The holidays are finally here! Whether you are traveling to spend time with family or if you are hosting the holidays at your home, there’s one thing that’s for certain: there is magic in the air. And with parties to attend and pictures to be taken, it’s important that you look and feel your best. If you have a smile that’s a little stained and is preventing you from feeling like your confident self, Dr. Steven Holbrook can whiten your teeth just in time for the holidays.
Different dentists have different methods used to whiten teeth. Here at Dr. Steven Holbrooks office, however, he likes to use customized whitening trays to give patients a whiter, more vibrant looking smile. During your initial appointment, Dr. Holbrook will take molds of your mouth to create the trays— unlike over-the-counter whitening trays; these customized ones are designed to fit around every contour of your mouth.
During your second appointment, Dr. Holbrook will make sure that your new trays fit your mouth and will make any tweaks or adjustments as necessary. Then, he will send you home with your new trays and a whitening gel to put in them. You can either wear them twice a day for 30 minutes at a time, or you can wear them while you sleep— whatever way you prefer. After about a couple of weeks, patients notice a visibly whiter smile— which gives you just enough time to get the smile of your dreams before all of the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.
One thing that many patients aren’t aware of is that dental whitening can only be used on natural teeth and teeth that are stained— not teeth that are discolored due to things such as the use of tetracycline. During your initial appointment, Dr. Holbrook will determine whether or not he thinks whitening will be successful for you.
Don’t let a discolored smile ruin your holidays. Schedule your whitening consultation at our Albuquerque office today!