Whiter teeth can significantly improve the aesthetics of your smile.
Irrespective of their cause, most types of teeth stains can be removed using the teeth whitening procedures we offer at Rio Rancho Family Dental Care in Rio Rancho, New Mexico.
Read on to learn all about them.
How Do Teeth Stain?
The most common cause of teeth staining is improper oral hygiene. Other factors that can stain teeth are:
- Excessive consumption of artificially colored foods and beverages such as tea, coffee, red wine, etc.
- Smoking cigarettes
- Chewing tobacco
- Excessive consumption of alcohol
How Is Teeth Whitening Performed?
Our dentists at Rio Rancho Family Dental Care can recommend the teeth whitening solution that is right for you based on an initial assessment.
Here are some of the most popular teeth whitening procedures you could benefit from:
- In-Office Teeth Whitening
In-office teeth whitening is the quickest and most effective way to remove teeth stains. It is carried out in dental practice by a well-trained dentist such as our own at Rio Rancho Dental.
The first step is a thorough screening to assess issues like cavities, dental restorations, hypersensitivity, receding gum line. The next step is cleaning the teeth and uniformly applying the whitening gel. The gel is rinsed off after a few minutes and the procedure is repeated if required.
Take-home whitening kits include custom-fabricated trays made from dental-grade plastic and a special whitening gel. Our dentists at Rio Rancho Dental will provide clear instructions for use and help you understand the best ways to use it effectively.
Before use, you have to clean the teeth thoroughly to get rid of any food residues and microbial deposits. Then, you can squeeze a small amount of whitening gel into the trays and spread it evenly before placing them on your teeth.
After a few minutes, you can take the trays off and rinse your mouth with water. The procedure can be repeated multiple times to get a whiter smile.
Laser-assisted teeth whitening renders excellent results that last for a long time. The procedure uses a photosensitive whitening gel.
When the laser activates it, the whitening gel releases oxygen molecules that bleach the teeth stains by penetrating the porous surface of the teeth. Laser teeth whitening is a very quick, effective, and convenient procedure.
To get your dental concerns addressed, reach out to Rio Rancho Family Dental Care, where our team of experts will diagnose your oral conditions and provide the most suitable treatment. Call (505) 891-4510, schedule a consultation online, or visit us at 4041 Ridge Rock Rd SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124.