Essenmacher Family Dental

Is teeth whitening safe?

teeth whitening in Albuquerque, NM | Essenmacher Family DentalConsult With Your Doctor Before Teeth Whitening

Patients with generally good oral health should not have problems when choosing teeth whitening in our Albuquerque dental office. To make sure that your mouth is healthy enough for teeth bleaching, Dr. Lindsay Essenmacher will have a look at your next exam or pre-whitening visit. 

Teeth whitening works by bleaching away stains that have collected on the teeth because of coffee, red wine, or tobacco use. Using peroxide, teeth whitening gel penetrates the teeth to whiten stains and give your teeth a brighter appearance. We provide custom whitening trays for the best results.

Some Patients May Experience Sensitivity

In some cases, patients with worn teeth or gum recession might find that their teeth feel sensitive after using teeth whitening agents. We encourage you to follow directions precisely and to use only a small amount of gel per tooth. If you still feel sensitive, you can take a day off between treatments or reduce the amount of time you keep your trays in your mouth. We also offer desensitizing treatments.

The best time to have your teeth whitened is following a professional dental cleaning in our Albuquerque dental office. If it’s time for your next cleaning or you want to learn more about having whiter teeth, give us a call!

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Dear valued patients,

As many of you know, in response to the recommendations from the American Dental Association and public health orders in place in New Mexico, we have been seeing patients on an urgent/emergency basis only since March 17. As a practice, our first priority is to put the health and safety of our team and community first.  

Because the exact trajectory of this pandemic cannot be anticipated, we are unable to accurately predict when we’ll be able to resume seeing patients for regular dental care.  At this time, public health orders prohibiting elective dental care extend until May 15.  However, we will definitely make an announcement on our website and Facebook when normal hours are resumed. We will also be contacting patients whose appointments were canceled so that we can reschedule.  

In the meantime, if you have any questions about an upcoming appointment, or have a concern about your teeth that you’d like to discuss, please do not hesitate to call our office.  We are happy to assist you in any way we can.  

While we all watch and wait to see what the coming weeks hold for our nation, I pray for health and peace for all of you and those you love.  I know that together, we will get through this. Take care and God bless. Visit our Facebook page for a message from Dr. Essenmacher. 

Best Regards,

Dr. Essenmacher