Professional Teeth Whitening Services in Shakopee

When your smile is white and bright, it’s easy to share it with the world confidently. Unfortunately, certain lifestyle factors can cause your teeth to become discolored or dull over time. The good news is that achieving a noticeably radiant smile is easy with professional teeth whitening. If you’re interested in enhancing the beauty of your smile quickly and conveniently, Dr. Kuhr and his team can help. Here’s what you should know about professional teeth whitening services in Shakopee before scheduling your appointment at Kuhr Dental Group.

Overview of Cosmetic Teeth Whitening

Practicing good oral hygiene habits is an important part of maintaining a healthy, beautiful smile for life. Even with regular brushing and flossing, teeth can become stained due to several common lifestyle factors. These include:

  • Eating and drinking stain-causing foods, such as coffee and wine
  • Taking certain medications
  • Age
  • Smoking

Fortunately, cosmetic dental treatments like professional teeth whitening can help lift stains caused by everyday life. The best candidate for teeth whitening is someone who would like to have whiter teeth but whose oral health is otherwise in good condition. It’s important to note that teeth whitening is not a practical option for teeth that have been discolored due to trauma or have undergone dental treatments, such as a dental crown or bridge.

With so many at-home teeth whitening products on the market, you may wonder why going to the dentist is necessary to achieve a brighter smile. While at-home whitening products are convenient, having your teeth whitened at the dentist is the best way to ensure that the process is safe, effective, and fast.


Teeth Whitening at the Dentist

Having your teeth whitened at Kuhr Dental Group couldn’t be easier. Here’s what you can expect during your appointment:

  • Dr. Kuhr will examine your mouth to ensure that your teeth are healthy. 
  • If he determines that you’re a good candidate for teeth whitening, he will apply a special gel to your gums to protect them.
  • Next, he will coat the surface of your teeth with a professional-strength whitening solution. An LED light will be used to lift the stains from your teeth.
  • This process will be repeated until your desired results have been achieved.

Custom Trays for At-Home Teeth Whitening

In addition to in-office whitening treatments, we can also provide our patients with custom whitening trays to use in the comfort of their own homes. At-home trays are also great for touching up your smile’s brightness between in-office whitening treatments. 

At Kuhr Dental Group, each new patient can enjoy free at-home whitening for life! Once you are at the point where your teeth are healthy and stable enough to be whitened, we will take impressions and fabricate your custom whitening trays. When you come in for your hygiene visit every six months, we’ll provide you with two new tubes of whitening gel to use with your trays. 

Existing patients can still take advantage of our at-home whitening for life program. Simply refer a friend or family member to our office or pay $99 for the lab fee to have your custom trays created. 

Is Professional Dental Whitening Painful?

Professional dental whitening should be virtually painless. Sometimes, a patient may experience mild sensitivity immediately following their procedure. This should be short-lived and resolve on its own within a few hours.

How Long Does In-Office Teeth Whitening Take?

The length of your teeth whitening appointment will depend on the condition of your teeth, how quickly the stains lift, and how many applications your teeth require. Most patients can expect their treatment to take about half an hour.

Kuhr Dental Group: The Best Choice for Professional Teeth Whitening

If you think your smile is too stained or dull to gain the dazzling white smile you’ve always wanted, think again. At Kuhr Dental Group, we are proud to provide exceptional dental care to each patient, including teeth whitening services. You can improve the appearance and brightness of your discolored teeth in as little as one convenient dental whitening appointment. To learn more about how undergoing a whitening treatment can benefit the way you look and feel, contact us today to schedule your consultation. We can’t wait to give you a reason to smile bright!