A Legacy of Excellence since 1948

Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening - Rochester, MN

Light Up the Room Every Time

Teeth whitening is a common and popular chemical process used to lighten your teeth. Some people get their teeth whitened to make stains disappear, while others just want a brighter smile. Please see our Whitening for Life program for a long-lasting bright smile. 

How Long will it Take for me to See Teeth Whitening Results?

You’ll typically see results after your first treatment. Dental whitening consists of one overnight treatment with the total cycle lasts about two weeks. There will be one treatment every night and you’ll continue to see results after each nightly treatment. 

Will Teeth Whitening Affect My Tooth Enamel?

No, teeth bleaching or whitening will not harm your tooth enamel in any way. 

How Long will Teeth Whitening Last?
Teeth whitening will typically last at least a year. Your results will last longer by eliminating dark colas, teas, and coffees. You will need to bleach more often if you continue to consume food and beverages that stain your teeth.
What is the Difference Between Your Teeth Whitening Bleach and What I can Buy Over the Counter?

Over the counter bleach is a lower concentration than the strength that we, as dentists, can prescribe. With the higher strength bleach, the results last longer and are achieved in a shorter amount of time.

Custom, take-home bleaching trays are a convenient and long-term solution to achieving a brighter smile. First, an impression of your teeth is taken to craft your bleaching trays – one for your upper teeth and one for your lower teeth. We will make sure your bleaching trays fit properly, show you how to apply the whitening gel, and discuss the amount of time your bleaching trays should be worn each day to achieve your desired results. 

Will I Experience any Tooth Sensitivity?

Some people do have some sensitivity. We take all precautions to help avoid any discomfort. Tooth sensitivity usually subsides once your full cycle is done. 

What Kind of Options do I have When it Comes to Teeth Whitening?

In addition to conventional bleaching trays, we also offer an in-office teeth whitening service. During in-office whitening, we coat your teeth with the whitening agent and then use a high intensity light to activate it. You can have whiter teeth in as little as an hour! 

Meet Your
Award-Winning Doctors

A Qualified Team of Dentists Dedicated to Your Smile

At Gentling Dental Care, we strongly believe that four heads are better than one – that’s why our dental office features a team of knowledgeable doctors who all bring unique strengths and skills to the table! At the same time, they share a similar passion for trustworthy, family-friendly dentistry that always adheres to very high clinical standards. To put it simply, they never perform care that they wouldn’t recommend to their very own loved ones.

Dr. Ryan Henrichsen

Dr. Phil Pattee

Dr. Melissa McColloch

Dr. Erich Eichwald

Dr. Scott Gruwell

Read Our Reviews

The Proof is in Our Patients

“Gentling staff graciously fit me into a busy day for a tooth pain emergency. The dentist and assistant quickly found the problem, applied a temporary fix and gave me a treatment plan for follow up. Everyone clearly knew what they were doing. Everyone was friendly and welcoming. All good here!”

- George D.

“I had a wonderful experience during my recent visit. The staff were not only friendly and professional but also genuinely cared about me as both a person and a patient. They consistently take the time to get to know you, your family, and your care needs. Additionally, the services provided were top-notch. Overall, I highly recommend this dental practice to anyone looking for exceptional care.”

- Joe D.

“I had chipped the corner of my front tooth when I was a kid and had a composite filling that time really took a toll on. So, I got an appointment scheduled to get a new filling! Dr. Melissa and Kristie did a wonderful, efficient, and painless job on my tooth. They matched the color and shape perfectly. You can't even tell I have a filling! Thanks for your great work!”

- Meredith M.

“Gentling 's dentists and staff are all very kind, patient, and friendly. Our entire family agreed upon a five star rating for Gentling. We highly recommend Gentling for any family, kids and adults.”

- Todd Z.

See What Makes Us Different

Our Friendly Dental Team Treats Everyone Like Family

Thorough Consultation

Treatment Plan

Every Dental
Need Covered

Committed to Continuous Improvement

Our Location



Working Hours


8AM - 5PM


7:30AM - 5PM


7:30AM - 5PM


7AM - 5PM


8AM - 12PM