Dental discoloration is a common problem that affects both men and women of all ages. Though stains will not compromise the structural integrity of your teeth, they can dramatically affect the look of your smile. Professional teeth whitening is a simple way to brighten your smile and rejuvenate your appearance. Dr. Timothy Kelly offers in-office teeth whitening at his practice in Albuquerque, which can yield dramatic results in just one hour or less. Alternatively, we can also provide a convenient at-home treatment if you are more comfortable whitening your teeth more gradually.


Teeth whitening is an effective way to treat external dental stains, resulting from food, drink, smoking, and age. However, if you struggle with intrinsic stains, whitening may not be right for you. Intrinsic stains can be caused by certain medications, dental infection, and dark fillings. Fortunately, we offer other cosmetic treatments, such as porcelain veneers and dental crowns, which can conceal intrinsic stains.
Your overall oral health is another consideration when choosing to whiten your teeth. Dr. Kelly will need to treat gum disease or decay, if present, before proceeding with cosmetic care. For patients who suffer from tooth sensitivity, you may be concerned that teeth whitening will cause discomfort. Our specially formulated whitening gel should not irritate your teeth or gums. However, if you suffer from sensitivity, it may be best if you undergo in-office whitening, so that Dr. Kelly can monitor and adjust the gel's strength.



Dr. Kelly can use advanced imaging technology to assess your airway and other structures to determine if you are suffering from OSA. Once your diagnosis has been made, he will design a custom mandibular advancement device, which is basically a comfortable mouthguard that moves the lower mandible (jaw) forward. This maintains space in the airway, resulting in improved breathing, deep sleep, and a decrease in daytime sleepiness. The mouthpiece is manufactured according to precise impressions of your bite to ensure that it feels completely comfortable to wear during sleep.
For more serious cases of OSA, Dr. Kelly can refer you to sleep disorder specialists who can implement CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) therapy. CPAP therapy generates airflow through a mask that you wear over your mouth and nose. It allows patients to breathe properly and consistently throughout the night.