel your teeth will end up darker in the long-term.
How can I whiten my teeth in one day?
If you want noticeable results in a single day, choose in-office teeth whitening treatments.
Why are my teeth so yellow even though I brush them?
Yellow teeth are often part of the aging process—enamel begins to thin and the dentin at the center of the tooth shows through, causing a yellow appearance. Other causes of yellowing teeth include smoking, drinking beverages that stain the teeth, and some medications.
How do I keep my teeth white after whitening?
Good oral hygiene habits go a long way—brush for two minutes twice a day and floss at least once a day. Stop smoking and cut down (or out) tea, coffee, and red wine consumption. Avoid using abrasive whitening toothpastes to maintain results, as these can wear down your tooth enamel. Instead, use an at-home teeth whitening kit for maintenance.
How much does tooth whitening cost?
The costs can vary from $200 for home whitening to $374 for in office whitening.
Call 505-292-1051 to schedule your appointment.