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Whitening

Teeth whitening is one of the most sought-after dental procedures in cosmetic dentistry today. In fact, white teeth have been desired as far back as ancient Egyptian times. However, methods used in the past are not as quick or desirable as what is available today.

CFD can whiten your smileHow’d They Do It?

In ancient Egypt, white teeth were a sign of wealth. To achieve bright smiles, the Egyptians mixed ground pumice stone with wine vinegar. Tasty, right?

Of course, the Egyptian method of whitening isn’t nearly as unappealing as the ancient Roman means of teeth whitening with urine. Unfortunately, the Romans weren’t aware that it was the ammonia in urine that produced whiter teeth.

Fast Forward to Today

We now know quite well that hydrogen peroxide whitens teeth quite nicely, without the drawbacks of ancient methods. At Chanhassen Family Dentistry, we offer several teeth whitening options:

  • Crest 3D Whitestrips with Advanced Seal Professional Supreme, which are about 3x stronger than Whitestrips found in stores
  • Custom Tray Bleaching, with reusable trays that are custom-fitted to you.
  • Porcelain Veneers, which mask discoloration and fix slight mis-alignments to create a beautiful and natural smile.

If you’re interested in brightening your smile, call us at 952-443-3368.

The Power of a Beautiful Smile

Your mother probably taught you to “stand up straight and smile” when you are introduced to new people. She had a point.

A number of studies have uncovered just how powerful a smile can be. Approximately half of Americans say that when making a first impression, a smile is more memorable than what an individual says. Nearly one-third of Americans also say that teeth are the first trait they notice when meeting someone. Combine these facts with the traits that people infer from a smile, and you’ll understand how powerful a smile truly is. read more