Professional Teeth Whitening in Santa Teresa, NM!

Santa Teresa Smiles offers both in-office teeth whitening and take-home whitening. In-office professional teeth whitening is perfect for patients who want to whiten their smile in our office in approximately one hour. Our take-home teeth whitening services involve our team creating custom trays and whitening gel for the patient that they can use in the convenience of their own home. To learn more about professional teeth whitening or schedule your consultation with our team, please contact our office!

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Teeth Whitening FAQs

Patients who go for over-the-counter whitening strips and toothpastes often find that while they may see good results, their teeth do not remain the shade of white that they want for very long. With professional teeth whitening, patients can expect their results to last anywhere from six months to two years. Patients who smoke regularly or drink a lot of dark-colored drinks like tea, coffee, and red wine may notice that their teeth become stained faster. Once you notice that your teeth are beginning to look a little dull, you can always schedule a quick touch-up!

If you know that you have sensitive teeth but still want to achieve a whiter smile, please let our team know beforehand so we can keep that in mind. Our teeth whitening treatments are designed to whiten teeth without creating or exacerbating tooth sensitivity, but we recommend that patients with sensitive teeth avoid doing things like biting into ice cream or eating very hot or cold foods for a few days after their treatments to avoid any potential discomfort. Any mild tooth sensitivity that arises should dissipate after a couple of days.

Professional in-office teeth whitening and custom take-home trays are more of an investment than what you will find at the drugstore, but that is because professional teeth whitening is done under the guidance of an experienced dental professional to help you reach your smile goals. While dental insurance typically does not offer coverage for professional teeth whitening, our office accepts payment plans through both CareCredit® and Lending Club. These plans help to divide upfront costs into manageable monthly payments, so patients can receive their treatments right away.

To learn more, we recommend contacting our office or visiting our financial page.