Highgrove Dental Care
A Great Dentist
  • Dental Office St. Paul MN
  • Dental Office St. Paul MN
  • Dental Office St. Paul MN

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Welcome to Our Practice

Dr. Jadilyn Grittner and Dr. John Grittner along with our entire team are dedicated to giving you high-quality care without pain or anxiety. Our dental staff is professional, educated, and experienced in helping patients achieve optimum oral health and have the best dental experience ever! Take a moment to learn more about us. We look forward to seeing you at Highgrove Dental Care.


"We've been patients of Dr. Grittner since he took over. He's got a great personality and amazing skills. We've gone in for regular check ups and for difficult cases that required more immediate attention. We've always left happy. Highly recommended!"

Is Teeth Whitening Safe for My Teeth?

December 26, 2021
Posted By: Highgrove Dental Care

Teeth whitening is a fast and easy way to enhance your smile’s aesthetics. Over time, stains accumulate on our teeth from enjoying foods, drinks, and other activities. These stains can make our teeth look worn and drab, adding years to our appearance. But many patients often wonder, “Is teeth whitening safe?” Here’s what you need to know. 

Why Teeth Collect Stains 

Our teeth are porous––much like our skin––and over time, they collect stains. One of the most common reasons we get stains is from pigmented foods and drinks. However, there are many other reasons why our teeth look stained or discolored: 

  • Natural aging 
  • Inadequate oral hygiene 
  • Certain medications
  • Illness
  • Excessive fluoride
  • Smoking and tobacco products 

Safe Professional Teeth Whitening for Brighter Smiles

Teeth whitening products usually contain a peroxide solution or abrasives to remove stains and whiten teeth. Most healthy patients can safely use peroxide solution, but abrasive over-the-counter products can wear down enamel. For example, abrasive teeth whitening toothpastes are harsh on the surfaces of your teeth. On the other hand, your hygienist uses fine dental paste called prophylaxis paste, or “prophy” paste for short. Prophy paste clears away external stains and dental plaque, polishing teeth to reduce plaque retention. 

Do You Need Teeth Whitening in St. Paul, MN? 

Professional teeth whitening is safe for many patients who want to remove stains and attain a brighter smile. However, the best way to determine if teeth whitening treatment is proper for you is to visit us for a consultation. At Highgrove Dental Care, we offer safe and effective teeth whitening personalized to meet your aesthetic goals. 

We start with a comprehensive oral examination to check the health of your teeth and gums. Based on your health profile and overall wellness, we can develop a treatment plan that works for you. 

Do you want whiter teeth? Please feel free to give us a call today to schedule your consultation! We can also answer any questions you may have about professional teeth whitening treatment, how to maintain a white smile, and any other inquiries or concerns you may have. 

We look forward to helping you attain a whiter, more dazzling smile! 

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