Teeth Whitening Specialist

Barbara Lewis-Heywood, DMD -  - General Dentistry

Riverside Dental Health & Beauty Spa

Barbara Lewis-Heywood, DMD

General Dentistry & Medical Spa located in Rio Rancho, NM

The impact of a smile full of white, bright teeth is hard to underestimate, leaving people with a great impression about your health and vitality. At Riverside Dental Health, Barbara Lewis-Heywood, DMD, offers professional teeth whitening services that put the perfect finishing touch on your great smile. If you’re in the Rio Rancho, New Mexico, area, and you’d like to learn more about professional teeth whitening, call the office or use the online scheduling tool.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

Why would I need teeth whitening?

The color of your teeth is largely controlled by your enamel, which does a great job protecting your teeth. But in the course of its duties, your enamel begins to break down with time, allowing the brown dentin inside your teeth to show through, which is what gives the overall yellowing effect.

On top of this, years of morning coffee, evening wine, and the myriad other foods and drinks that can stain your teeth, begin to add up, making it harder for you to simply brush away the effects.

What are my options for teeth whitening?

Dr. Lewis-Heywood offers two options for teeth whitening: in-office whitening or take-home kits. In both cases, she uses professional-grade bleaching agents that can whiten your teeth many shades in very little time.

In fact, the in-office teeth whitening process can be done in less than an hour. When you come in, Dr. Lewis-Heywood first discusses your goals and then chooses the right strength of bleaching agent. She applies the whitening gel to your teeth, taking care to protect your gums, and then applies a special light that activates the gel. When you’re through, you walk out with whiter teeth.

If you’d prefer a more gradual approach, Dr. Lewis-Heywood offers take-home kits using customized trays. The dentist supplies you with both the whitening trays and bleaching products and gives you complete instruction in their use. In just two weeks, you can whiten your teeth a little bit at a time.

What are the advantages of professional teeth whitening?

There’s no shortage of over-the-counter products that claim to whiten teeth, and some do, but the process can be messy, lengthy, and inexact. With professional teeth whitening, you get the results you want much more quickly.

By using professional-grade bleaching agents, you can whiten your teeth far beyond what the over-the-counter products can accomplish. And there’s no need to bother with messy strips, gels, and ill-fitting trays.

If you want your smile to dazzle with white, bright teeth, call Riverside Dental Health or use the online scheduling tool to set up an appointment.