Teeth Whitening

Even if you take good care of your teeth and practice excellent oral hygiene, as you get older, you’ll probably notice that your smile isn’t as white as it used to be. Teeth yellowing is a natural part of the aging process, and teeth can also become stained over time because of lifestyle choices such as drinking coffee, tea, or red wine and using tobacco products.

Professional teeth whitening is one of the most common cosmetic dentistry procedures requested at our Stillwater, MN dental practice—and it’s no wonder. Professional teeth whitening can get rid of the stubborn stains on your teeth and give you a smile that sparkles, taking years off your appearance. Professional teeth whitening is both safe and effective.

Having a bright smile you feel proud to show off can change your entire outlook. It can give you more self-confidence—and help ensure you make a great first impression with everyone you meet.

Professional Teeth Whitening at Valley Ridge Dental

We use Opalescence whitening products because they give us the opportunity to create a whitening system that will work with all of our patients. Opalescence whitening products have been around for more than 25 years, and their scientific research has made them an industry innovator. We believe that Opalescence provides superior whitening results that fit our patients’ budgets and lifestyles.

The gels in Opalescence products contain an active whitening ingredient that penetrates your enamel to get to the discolored molecules below. They also include desensitizers that reduce the sensitivity of teeth after whitening.

The following Opalescence whitening products are available at our practice:

Opalescence Go

As its name implies, this product is easy to use on the go—wherever you go. It comes in prefilled disposable trays that are simple to use. 

Opalescence Boost

When you want quick results, try our in-office whitening system. In the same amount of time as the average lunch break, you can have teeth that are several shades lighter than when you arrived at our office. It’s a great option when you want fast results or you question your ability to wear the at-home trays diligently.

Opalescence PF

This product is used with custom-made whitening trays we will make in our office just for you. The trays will fit over your teeth perfectly, and you can use the trays with whitening gel at home at your own convenience. This option works well on its own, or you can use it for touch-ups after you have an in-office whitening treatment.

Enamel Microabrasion

Teeth that are stained with brown or white spots—called enamel fluorosis—can benefit from this treatment. With enamel microabrasion, we use a chemical and mechanical abrasion slurry to remove the dark spots. We recommend you follow up with custom whitening trays for a bright smile you will love to show off. 

Consider teeth whitening to brighten your teeth—because, as the song goes, you’re never truly dressed without a smile! Contact Valley Ridge Dental to find out more!