Gleaming Smiles with Teeth Whitening in Blaine
Everyone wants a shiny, white smile. Your appearance can affect you socially, emotionally, and professionally. People who smile with confidence are viewed as warm, inviting, and beautiful. There are countless whitening products now available for the everyday consumer, ranging from a temporary coating (similar to fingernail polish) to long lasting enamel/enhancing internal whiteners. All of these products vary in price and unfortunately, some are much more effective than others. At Imagine, we use only products that we've tried ourselves and know work well. They are safe, effective, and can help you enhance your smile without the need for drills or anesthetic.
Why Teeth Discolor
There are numerous reasons why teeth discolor over time. Chemicals and acids in foods, beverages, and tobacco can change the color of your teeth, and cause damage to the protective enamel layer. Medications such as tetracycline, excessive fluoride, and previous dental work may also cause unsightly stains on your tooth enamel. Many patients are also subject to genetic factors that affect the color of teeth. While we think of tooth enamel as white, the natural, unstained shade of your teeth can range from pearly white to bluish gray to pale yellow. Even if you brush and floss daily, stains can tarnish your beautiful smile and steal the confident image you want to convey.
Zoom! Your Way to A Brighter Smile
We offer Zoom! Whitening in our Blaine, MN office for fabulous results in about an hour. The specially formulated Zoom! bleaching is gentle on teeth but tough on stains. Activated by a UV light, the whitening gel penetrates tooth enamel and dentin to lift stains and brighten teeth up to eight shades. Periodic touch-ups with your personalized take-home kit will keep stains at bay for a dazzling smile!
At-Home Whitening with NiteWhite
If your teeth are excessively sensitive or if you don't desire an immediate change, NiteWhite is an excellent take-home alternative that will create similar results. With NiteWhite, we'll create clear, custom-fit bleaching trays to use with the NiteWhite bleaching gel. Simply line your custom trays with the whitening solution and wear them as directed. Over time, the carbamide peroxide, the active ingredient in NiteWhite, will whiten your teeth on a daily basis. It also offers the benefit of reduced dental sensitivity compared to other bleaching gels, so you can still get that bright white smile you've always wanted without the discomfort.
Sometimes, teeth are stained too deeply and traditional whitening will not work. If this is the case, porcelain veneers or crowns may be good alternative solutions.These cosmetic dentistry procedures are long lasting and don’t discolor or stain over time. In addition to whitening your smile, veneers and bonding can cover cracks, chips, and slight misalignments.