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Teeth Whitening at Smile Design Dentistry

Welcome to Smile Design Dentistry, a leading cosmetic and general dental care destination in Greater Minneapolis, MN. At the heart of our practice lies a profound understanding of the transformative power of a smile. A radiant smile illuminates your face and significantly impacts your psychological well-being and how you perceive yourself. Here, we delve into the art and science of teeth whitening, a journey that promises a brighter smile and a revitalization of confidence and self-esteem.


The Journey Toward Teeth Whitening

Smile Design Dentistry specializes in state-of-the-art teeth whitening treatments that are safe, effective, and tailored to meet your unique needs. Whether you’re looking to address discoloration caused by food, drink, aging, or smoking, our team is here to guide you through every step. With cutting-edge technology and personalized care plans, we’re committed to helping you achieve the radiant smile you’ve always desired.

Let’s embark on this transformative journey together. Discover the difference a brighter smile can make with Smile Design Dentistry.


Professional Teeth Whitening Solutions

At Smile Design Dentistry, we are pleased to offer a comprehensive range of teeth whitening options designed to cater to your unique needs and preferences. We aim to help you achieve a brighter, more radiant smile with effective and convenient treatments.


OpalGo Trays

Priced at approximately $85+, our OpalGo trays provide an affordable and convenient solution for brightening their smile. These disposable, single-use trays are perfect for a 10-day whitening course, offering a quick and effective way to achieve noticeable results.


Custom Tray Whitening

Our custom tray whitening system is available at $350+ for a more personalized approach. This option includes upper and lower trays explicitly tailored to your mouth and the whitening gel. Research and our experience have shown that this method can deliver superior whitening results. We offer both overnight and daytime treatments (30 to 60 minutes). Our team will guide you on whether the day or night option would be best for you based on the current shade of your teeth and the desired outcome.


In-Office Opalescence Whitening

At $550+, our in-office Opalescence whitening treatment is a fantastic choice for those seeking immediate results. It’s especially ideal for individuals who prefer not to use at-home trays or have a limited timeframe for achieving whiter teeth, such as a groom preparing for his wedding the following weekend. This method is an excellent way to kickstart your teeth whitening journey, offering rapid and remarkable improvements.

Smile Design Dentistry is committed to providing the best teeth-whitening solutions tailored to your needs and expectations. Our team is here to assist you in choosing the most suitable option to ensure you achieve the bright, beautiful smile you desire.


Customized Patient Care in Plymouth Dental Practices

Our team, led by Drs. Brett Moore, Jennifer Bertrand, Corey Jensen, and Mark Horsch emphasize customized patient care. We understand that each smile is unique, as are the paths to achieving the perfect whiteness. Our practice utilizes the latest in dental technology and techniques to provide effective and comfortable whitening treatments, ensuring results that patients love.


In-Office Whitening Procedures

In-office whitening procedures at Smile Design Dentistry are designed for efficiency and effectiveness. Advanced whitening technology can significantly lighten teeth in just a single visit. These procedures are safe, fast, and conducted under the expert supervision of our dental professionals, guaranteeing not only immediate but lasting results.


The Expertise of Dental Professionals in Cosmetic Dentistry

Our dental team brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in cosmetic dentistry. With a commitment to ongoing education and a passion for cosmetic excellence, our professionals are equipped to handle a wide range of dental needs, ensuring that your teeth whitening process is handled with the utmost care. Their dedication to providing high-quality, personalized care makes Smile Design Dentistry the ideal place for your teeth whitening journey.


Teeth Whitening for Sensitive Teeth

At Smile Design Dentistry, we understand teeth sensitivity can be a significant concern for patients seeking whitening solutions. Sensitivity during and after the whitening process is common, but tailored solutions and products are designed specifically for sensitive teeth.


Teeth Sensitivity During Whitening Processes

  • Cause: Whitening treatments can cause temporary sensitivity due to the penetration of the bleaching agents into the enamel, affecting the dentin and potentially irritating the tooth’s nerve.
  • Prevention: Using products with lower concentrations of bleaching agents or shorter application times can reduce sensitivity.


Tailored Solutions for Those with Sensitive Teeth

  1. Pre-Treatment: Using a desensitizing toothpaste or gel 2-3 weeks before starting the whitening treatment can help minimize sensitivity.
  2. Professional Consultation: Consulting with a dentist allows for a personalized approach. A dental professional can recommend treatments with adjusted concentrations of whitening agents tailored to your sensitivity levels.
  3. In-Office Treatments: Professional in-office treatments can be customized for sensitive teeth, offering faster and more comfortable experiences.
  4. Custom-Fitted Trays: For at-home treatments, custom-fitted trays ensure even application and reduce the risk of gum irritation, which can exacerbate sensitivity.


