Laser Teeth Whitening and the Number of Teeth Shades FAQs

Teeth Whitening Albuquerque, NM

Having discolored teeth is a common occurrence for many dental patients, but it often causes embarrassment. laser teeth whitening is a popular and effective treatment option to help enhance the appearance of a patient's smile by lifting stains and brightening the teeth a few shades lighter. 

Laser teeth whitening FAQs

While laser teeth whitening is a well-known procedure, it is important for patients to be informed of the treatment and how it works. The following are some of the most frequently asked questions patients have regarding the procedure. 

What is laser teeth whitening?

Laser teeth whitening is a treatment that involves placing a bleaching agent directly onto the teeth, and then using a laser to activate the bleach. This will lift stains off of the teeth, making them whiter and brighter. The procedure is usually completed in around an hour.

How long does it take to see results?

Patients will typically see results right after the treatment. Some patients may need multiple teeth whitening sessions to get to the desired shade. 

Is the treatment painful?

Laser teeth whitening is not a painful process. After the procedure, some patients may experience slight gum and teeth sensitivity, especially after exposure to foods and beverages that are hot and cold. This is temporary and usually only lasts for a day or so after the whitening treatment.

Is laser teeth whitening safe?

This treatment is performed by professional dentists and is completely safe. When done properly, whitening does not cause any damage to the enamel of the teeth. After the procedure, teeth are able to rehydrate and remineralize. Laser teeth whitening is also safe for patients who already have sensitive teeth.

What results can be expected from the procedure?

The difference in teeth shade after whitening will vary from patient to patient. Many factors can affect the results, including genetics and the current state of the teeth. The treatment may need multiple sessions but can whiten teeth anywhere from two to eight shades lighter.

How long do the results last?

How long whitening results last will depend on multiple factors. Practicing proper oral hygiene habits, avoiding foods and beverages that are known to cause teeth staining, such as coffee and tea, and quitting smoking can help ensure longer-lasting results. It is recommended that patients brush with whitening toothpaste after every meal to avoid further staining.

It is possible that whitening results can last anywhere from six months to a year, but many patients find they will need further whitening sessions to achieve and maintain the level of whitening that is desired. 


Over time, teeth will often experience staining and discoloration. This most often occurs due to genetics, smoking, poor dental hygiene, consuming certain foods and beverages, and the aging process. Laser teeth whitening from a licensed dentist can help to lighten the color of teeth and improve a patient's confidence in their smile.

Request an appointment here: or call Family Choice Dental at (505) 634-5657 for an appointment in our Albuquerque office.

Check out what others are saying about our dental services on Yelp: Teeth Whitening in Albuquerque, NM.

Recent Posts

How Long Do Teeth Whitening Results Last?

Teeth whitening is the practice of using certain substances, such as hydrogen peroxide, to brighten the color of a patient's teeth. Professional teeth whitening treatments can help people enjoy better results than at-home kits for a whiter and brighter smile, and with fewer side effects as well. How long the treatment lasts depends on a…

4 Questions To Ask Your Dentist About Teeth Whitening

For many people, tooth discoloration is the primary oral issue that prevents them from smiling and speaking with confidence. There are many treatment options for a smile makeover, but few offer the instant and dramatic results that teeth whitening can provide. Professional teeth whitening can take years off of your smile and remove unsightly stains,…

How To Get A Brighter Smile With Teeth Bleaching

Teeth bleaching is a great way to get rid of mild-to-moderate stains and improve the brightness of your smile, typically completed in a single visit to the dentist. This review discusses what you can expect when getting a brighter smile with teeth bleaching treatment.The process may look different for every patient, but the typical process…

How Long Does Teeth Whitening Take

It is normal for teeth to yellow or become stained over time, but teeth whitening can return a smile to its original brightness. The American Association of Orthodontics reports that more than 30% of Americans are unhappy with their smile. Getting teeth whitened is a simple, easy process that can help anyone regain confidence in…

Recent Posts

What Can Dental Crowns Do For Your Oral Health Issues?

What Can Dental Crowns Do For Your Oral Health Issues?

Dental crowns are a great way to restore the health and appearance of your smile after oral health issues develop. Dental crowns work by surrounding a vulnerable or damaged tooth and offering protection from further damage. Crowns may also be used for teeth replacement purposes as well.Several of the more common oral health issues that…

When A Dentist Would Recommend Dental Restorations

When A Dentist Would Recommend Dental Restorations

A dentist’s job is to make sure your teeth stay in great health. For many patients, this means considering the benefits of dental restorations. Dentists recommend restorative procedures when a patient has a damaged, diseased, or missing tooth. These standard treatments stop the problem in its tracks, prevent additional injury and infection, and even provide…