Edina Dental Care

Whitening - 032017 OLD


Although regular brushing, flossing, and dental visits can keep your smile looking bright, you may wish to make it a little brighter. Edina Dental Care offers a variety of treatments to help you achieve the results you're looking for.

At-home whitening can be achieved through the use of products available in our office. We offer the following:

  • Crest® Whitestrips Supreme Professional Strength – This product is significantly more concentrated and effective than the store-bought packages.
  • Custom Whitening Trays with Whitening Gel – This treatment involves the nighttime wearing of custom-made trays filled with high-powered whitening gel. The trays are made in our in-house lab to achieve a comfortable and effective fit. This is the most commonly used, predictable whitening treatment and often provides the best results.

If you'd like more immediate results, you may choose an in-office whitening treatment. Dr. Kratz may also recommend this to enhance the at-home whitening process. In-office treatments include ZOOM!® and Opalescence® Xtra® Boost™. For best results, at-home whitening trays are recommended to complement the in-office procedure and for the occasional touch-up. In-office whitening usually takes between 30 minutes to an hour and may require more than one office visit.

Results may vary depending on the type of whitening treatment. Based on your unique oral health situation and goals, Dr. Kratz will recommend the best option for you.