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Teeth Whitening

Remove common stains and brighten your smile.
Your Choices
Would you prefer whitening in our comfortable office or at home?
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Over time, your teeth can become stained, discolored, or simply dull. Eating artificially-colored foods, drinking coffee, tea, and wine, and even smoking can yellow your teeth to the point of severe staining. Do you miss that bright, white smile you had when you were young?

Although there are over-the-counter whitening treatments available, they often take up too much time and are not as effective as you’d like. For immediate and dramatic teeth whitening, we offer in-office professional whitening or at-home whitening treatments that will dramatically brighten your smile.

Before you decide an option that’s right for you, schedule an appointment with your cosmetic dentist in Edina and Shakopee, MN to talk about the differences between in-office professional whitening and at-home whitening.

To help you get started, we have outlined some key differences below.

In-Office Whitening

By Dr. Marwa Forest
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No matter how often you may brush your teeth, you may realize some stains are impossible to undo. Don’t stay stuck with your stained teeth forever. Mint Dental’s professional teeth whitening can easily make your teeth about eight shades whiter, all in just one hour-long appointment. Handled by professionals, the treatment is safe, quick, relaxing, and a pain-free process.

About the process:

  • In preparation for a professional teeth whitening procedure, your dentist will examine your teeth and gums to ensure they are healthy.

  • Your lips and gums will then be coated with an isolation material meant to protect them during the treatment.

  • Your dentist will apply the whitening gel, which has chemicals that are activated with a specialized light source. The gel and light work together to break up the stains on your tooth surfaces.

  • This process will be completed after three treatments, each treatment lasting 15 minutes.

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At-home Teeth Whitening

Getting you started on your way to a brighter smile!
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If you choose to whiten your teeth at home, we will provide you with a personalized at-home whitening kit, including in-depth instructions. Our take-home whitening plan uses custom-made trays and whitening gel only we can offer.

The trays are fitted perfectly to your teeth, unlike strips, and are made to provide maximum comfort. Peroxide in the gel helps to break down stains, and then the hydroxyl radicals in the gel help to whiten the stained teeth.

The stronger the bleaching formula, the faster it will work, and the less time it should stay on your teeth. The opposite applies to a weaker bleaching agent. Gentler products are designed to be left on overnight, whereas the stronger agents require only 30 to 60 minutes each day. Too much exposure to the bleaching agents can potentially damage tooth enamel, irritate gum tissue, and cause sensitivity. Your dentist and hygienist will work with you to determine which formula strength is best for you.

Great and friendly service. Everyone was smiling all around. Very professional, and my teeth feel great. I definitely recommend!

Mill (Mint Dental Patient)

Get Professional Teeth Whitening Today!

Schedule your whitening appointment and feel great about your smile.