Teeth Whitening Questions

Is there any reason not to use a store-bought kit?

Yes. Dr. Raymond will have custom trays made for you that perfectly fit your teeth. A store-bought kit has generic trays which will almost certainly not fit you. One size fits all. That can put the whitening gel in uneven contact with your teeth and give you uneven results. Our customized trays are made to fit your teeth, which will maximize comfort and lessen sensitivity and irritation.

You will be working under Dr. Raymond's guidance and will have the full support of his team to answer any questions you may have. We will show you how to use the kit and get the best results.

Will tooth whitening lighten my dark or discolored fillings?

No, tooth whitening will work only on tooth enamel. Dr. Buzz Raymond may recommend whitening before your have your fillings replaced, so that your new fillings can be matched to the color of your teeth after whitening.

Is tooth whitening safe?

Yes and no. Whitening will not alter the structure of your teeth or damage your tooth enamel if done infrequently. It is a safe and non-invasive solution for dark or discolored teeth. If used too frequently, whitening may weaken the strength of your tooth enamel, just like too frequent coloring of your hair can make your hair brittle.

Could my teeth be resistant to whitening?

There are many causes of discoloration and some can make your teeth resistant to whitening. That does not mean you have to live with stained or discolored teeth.

In some cases, polishing can remove a stubborn stain. If your teeth are stained on the inside, as can be caused by certain medications such as tetracycline, Dr. Raymond may recommend porcelain veneers or dental bonding to cover the stains.

You can have dazzling, healthy-looking teeth. If you still have questions about tooth whitening or think that you are ready to get started, please contact us today to schedule your comprehensive examination or your initial consultation. Dr. Raymond serves the Minneapolis and Golden Valley, Minnesota area, and your first consultation is at no charge.

Our Office

Valley Square Office Center
7575 Golden Valley Rd – STE 240
Golden Valley, Minnesota 55427

763-525-0306


Valley Square Office Center
7575 Golden Valley Rd – STE 240
Golden Valley, Minnesota 55427

763-525-0306

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