Are discolored teeth taking a toll on your self-esteem? It may be time to whiten your smile.
At New Mexico Smile Center, we offer both professional in-office and take-home teeth whitening treatments for your convenience.
Find out how Dr. Steve Ollason can help you achieve a more attractive smile at our Albuquerque, NM, dental practice...
How Does Teeth Whitening Work?
Teeth whitening is a safe and effective treatment to address deep stains that build up over time on your enamel. While regular cleanings and whitening toothpaste can help, they can't address enamel that has already been compromised due to age, smoking, or drinking coffee and tea. Professional whitening is the best solution to achieve a brighter smile without damaging tooth enamel and uses highly effective ingredients such as hydrogen peroxide to penetrate stains.
Dramatic Results. One Appointment.
The Unparalleled Advantages of Professional Whitening
Longer-Lasting ResultsWe use advanced Opalescence® whitening, which has been formulated to prevent shade relapse. The powerful solutions used in our whitening treatments are more resistant to future staining. This ensures your smile remains brighter longer without needing frequent retreatment.
Minimized Gum IrritationMany patients experience gum irritation and sensitivity when trying to whiten their teeth. Our treatment options allow for better control over where the whitening gel is placed, reducing the likelihood that your gums will be exposed to the solution.
Thorough, Predictable ResultsMore uniform whitening is possible with professional treatment, whether the gel is applied precisely by the dentist or applied using custom trays. Even with custom trays, the gel can fill the hard-to-reach spaces that may be blocked with over-the-counter whitening strips or trays.
"I Now Smile with Confidence"
The entire staff at this office is top notch! The quality of care that Dr. Ollason and his staff have for their patients is remarkable! I give my highest recommendation! I trust my dental care 100%! FIVE STARS!!!!!View on Google
Dr. Ollason is a fantastic dentist and his staff are friendly, knowledgeable and professional. I can honestly say I look forward to going to the dentist and I now smile with confidence thanks to New Mexico Smile Center!View on Google
A Whiter Smile Is Within Reach Financing and More Available
While our whitening treatments may be more expensive upfront, these benefits provide patients with significantly greater value and long-lasting results. We accept CareCredit® financing since teeth whitening is not typically covered by dental insurance. For patients without insurance, we also offer discounts through our Dental Benefits Program at our Albuquerque practice.
We also offer a program called Bleaching for Life. We take impressions of your teeth for a one-time, upfront cost and create custom whitening trays. Each time you attend your routine cleaning appointment, you receive a free tube of bleaching gel. We believe each patient deserves a stunning smile and are happy to reward those who maintain their regular cleanings and exams.
Our Teeth Whitening Options
Dr. Ollason administers the in-office Opalescence treatment. First, he will apply the whitening solution, which contains safe and effective ingredients such as hydrogen peroxide, potassium nitrate, and fluoride. The brushed tip of the whitening tool allows him to precisely apply the whitening solution to the surfaces of your teeth. Since this solution is chemically activated, lasers are not required. Patients can expect this process to take about one hour. Results typically last about one year.
We also use Opalescence for our take-home whitening system. Patients receive customized whitening trays designed to fit their bite and syringes of whitening gel to use at their convenience. Once you are finished with your at-home treatment, you should brush your teeth and use a soft toothbrush to remove any remaining gel from the trays. Depending on the concentration of the solution we have provided, you may wear your trays for as little as 15 minutes per day or overnight.