Choose Teeth Whitening for a Dazzling Smile
Teeth whitening can dramatically improve the overall appearance of your smile and boost self-confidence. There are many types of teeth whitening products on the market, however, choosing a dentist-supervised regimen can provide you with more predictable results. Dr. Tim Clavin in Minneapolis, MN, provides both custom and pre-filled teeth whitening trays for effective, convenient at-home teeth whitening treatment.
Supervised Teeth Whitening
Undergoing dentist-supervised teeth whitening offers a variety of benefits. Brightening your smile can provide a cleaner, healthier looking smile and increased self-confidence. Teeth whitening offers long-lasting, predictable effects, and since it is one of the most affordable cosmetic dental treatments, it does not require a large out-of-pocket investment. In addition, undergoing teeth whitening under the supervision and consultation of Dr. Clavin provides a safer and more effective way to whiten teeth than when using over-the-counter products.
Explore Your Candidacy
There are two types of stains that can impact the color of your teeth. Extrinsic stains affect the surface of the teeth. They are caused by certain food and drinks, such as black tea, berries, coffee, and red wine. Other factors can also cause this type of discoloration, including age, smoking, and genetics. Teeth whitening is very effective at treating extrinsic stains.
In contrast, intrinsic stains are internal discoloration which typically develop due to trauma or as a side effect of certain medications. Intrinsic stains are resistant to teeth whitening treatments. If your smile is affected by intrinsic stains or you suffer from dental sensitivity, Dr. Clavin may recommend an alternative cosmetic treatment, such as porcelain veneers or dental bonding.
Your Treatment Options
Dr. Clavin offers two kinds of at-home whitening. The first option involves custom trays which are crafted to fit the exact proportions of your mouth. Dr. Clavin will capture detailed impressions of your teeth and create a set of trays that will provide you with a comfortable fit. Before each use, you will fill the trays with whitening gel.
By choosing teeth whitening with Dr. Clavin, you can experience the benefits of whitening without the unpredictability of over-the-counter options.
For an even more convenient option, we also offer pre-filled, disposable trays. These trays are ready to be worn right out of the package and can deliver effective results when worn as little as 15 minutes a day.
Maintaining Your Results
There are several techniques for protecting and enhancing the results of your teeth whitening treatment, including:
- Brushing or rinsing right after enjoying food or beverages that cause staining
- Using a whitening toothpaste to prevent yellowing
- Maintaining your routine dental examinations and hygienic cleanings
Another way to enhance your results is to undergo a teeth whitening touch-up. If you smoke or drink a lot of coffee, you may require more frequent touch-ups to maintain the effect you desire.
A Brighter, More Brilliant Smile
By choosing teeth whitening with Dr. Clavin, you can experience the benefits of whitening without the unpredictability of over-the-counter options. Many patients see results within a few days of starting their treatment program. To protect your oral health and prevent dental sensitivity, we only offer high-quality, trusted brands of whitening solution. Call our office at 612-332-5122 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.