Products Designed for Sensitivity Concerns

  • Desensitizing Toothpaste: Products containing potassium nitrate or stannous fluoride can help reduce tooth sensitivity. These should be used before and after whitening treatments.
  • Over-the-Counter Gels and Strips: Some over-the-counter whitening products are formulated specifically for sensitive teeth, with lower concentrations of bleaching agents.
  • Fluoride Treatments: Fluoride gels or varnishes applied by a dentist can help strengthen enamel and reduce sensitivity.
  • Desensitizing Gels: Some whitening kits include desensitizing gels that are applied after the whitening agent, helping to soothe the nerves in your teeth.


Sensitivity should not prevent you from achieving a brighter smile. Choosing the right products and treatments tailored for sensitive teeth can minimize discomfort while safely whitening your teeth.

At Smile Design Dentistry, we’re dedicated to finding the most comfortable and practical whitening solutions for our patients, ensuring you can achieve your cosmetic goals without compromising comfort. Always consult your dental professional to choose the best approach for your needs.


The Roots of Tooth Discoloration

Discoloration can result from various factors, from daily habits to medical conditions.


Daily Habits and Behaviors Contributing to Tooth Staining

The foods and beverages we consume play a significant role in the coloration of our teeth. Coffee, tea, red wine, and certain fruits and vegetables (like berries) are known for their staining capabilities. Smoking and tobacco use are also primary culprits, leaving behind stubborn stains that penetrate deep into the enamel. Furthermore, poor dental hygiene, such as infrequent brushing and flossing, can allow plaque to accumulate, leading to a dull or yellowed appearance.


Medical and Environmental Factors Affecting Tooth Color

Beyond lifestyle choices, medical conditions and treatments can influence tooth color. Certain medications, chemotherapy, and radiation can lead to discoloration. Additionally, excessive fluoride exposure from environmental sources or excessive use of fluoride products can cause fluorosis, which alters tooth color. Genetic factors also play a role, as the natural thickness and variation of enamel and dentin can affect the brightness and whiteness of teeth.


The Connection Between Tooth Color and Dental Health

While tooth color is often perceived as a cosmetic concern, it can also indicate dental health. For example, a single discolored tooth might signal underlying issues such as decay or trauma, whereas widespread discoloration could suggest the presence of plaque buildup or the effects of aging. Maintaining a routine of proper dental care contributes to a whiter smile and supports overall oral health, preventing decay and gum disease.

Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are thin, custom-made shells crafted from tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth. They are a cornerstone of cosmetic dentistry, offering a revolutionary way to correct dental imperfections such as chips, stains, gaps, or misshapen teeth.

Home Whitening Methods: Pros and Cons

Over-the-counter whitening strips may work for some time but often cause tooth and gum sensitivity and wear down the tooth enamel if used too often. Home remedies, such as baking soda and activated charcoal, are often abrasive and can result in enamel erosion and tooth sensitivity. In almost all cases, results may take weeks or even months to show with these methods and, even then, produce minimal effects.


Overview of Over-the-Counter Whitening Products



  • Accessibility: OTC whitening products are widely available and easily purchased at local stores.
  • Cost-effective: Generally, these products are less expensive than professional whitening treatments.
  • Convenience: They allow for whitening on your schedule, in the comfort of your home.


  • Lower Effectiveness: OTC products typically have lower concentrations of whitening agents, which may result in less dramatic whitening results.
  • Potential for Misuse: Incorrect use can lead to uneven whitening, sensitivity, or damage to the gums.
  • Lack of Professional Supervision: Without a dental professional’s guidance, there’s a risk of overuse or misuse, potentially harming your teeth and gums.


DIY Natural Whitening Remedies



  • Natural Ingredients: Often appeal to those seeking a more holistic dental care approach.
  • Cost-effective: Many ingredients can be found in the home, making them inexpensive.


  • Limited Effectiveness: Natural remedies may offer minimal whitening results compared to other methods.
  • Potential Risks: Some natural remedies can be abrasive or acidic, posing a risk to enamel and gum health.


Comparing At-Home Methods to Professional Treatments


  • At-Home: This varies widely based on the product or remedy and user compliance with instructions. There’s a higher risk of misuse, leading to sensitivity or damage.
  • Professional: Performed or supervised by dental professionals, ensuring safety and minimizing risks.


  • At-home: This generally offers milder results. However, effectiveness can be inconsistent, depending on the product’s quality and application method.
  • Professional: Typically provides faster, more noticeable results due to higher concentrations of whitening agents and advanced technology.


  • At-Home: Less expensive initially but may require repeated purchases for maintenance.
  • Professional: Higher upfront cost but often more cost-effective in the long term due to lasting results. At Smile Design, our professional teeth whitening solutions begin at $85.


