Do stains on your teeth make you self-conscious? Do you dream of a bright celebrity smile? If you’re ready to put the pearl back in your pearly whites, visit Uptown Dental Associates for a professional treatment for teeth whitening in Albuquerque, NM!
At our Albuquerque, NM dentist office, Dr. Ryan Shepherd and our compassionate team offer a wide selection of cosmetic dentistry options to improve your smile! You can even combine whitening with other services for a comprehensive smile makeover!
The Advantages Of Professional Teeth Whitening
Dr. Shepherd on Teeth Whitening Options Read Transcript
There are many ways to whiten your teeth. From a whitening toothpaste standpoint, that will remove surface stains. A lot of patients will ask us if they can get really white teeth with just their toothpaste and the truth of the matter is that no, you're not. If your teeth are intrinsically stained, if they're really a darker color at the base of them, they have to be professionally whitened. We offer two different methods to do that here in the office. One is to make custom trays that fit your mouth that you take home. We give you the bleach and you whiten them at home usually for about 30 minutes a day over the course of 10 to 14 days. You'll see a gradual improvement in the color of your teeth.
The other system that we use is one that's in office and that is an appointment that usually takes an hour and a half to two hours, where we put an incredibly strong bleach on the teeth that whitens them and then a second application about a half an hour later to do it again. We follow that up with sending you home with the trays as well so that you can continue to whiten at home. The most important part of that with the whitening is that it's something that you have to continue to do periodically over time. A lot of patients think that you can whiten once and they're done, which nobody is. If you want nice, bright white teeth, you have to maintain it.
We actually have a great program in our office where you can whiten and every six months when you come for your hygiene appointment, we give you a free tube of bleach, so that you can touch up again three or four days. Bring them back to that full whiteness.
At Uptown Dental Associates, we exclusively use LUMIBRITE at-home teeth whitening in Albuquerque, NM because our patients love how quickly and effectively it works! The treatment will also be more comfortable for you because we will custom-make whitening trays using precise impressions of the inside of your mouth!
Our Lifetime Whitening Program
Another huge advantage of receiving professional whitening treatments from Uptown Dental Associates is that we offer a lifetime whitening special!
That’s right – just pay $149 and we’ll provide your custom whitening trays and bleaching kit. Then, all you have to do is visit us for your regular dental cleanings and exams every six months and we’ll provide a free tube of bleach!
Causes Of Teeth Discoloration
Even though your healthy tooth surface is quite resilient, it is porous and can stain over time due to a number of factors, including:
- Certain medications
- Staining foods and drinks, like coffee, tea, and dark berries
- Tobacco use