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If you have the desire to whiten your dull, yellow, and unattractive smile, then it’s important to consider a few things before you take that first step of whitening treatment in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. For the best experience possible, our Riverside Dental & Beauty Spa team encourages you to think about the following things:

What does your dentist say?
Unfortunately, there are tooth stains that can’t be corrected with teeth-whitening treatments. Teeth whitening is also discouraged if you have sensitive teeth, gum disease, and worn tooth enamel. So, it’s best to meet with your dentist and make sure teeth whitening will give you the stunning and beautiful results you are looking for.

Is teeth whitening worth the cost?
Some dental insurances don’t cover teeth-whitening treatments, so there are times when the treatment might not be worth the cost. So, if you want to find out how much in-office teeth whitening will cost, call your dental insurance and see if they cover this cosmetic treatment.

Should you use an over-the-counter or professional treatment?
Both over-the-counter and in-office whitening are beneficial, but they are both different. In-office whitening is quick and easy and it usually only takes one to two appointments to notice results. Over-the-counter whitening can be done within the walls of your own home but it might take some time to notice the whitening effects.

To find out if teeth whitening is the best option for you, we encourage you to call our office at 505-219-0594 and schedule an appointment with Dr. Barbara Lewis-Heywood. When you come in for your appointment, our dental team will examine your teeth and determine which cosmetic dental treatment is best for you and your smile. We are more than happy to help you!