While at-home teeth whitening methods offer convenience and cost savings, they generally cannot match professional treatments’ safety, effectiveness, and longevity.

As dental professionals, we recommend consulting with us or your local dental care provider to determine the best whitening approach for your needs and goals, ensuring a brighter smile and the health and integrity of your teeth and gums.


The Durability of Professional Teeth Whitening

Professional teeth whitening solutions are known for their effectiveness and durability, with results that can significantly outlast those achieved through over-the-counter (OTC) products. However, the longevity of professional teeth whitening varies depending on several factors, including the type of treatment, the individual’s oral hygiene practices, diet, and lifestyle habits.


Factors Influencing Durability

  • Oral Hygiene: Regular brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups can extend the longevity of whitening results.
  • Diet: Consumption of staining substances like coffee, tea, red wine, and tobacco can reduce the lifespan of whitening effects.
  • Initial Discoloration Level: Teeth with more severe discoloration may show more dramatic results initially but might require maintenance treatments sooner.
  • Type of Whitening Treatment: Some professional treatments may use different concentrations of bleaching agents or include a light or laser to enhance results, affecting durability.


Typical Longevity

  • General Expectation: Professional teeth whitening results can last from several months to up to 3 years, with the average being around one year. The wide range is primarily due to the factors mentioned above.
  • Maintenance Treatments: Some individuals may choose to have touch-up treatments to maintain the desired level of whiteness. The frequency of these treatments depends on personal preferences and lifestyle factors.


How Do I Keep My Teeth White?


Follow Good Oral Hygiene Practices

  • Brush and Floss Regularly: Brush at least twice a day and Floss daily to remove plaque and prevent staining.
  • Use Whitening Toothpaste: A whitening toothpaste can help remove surface stains and maintain the brightness of your teeth. Choose products recommended by dental professionals to avoid abrasives that can damage enamel.
  • Regular Dental Checkups: Visit your dentist for regular cleanings and checkups every six months, or as recommended, to keep your teeth healthy and spot potential issues early.


Mind Your Diet

  • Limit Staining Foods and Drinks: Coffee, tea, red wine, dark sodas, and certain fruits (like berries) can stain teeth. Consider limiting these and rinsing your mouth with water after consumption.
  • Avoid Acidic Foods and Beverages: Acidic substances can erode tooth enamel, making teeth more susceptible to staining. Limit exposure to items like citrus fruits, vinegar, and sports drinks.
  • Drink Plenty of Water: Water helps wash away food particles and staining agents. It also promotes saliva production, which naturally cleanses the teeth.


Avoid Tobacco Products

Smoking or using other tobacco products can quickly stain teeth. Quitting these habits can significantly help maintain whiter teeth.


Consider Touch-Up Treatments

Depending on your lifestyle and personal preferences, you might need touch-up treatments every 6-12 months or after a few years. Your dentist can provide custom-fitted trays for at-home use or perform in-office whitening sessions as required.


Immediate Care Post-Whitening

Teeth are more susceptible to staining in the first 48 hours after whitening. To ensure the best results, avoid dark or intensely colored foods and drinks during this period.


Use Dental Products with Fluoride

Fluoride products can help reinforce your enamel, making your teeth less prone to staining and decay. Consult with your dentist for recommended products.


Why Smile Design Dentistry?

Smile Design Dentistry is committed to providing state-of-the-art teeth whitening services that meet and exceed your expectations. Our dedication to excellence and personalized approach makes us the ideal choice for anyone looking to brighten their smile. We ensure an experience of

  • Personalized Care: We understand that each patient’s needs are unique. We offer tailored whitening solutions to suit your preferences and sensitivity levels, ensuring optimal comfort and results.
  • Advanced Technology: Our practice utilizes the latest teeth whitening technology, offering safe, effective, and long-lasting in-office and at-home treatments.
  • Professional Expertise: Our experienced dental professionals are skilled in the latest whitening techniques. They provide not only exceptional treatment but also guidance on how to maintain your dazzling smile after the procedure.
  • Comprehensive Support: From your initial consultation to post-treatment care, our team is dedicated to supporting you at every step. We’re here to answer your questions and ensure your teeth whitening experience is pleasant and stress-free.


Teeth Whitening | Plymouth, MN

Teeth whitening at Smile Design Dentistry is more than just a cosmetic procedure; it’s a transformative experience that boosts confidence and enhances oral health. Whether you’re looking for a quick in-office treatment or a customized at-home whitening kit, we have the solutions to make your smile brighter and whiter.

Contact us now to learn about our teeth whitening services and how we can help you achieve your perfect smile.

Transform your smile and your life with Smile Design Dentistry. Schedule your appointment today!

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