You know, many people go through whitening procedures. First comes to mind are young women, teenagers or 20-somethings. And of course, they want to have white, bright smiles. You might not think of the older women with the gray hair and the lighter complexion and their teeth start to look yellower with that white background. When we whiten their teeth, it's just amazing how it changes them. So, it's for all ages, it's for all spectrums of society. We have a great program at Lakeside Dentistry. We call it Smiles for Life. We donate our whitening money to local charities and it's been a win-win situation for all of us.
You may love coffee. But it doesn’t love your teeth, and over time can cause discoloration. And coffee isn’t the only thing that can dull your smile. So can:
- Other beverages and foods
- Some medications
- Tobacco use
No matter why your teeth look dingy, Lakeside Dentistry has teeth whitening treatments that will make your smile whiter and brighter! Call our Rochester, MN dentist office at 507-316-6444 to find out more about this cosmetic dentistry service.
Teeth Whitening In Our Office or To Go
At Lakeside Dentistry, your trusted Rochester, MN dentist uses teeth whitening treatments from respected brand Opalescence. Not only do they whiten your teeth, but they also contain ingredients designed to help strengthen your tooth enamel, decrease sensitivity, and even help prevent cavities. You can choose a treatment applied in our office or one you take home to use at your convenience.
You’ll get similar results. The biggest difference is in treatment times.
If you opt to get a whitening gel applied by the capable team in our office, here is what you can expect:Teeth Whitening Procedure by Dr. Peggy Scott of Lakeside Dentistry Read Transcript
We do offer a number of solutions for teeth whitening at Lakeside Dentistry. Honestly, there's a number of over-the-counter products that we will discuss with the person, if they seem like a good candidate, because for little investment, oftentimes, people can get a good result with an over-the-counter product. In our office, I think it's really fantastic. We have a couple different products. One is a take-home product. It's newer to the office. It's been there about 18 months. It's trays filled with gel for a very low price, fantastic.
But if people want something fancier, we do do custom trays and show them how to use the trays and do it at home. The nice thing I like about our professional trays that we make is we make, the $200 that it costs, we always send it to a local charity, so we've chosen different charities over time, and the money that they spend on their bleach, we donate it to a charity in Rochester. It's been the Boys and Girls Club sometimes. It's been one of the cancer centers. It's been Hope Cancer Lodge. Different ones over time, but we've donated thousands of dollars to local charities with our bleach program. That's a cool thing to do.
- Because this gel has the highest concentration of whitening ingredients, it will brighten your teeth in about an hour.
- Unlike some other whitening treatments, it does not require activation with a light.
- Our staff carefully applies the gel so none gets on your gums, lips, or other sensitive areas. And we monitor you throughout the process to make sure.
With the home teeth whitening treatment:
- You can apply the gel whenever you like.
- You can use either custom-made trays filled with whitening gel or prefilled disposable trays that are especially handy for situations like travel.
- It typically takes about a week of application to achieve the desired results.
Our Teeth Whitening Helps You Do Good
Lakeside Dentistry donates proceeds from teeth whitening treatments to Rochester, MN charities like the Quarry Hill Nature Center and the Von Wald Group Home. So your teeth get beautiful while you help make the world a more beautiful place!