Dental Care Associates offers safe and effective Minot teeth whitening treatments

A survey published in Dental Tribune International found that there’s a link between oral health and self-esteem. Of people surveyed, 16% said that their discolored teeth make them self-conscious and insecure; another 12% said that they felt that it prevented them from getting a job or promotion.

Teeth discoloration is actually quite common. It can be caused by some types of food like coffee or tea, smoking, excessive fluoride, diseases that affect the enamel, and even as a side effect of some types of diseases and medications.

It is also normal for teeth to discolor with age, because the enamel wears off and reveals the natural yellowish tint of dentin.

Commercial whitening products can help slow down discoloration, but it cannot remove deep stains. These usually just contain low concentrations of baking soda, activated charcoal, or salt—and the American Dental Association (ADA) says that there is limited evidence that these can produce measurable results.

The ADA also cautions the public from experimenting with DIY treatments that use strong acids. For example, “teeth whitening hacks” that circulate on the Internet often include lemon or vinegar, which may erode the teeth enamel and irritate the gums.

Teeth whitening should be done by a professional.

Dental Care Associates offers Minot teeth whitening services that can help people become more confident about their smile. Their whitening treatment uses professional-grade teeth bleaching materials that can help lift even darker stains and severe yellowing.

Dental Care Associates’ teeth whitening treatment is effective, safe and painless. The dentists first examine the teeth to check for any signs of decay. Then, they place a mouth piece that helps push away the cheeks, and apply a liquid resin dam on the gums. These precautions protect the other areas of the mouth from the bleach.

Finally, they apply a bleaching gel on the teeth and let it sit for 20 to 30 minutes. For some types of gels, the dentists will also use a light to help amplify its effects. This process may be repeated several times.  

Patients will already see an immediate difference after just one Minot teeth whitening treatment. Teeth can appear two to eight shades lighter—even for those who had heavily stained teeth from a lifetime of drinking coffee or tea.

If people want to whiten their teeth even further, Dental Care Associates can also provide additional whitening trays or do a second round of teeth whitening after three to six months.

Aside from Minot teeth whitening treatments, Dental Care Associates also provides other services to restore a person’s smile, such crowns and veneers. They also do regular cleanings, which removes tartar build-up. Tartar can cause teeth to look discolored, and is difficult to remove with just regular brushing and flossing.

To inquire about teeth whitening treatments and other services, call Dental Care Associates at 701-450-1613, or fill out the form on the website. The clinic is open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Mondays to Thursdays, and 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fridays.