Are you ready for Valentine’s Day? With the biggest romantic holiday just days away, people are struggling to arrange the perfect date and look their best for the big day. For many people, this includes brightening their smiles with over-the-counter teeth whiteners. In today’s blog, your Albuquerque cosmetic dentist, Dr. Mark Miller, discusses the professional whitening systems we offer at Snow Park Dental.
Each year, Americans spend over 1.4 billion dollars on over-the-counter teeth whitening systems. Unfortunately, while store bought whiteners may be a little cheaper, they rarely offer the same dramatic results as professional whitening. In addition, many people report tooth sensitivity and gum irritation with the use of over-the-counter whiteners.
At Snow Park Dental, Dr. Miller offers a convenient method of teeth whitening that patients can use form the comfort of their own home. First, schedule an appointment with Dr. Miller. After an oral examination, Dr. Miller will take an impression of your teeth. The impression will be used to create a custom-made set of plastic trays. Patients also receive a special peroxide gel. Typically, patients wear the tray filled with the bleaching gel about two hours a day for around two weeks. Our at-home teeth whitening system helps erase common teeth stains caused by smoking, coffee, tea, red wine, and soda.
While professional whitening can remove stains, maintaining proper dental habits can help your smile stay bright. Brush your teeth at least twice a day, and floss once. Rinse with an antibacterial mouthwash. These simple steps aid in cleansing your mouth of food particles and harmful bacteria, aiding in keeping your smile free of embarrassing stains. Attend your regular checkups and cleanings with Dr. Miller. Checkups allow Dr. Miller to watch for the warning signs of dental issues. With early detection, Dr. Miller can prescribe an appropriate treatment plan and help patients avoid costly and invasive procedures.
Interested in whiter teeth in time for Valentine’s Day? Contact your cosmetic dentist today. Dr. Miller is happy to address any questions or concerns you may have. Visit our Albuquerque dentist office or call (505) 596-4479 to make an appointment. We serve patients from Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Edgewood, Corrales, Los Lumas, Tijeras, Mountain Air, Santa Fe, and Taos.
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