If your teeth are dull, you don’t have to hide your smile. Turn to Rio Rancho Smiles in Rio Rancho, NM, and set up an appointment for a teeth whitening treatment.

How to Prepare for a Teeth Whitening Appointment

You should schedule a routine dental checkup before the whitening appointment. This will help us recommend the right whitening treatment based on the state of your dental health. This matters because some dental problems can counteract a whitening treatment. We’ll delay or postpone the treatment if you have

  • Gum disease
  • Extensive plaque
  • A tartar buildup
  • Receding gums
  • Cavities 

Your teeth are a blank canvas for our professional whitening agents. If you want dazzling white teeth, you must begin a whitening treatment with clean enamel. To get started, schedule a dental cleaning prior to the whitening treatment at our clinic. We’ll remove tartar, plaque, and other sediments.

If your teeth have delicate nerves, desensitize them with a desensitizing toothpaste two weeks before the whitening appointment. Any desensitizing product by Colgate or Sensodyne will numb the pain.

Your Options for Teeth Whitening at Our Clinic

Our dentists in Rio Rancho offer two excellent treatments for teeth whitening. You can select an in-office treatment or a whitening tray.

In-Office Teeth Whitening

An in-office teeth whitening kit is better than a retail whitening kit because it’s

  • Safer: We use whitening kits that meet the ADA’s safety standards. With our treatments, there is no guesswork. We will never underuse or overuse our whitening agents.
  • Faster: Our whitening kits produce immediate results. You’ll have whiter teeth when you leave our clinic.  

Bleaching Trays

Our bleaching trays will allow you to whiten your teeth in the comfort of your home. For convenience, we use a fast-acting gel that removes stains in under 60 minutes. We also offer a whitening gel that works overnight, which is more convenient.

How to Keep Your Teeth White

The most effective way to keep your teeth white is by practicing good oral hygiene. You’ll need to brush and floss twice a day. Use mouthwash, too, because fresh breath leads to whiter teeth.

Certain fruits and beverages can leave a permanent stain on sparkly white enamel. Here are the top culprits:

  • Berries
  • Coffee
  • Soda
  • Red wine 

You don’t have to give up these products. Just lower your weekly consumption, or drink your favorite beverage through a straw. When you have a chance to enjoy these items, always brush your teeth and rinse after you’re done. 

Whitening toothpaste will rejuvenate your teeth between dental checkups. Some whitening agents are abrasive, so we’ll help you pick a good product that’s right for you.  

At Rio Rancho Smiles, dentistry isn’t just a practice. It’s our daily passion. Contact us about teeth whitening in Rio Rancho, NM today if you want to experience the joy of having a brighter smile.