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Teeth Whitening

Even with the best oral hygiene, stains and discoloration can develop on your teeth.

Using a professional bleaching solution, teeth whitening can effectively whiten your smile in as little as one appointment.

Learn how Dr. Tim Kelly in Albuquerque, NM, can give you dazzling teeth more effectively than OTC teeth whitening products.

Over-the-Counter Products  vs. Teeth Whitening Treatment

Purchasing over-the-counter whitening products, such as whitening strips or whitening toothpaste, may seem cheaper than seeing your dentist for whitening treatments. The truth is, store-bought products are not as effective as professional treatment. It takes weeks or even months to see results, and you may need to use multiple whitening products for the best outcome.

Dr. Kelly can whiten your smile in as little as one appointment. Our Albuquerque dental practice offers in-office and take-home teeth whitening treatments that quickly and effectively remove surface stains, discoloration, and deep stains for a dazzlingly white smile.

Teeth Whitening Options

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Our Albuquerque dental practice has two whitening options depending on your needs and budget. Both in-office treatment and our take-home kits use a powerful yet safe bleaching solution. You will see results much sooner than store-bought teeth whitening products like whitening strips.

In-Office Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening in our Albuquerque office is fast and effective. Your dentist will carefully apply the whitening gel to each tooth. This whitening solution is left on your teeth for about 15 minutes before another layer is applied. This powerful teeth whitening gel breaks down surface stains, discoloration, and other stubborn stains that may not respond to over-the-counter whitening products. Once completed, the whitening gel is removed.

Treatment typically lasts 45 minutes to an hour. Patients can leave our dental practice with a dramatically brighter smile.

Take-Home Teeth Whitening

If you would prefer to whiten your smile at home, our dental practice offers take-home kits for your convenience. Dr. Kelly will provide you with a set of whitening trays and a whitening gel similar to that used in our office. After applying the whitening solution to the trays, you will wear the trays in your mouth for about 30 minutes each day for two weeks.

Results are comparable to in-office teeth whitening, though it will take a little longer to reach your final results. However, this is much more effective than whitening strips or whitening toothpaste.

Teeth Whitening and Sensitive Teeth


If you have sensitive teeth, you can still safely undergo teeth whitening treatment. Dr. Kelly can customize the whitening solution to minimize the chances of sensitivity or irritation. If you undergo in-office teeth whitening, you will be monitored throughout treatment to ensure your comfort. 

Ready to Whiten Your Smile? Request an appointment to get started

Stained or discolored teeth can make you feel self-conscious. Luckily, teeth whitening treatment with our dentist can give you a brilliantly whitened smile you can't help but share with the world.

Dr. Tim Kelly has served the people of Albuquerque, NM, and surrounding communities since 1981, giving patients beautiful and healthy smiles. Our Albuquerque dental practice offers a wide range of treatment options to fit all of your needs so you can achieve the smile of your dreams.

Have questions about teeth whitening or want to schedule an appointment? Call us or request a consultation by contacting us online.

(505) 256-1770

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Patients can pair teeth whitening with other cosmetic or restorative treatments to completely transform their smiles.

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Candidates for Teeth Whitening

You may be a good candidate for teeth whitening if:

You Are In Good Oral Health

Patients with oral health issues like gum disease or tooth decay will first need to undergo treatment to address those issues before cosmetic treatment like teeth whitening. Our dental practice offers comprehensive treatment for optimal oral health. 

Your Stains Are Intrinsic

Tooth damage or damage to the roots can cause your tooth to become discolored. This type of discoloration is intrinsic and will not respond to teeth whitening. However, veneers or other treatments may be an option for you. 

Teeth Whitening Treatment Timeline

See results in as little as one appointment with in-office whitening treatment. 
See results in as little as one appointment with in-office whitening treatment. 


During your initial consultation at our practice in Albuquerque, NM, Dr. Kelly will examine your mouth to determine if your teeth are healthy enough to undergo whitening treatment. 

Protective Barrier

A protective barrier is applied to your gums to prevent the bleaching solution from irritating the gums and other tissue.

Whitening Solution

A layer of whitening gel is applied to each tooth and left on the teeth for 15 minutes at a time. Dr. Kelly will reapply the gel as needed to reach your desired results.

UV Light

A UV light is used to further active the bleaching solution and break down stubborn stains. 

Gel Removed

After 45 minutes to an hour, the whitening gel is removed, resulting in a whiter smile. 

Ready to start teeth whitening treatment?

Payment and Financing

Because teeth whitening is considered cosmetic, it is not typically covered by dental insurance. Our Albuquerque dental practice accepts cash, checks, and credit cards such as Discover®, MasterCard®, and Visa®.

To help make cosmetic treatment more affordable and accessible to our patients, our office accepts financing through LendingPoint™.

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Combine Teeth Whitening with Cosmetic and Restorative Treatments

If you have multiple issues with your smile, a smile makeover with Dr. Kelly combines restorative and cosmetic treatments to transform your smile. Treatment is customized to your needs and may include procedures such as veneers, dental implants, and dental crowns.

With comprehensive cosmetic, restorative, and general dentistry options, we can help you reach your smile goals.

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Dr. Timothy M. Kelly

Timothy M. Kelly, DMD, PA

Timothy M. Kelly, DMD, PA, has been in practice in Albuquerque, NM, since 1981. He provides a wide range of cosmetic, restorative, and general dental services, with a special emphasis on the treatment of TMJ disorder. Some of our most popular services include:

To request an appointment with Dr. Kelly, please fill out our online form or call (505) 256-1770.

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"We believe that every patient has infinite worth and should be treated with dignity and respect. We are dedicated to educating, creating awareness, and empowering people to make treatment choices that are consistent with their own beliefs, needs and desires." Dr. Tim Kelly

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