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Teeth Whitening

Discolored teeth can give you an unhealthy appearance, making you hesitant to smile or laugh.

Dr. James Slaman of Albuquerque, NM, uses cutting-edge teeth whitening technology that can renew your smile, appearance, and self-esteem.

Learn how Dr. Slaman can whiten your teeth and help you light up the world every time you flash your bright, healthy, and confident smile.

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At our Albuquerque, NM, dental practice, we use state-of-the-art technology to not only help patients improve their oral health but also achieve beautiful smiles and whiter teeth. We want our patients to feel confident sharing their smiles with the world, and we maintain high standards. Average is not good enough.

Dr. Slaman prides himself on continually raising the bar and providing his patients with the highest quality care, continuing his education to expand what he can provide his patients.  Call us or request an initial consultation today to see if professional teeth whitening is right for you! 

(505) 881-7586

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Dr. Slaman Explains Zoom! Teeth Whitening Quick. Convenient. Effective.

In this video, Dr. Slaman explains why he recommends the Zoom!® teeth whitening system to his Albuquerque patients who want fast results.

Our Teeth Whitening Options

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Zoom! in-office whitening treatment is a popular choice because patients can achieve their final results in about an hour. If you choose this method, Dr. Slaman will cover your teeth in a hydrogen peroxide-based whitening gel. A special blue light will activate the gel, setting off an oxidation reaction. Then, oxygen molecules will break apart stained molecules on your teeth. Typically, we will leave the gel on your teeth for about 15 minutes. Then, we will remove it and apply another layer. Three 15-minute rounds of whitening are usually sufficient.

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Alternatively, you may select a take-home whitening kit. Dr. Slaman will supply you with a set of whitening trays that are custom-made in our office to precisely fit your teeth. At home, you will fill the trays with hydrogen peroxide-based gel similar to the kind used during our office treatment. You will wear the trays for a prescribed amount of time each day, depending on the strength of the gel, for up to two weeks. Just like in-office treatment, the gel will break apart the chemical bonds between stains to produce brighter, whiter teeth.

What Other Patients Say About Our Albuquerque Practice 5-Star Reviews


Kyle Hayes


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I will tell you I have had my share of dental work done all over Albuquerque and by far Dr Salman is the best always professional and uses the latest technology. Really happy to have found this dentist and all the staff are super helpful and friendly.

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Adamn Scot


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Dr. Slaman, associates and staff are all wonderful. Caring, compassionate, and thoughtful. They LISTEN to your concerns and are able to answer all questions regarding your dental health and treatment. They are a 10/10.

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Is Professional Tooth Whitening Safe for My Teeth?

Professional whitening is done under the supervision of your dentist. Dr. Slaman has over 20 years of experience providing safe and effective treatments to his patients. Before treatment, Dr. Slaman will examine your mouth to ensure your teeth and gums are healthy enough for treatment. You can rest assured that our entire team will keep your dental health at the forefront, only suggesting treatments that are safe and beneficial for your unique dental needs. 

Does Insurance Cover Teeth Whitening?

Teeth whitening is not considered a medically necessary procedure, meaning it's not covered by insurance. That's why Dr. Slaman proudly offers qualifying patients convenient and affordable monthly financing through CareCredit® as well as in-office payment plans to make whitening treatment more accessible to our Albuquerque patients. His friendly, knowledgeable staff can walk you through the application process.

What About Internal Tooth Discoloration?

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The whitening procedures offered by Dr. Slaman work on external tooth stains only, not discolorations beneath your enamel. If external treatments can't give you the smile of your dreams, Dr. Slaman offers effective options such as porcelain veneers, crowns, and dental bonding. During your initial consultation, Dr. Slaman will examine your teeth and discuss your history and cosmetic goals to help you determine if tooth whitening is right for you. 

I Have Sensitive Teeth. Can I Still
Undergo Tooth Whitening Treatment?

Yes. It is important to discuss these concerns with Dr. Slaman during your initial consultation so he can tailor treatment to fit your needs and account for tooth sensitivity. This may mean adjusting how long he leaves the whitening solution on your teeth. Your comfort is important to us. We will monitor you throughout the entire process, and we will do everything we can to ensure you do not feel any discomfort during treatment. 

Maintaining Your Results

After teeth whitening, your smile could be several shades lighter, giving you an overall younger, rejuvenated appearance. Keep in mind that whitening will not prevent future stains from developing. However, proper care can extend the results of your treatment.

First, you should practice good at-home and professional dental hygiene, including brushing, flossing, and trips to the dentist. In addition, you should enjoy stain-producing foods in moderation. Be sure to drink plenty of water with them, and brush your teeth when you are finished. Finally, you can perform regular touch-ups at home, or you can visit our Albuquerque office for additional whitening. Dr. Slaman will advise you about how often you should repeat your treatments. With this level of care, your enhanced smile could last for many years.

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"He gives you a perfect smile!"


M Bailey


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I have been a patient of Dr. Slaman for several years now and I have never been more pleased over the years with the quality of his work! He gives you a perfect smile! His office staff can not be beat! They are awesome to work with on getting an appointment. I am moving soon to Arizona and I will miss the quality of care I have received at this office. I may just have to drive back for my future dental work.

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Thomas Brown


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I've been a patient for almost 15 years. Dr. Slaman and staff provide the highest quality service in a setting that combines cutting edge technology with a relaxed and friendly approach to patient care.  They are thorough and practice dentistry in a proactive way, educating their patients about how we can all contribute to our long term dental health by just taking the time to do that every day.

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Dr. James Slaman DDS

James Slaman, DDS, PC

Dr. James Slaman specializes in cosmetic dentistry and offers a full selection of general and restorative treatments. Dr. Slaman is a member of various professional associations, including:

  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  • Spear Faculty Club​

To request an appointment at our Albuquerque, NM, dental office, contact us online or call (505) 881-7586.

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