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Teeth Whitening Services

Offering Teeth Whitening in Crystal, MN

Teeth Whitening Dentist MNEverybody loves a bright white smile, and there are a variety of products and procedures available to help you improve the look of yours.

Many people are satisfied with the sparkle they get from brushing twice daily with fluoride toothpaste, flossing once a day, and regular cleanings at the dentist’s office. However, if you decide you would like to go beyond regular care to make your smile look brighter, you should investigate all of your options.
Finding the Best Treatment for You

Schedule a visit with your dentist to learn whether whitening procedures would be effective for you. Whitening treatments are most successful in removing yellow, brown, or orange tinges incurred from aging, coffee, tea, or smoking. Most patients will experience dramatic results, though whiteners do not correct all types of discoloration. Patients who have tooth-colored fillings or crowns do not whiten at all. The whitener will not affect the color of these materials, and they will stand out in your newly whitened smile. In these cases, you do have other options, such as porcelain veneers.

Professional Teeth Whitening Options

1. Chair-Side Bleaching

Professional teeth whitening, an effective way to brighten smiles, is your best choice when you need immediate whitening results. This procedure is called chair-side bleaching and takes approximately 90 minutes. No anesthesia is required, and it’s perfectly safe.

During chair-side bleaching, a protective gel will be applied to your gums to protect the oral soft tissues. A bleaching agent is then applied to the teeth in a series of steps to achieve the desired results. In conjunction with the chair-side bleaching, we also take impressions and fabricate custom trays to be taken home to enhance the results.

Teeth whitening can have minor side effects such as sensitivity or soft tissue irritation. If you have concerns about such side effects, you should discuss them with the doctor.

2. At-Home Whitening System

You may prefer to whiten at home, and we can help with that, too. We’ll create custom trays to make home whitening comfortable. Each night for a week or two you’ll need to apply our professional-grade whitening gel to the trays, and then wear them at night. Within just a few days, you’ll notice a difference, and by the time treatment is complete, you’ll smile with confidence.

New Operating Guidelines

During the COVID-9 pandemic, the wellbeing of our staff and patients is our highest priority. For this reason, we have implemented several changes in order to support a safe and healthy environment.

— If you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-9 or any other illness, please reschedule your appointment. Dental appointments will be spaced in a manner that allows for proper social distancing between patients.

— When you arrive at the office, please remain in your car, call our office to let us know you are here, and a staff member will come out to meet you. The staff member will take your temperature with a no-touch thermometer and ask some COVID-19 screening questions. We request that you remain in your car until we call to let you know that your chair is ready.

— Please arrive at your appointment wearing your own mask. If you do not have a mask, we can provide one.

— Please wash your hands or use hand sanitizer before entering the office.

— We ask that patients do not bring others with them into the office, unless you are a parent or guardian of a patient who is a minor or has special needs. If you need to accompany a patient to the door, you will then be asked to wait in your vehicle or outside the office during their appointment.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding during this difficult time, and we look forward to seeing you at your next appointment!

George Rizkalla, DDS Team

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