Teeth Whitening—Rio Rancho, NM

Noticeably Brighten Your Smile with Professional Whitening

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Dental discoloration and staining can be caused by a variety of habits and oral health problems, ranging from taking certain medications, like tetracycline, to genetics. At Southwest Dental, we want our patients to be able to see results by the time their treatment is complete, which is why we utilize a professional-grade whitening system called Zoom! Take advantage of our teeth whitening specials today, like our $19/month whitening club and 15% discount on treatment by calling our office today! 

Why Choose Southwest Dental for Teeth Whitening?

  • In-Office & Take-Home Treatment Options
  • $19/Month Teeth Whitening Club
  • Locally Owned & Operated Dental Office

Who is a Good Candidate for Teeth Whitening?

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Teeth whitening is a great option for those who have stained, grey, or discolored teeth that aren’t happy with results from over-the-counter products like toothpaste and whitening strips. We recommend investing in treatment right after your routine checkups and cleanings for the best results and to ensure that any lingering oral health issues are addressed beforehand. Our professional treatment is an excellent option for patients who:

  • Have good oral health
  • Are over 20 years old
  • Aren’t allergic to teeth whitening agents like peroxide
  • Have realistic expectations for treatments
  • Aren’t lactating or pregnant

How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

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For both our in-office and take-home treatments, we use Philips Zoom! teeth whitening systems that are both safe to use on your teeth and clinically proven to whiten your smile by up to eight shades.

Take-Home Teeth Whitening

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Our take-home whitening kit comes in a range of concentrations based on your needs as well as different flavors. It’s easy to use and comes with six syringes of whitening gel, trays to secure the gel over your teeth, and a shade guide that allows you to track your progress. Within two weeks of use, you’ll achieve optimal results that can be routinely touched-up if you notice they begin to fade.

In-Office Teeth Whitening

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Most patients prefer in-office whitening because the treatment is performed by our skilled team of professionals and can be completed in as little as 45 minutes. Our specially formulated whitening gel minimizes tooth sensitivity as well, allowing patients to enjoy a smile that’s up to eight shades brighter with little-to-no side effects.

Tips for Maintaining Your Brighter Smile

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After investing in teeth whitening in Rio Rancho, you’ll want to preserve your results for as long as possible, which typically last between six and eight months. Here are some ways to extend the lifespan of your brighter grin:

  • Minimize your consumption of stain-causing foods and beverages like coffee, tomato-based sauces, red wine, etc.)
  • Visit our office every six months for routine checkups and cleanings.
  • Maintain good at-home oral hygiene by brushing twice each day for two minutes and flossing daily.
  • Quit bad oral habits like smoking and tobacco use.
  • Keep up with your brightened smile with regular touch-ups.

Understanding the Cost of Teeth Whitening

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If you’d like to learn more about the cost of teeth whitening, don’t go anywhere – we can help! While the best way to get a precise estimate is to schedule an appointment, our team would be happy to review the factors that impact the cost, our latest specials (like our Teeth Whitening Club), and more. So, don’t hesitate to read on or get in touch with our team.

Factors That Affect the Cost of Teeth Whitening

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Since all prospective patients share the same goal (to whiten their teeth), many assume that there is a flat fee for teeth whitening treatments. In reality, there are several factors that need to be considered, including:

  • How severe your dental discoloration is – Naturally, if you need multiple appointments to achieve the desired results, that will come with a higher price.
  • If any preliminary treatments are needed – If your teeth or gums are compromised due to decay or an infection, we will need to provide the necessary restorative treatment first, which comes with its own cost.
  • The presence of dental work – Since teeth whitening doesn’t work on dental crowns, veneers, and the like, we may need to replace them to get the uniform, bright smile you want.

Types of Teeth Whitening: What Do They Cost?

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Of course, another factor that needs to be considered is the type of teeth whitening treatment you choose. Here are four of the most popular:

  • In-office teeth whitening – These typically start around $400 and can be upwards of $800, depending on the factors mentioned in the previous section.
  • Take-home whitening kits – The trays and professional whitening gels usually cost a few hundred dollars, although the exact price varies.
  • Store-bought whitening trays – These over-the-counter treatments are sold at supermarkets and pharmacies, and they typically cost less than $100.
  • Whitening strips, gels, and toothpastes – The typical range is $7 to $40.

Inexpensive Teeth Whitening vs. Professional Teeth Whitening

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Now you might be thinking, “Why should I pay $800 for in-office teeth whitening when I can buy a store-bought kit for $100 or less?” In short, it’s not the same product! Professional whitening treatments start with a thorough oral exam to ensure your teeth and gums won’t be harmed in the process. Store-bought kits don’t. Professional whitening treatments utilize custom treatment plans and applicators to prevent sensitivity. Store-bought kits don’t. Professional whitening treatments whiten your teeth up to eight shades in a single visit. Store-bought kits don’t.

Options for Making Teeth Whitening Affordable

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As we mentioned above, many of our periodic specials can help you save significantly on teeth whitening treatments! However, that isn’t the only financial solution we offer. We’re proud to welcome payment plans with CareCredit, which is a third-party financier that’s helped millions of patients with their medical and dental expenses. It only takes a few minutes to find the right plan for you, and there are even low-to-no interest options available for qualified patients. Simply put, there are several ways to get the bright, beautiful results you deserve at a price you can afford.