What is teeth whitening?
Teeth whitening is an affordable and safe way to bleach stains from teeth, giving them a brighter and healthier appearance. As people age, their teeth become stained and darkened from the foods and beverages they consume as well as from lifestyle choices such as tobacco use.
While teeth stains are a common side effect of aging, thanks to modern dentistry, patients don’t have to tolerate a dull smile as they age. Teeth whitening provides an affordable and safe way for patients to conveniently improve the appearance of their smiles in their own homes.
Olga Frey, DMD, offers a custom professional take-home whitening system. Her team will fabricate flexible, comfortable trays in her Providence, RI dental office and provide enough whitening gel for patients to achieve their desired shade.
Whitening under the supervision of a dentist is the safest and most effective way to eliminate stains. Over-the-counter products can provide less desirable results and cause more tooth sensitivity and gum irritation. Plus, they can also be difficult to use, unlike a custom whitening system designed to fit the patient’s teeth perfectly and keep whitening gel from seeping onto the gums, creating irritation.
Clean teeth always whiten more effectively. Dr. Frey may recommend a professional cleaning to remove calculus prior to beginning any whitening treatment.