Posts for tag: Teeth Whitening

By Page Family Dentistry
December 31, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Teeth Whitening  

Are you feeling underwhelmed with your smile? Do you feel that it could be a lot more radiant and less dull? You’re certainly not alone. Here at Page Family Dentistry, Dr. Marc Page and Dr. Lawrence Page, can help you make your smile brighter in our Providence, RI, office with professional teeth whitening.

But first, you need to understand why our teeth become discolored and how teeth whitening can help get rid of the discoloration.

Understanding Why Teeth Become Stained

Our teeth could lose their shine and whiteness due to drinks and food that stain as well as bad habits like smoking and poor oral hygiene. When left to fester, these stains will become more difficult to remove and will require teeth whitening. Likewise, yellow teeth develop below the surface because under the enamel is another layer called dentin and this layer is naturally yellowish.

When your teeth enamel, the outer surface, starts wearing down due to aging, teeth grinding, and normal wear and tear, the dentin starts to peek through, making your teeth look yellower than they are. Genes likewise play a crucial role in the shade of the dentin and the enamel’s thickness or thinness.

How Teeth Whitening Works to Make Your Smile Brighter

The teeth whitening process is fairly simple. The products used for whitening or lightening teeth contain different concentrations of bleach. They can also contain different bleach types, such as hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide. The bleach works by breaking up the stain bonds attached to your teeth and making them smaller to the point that the color becomes lighter.

In turn, your teeth will appear more radiant and whiter. Here in our Providence, RI, office, you can choose from in-office teeth whitening or dentist-supervised at-home whitening depending on your specific preferences and circumstances. Unfortunately, teeth whitening cannot correct all kinds of stains or discoloration.

For example, very yellow, gray, and brown teeth don’t bleach that well. Teeth whitening won’t also work on dental crowns and fillings. Additionally, whitening won’t work to banish discoloration due to medications or trauma to the teeth. In these cases, your dentist may recommend dental bonding or veneers to cover the stains instead. Work with your dentist to find out the most suitable teeth whitening option for you.

For More Information or Advice on Teeth Whitening, Call Us!

Arrange a visit with your Providence, RI, dentist Dr. Marc Page or Dr. Lawrence Page here at Page Family Dentistry by dialing (401) 421-9350.

By Page Family Dentistry
August 14, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Teeth Whitening  

Have all those years of drinking coffee left your teeth a little yellow? Perhaps you’ve noticed that your smile has begun to dull as you’ve gotten older? Whatever the reason for your discolored smile, our Providence, RI, cosmetic dentists, Drs. Marc & Lawrence Page, can turn your smile around with the help of professional whitening.

Professional in-office teeth whitening can get some smiles up to five shades brighter (or more) in under one hour, making it the fastest and most effective way to remove dental stains and develop a whiter smile. Here are the benefits of receiving professional teeth whitening treatment from our Providence office:

A Healthier-Looking Smile

If you find yourself hiding your smile in photos because coffee, soda, or red wine have given your teeth a yellow sheen over the years, then professional teeth whitening is exactly what you need to brighten your smile quickly. No need to put a special filter on your photos in order to mask your yellowing smile, our dentists can ensure that you get a beautiful, vibrant smile with #nofilter.

A Boost to Your Confidence

Not only will you find yourself smiling more, but you’ll also find that professional teeth whitening treatment can help restore confidence in your appearance. As a result, you may finally get back out into the dating pool or go for that new job promotion or simply feel more comfortable in your own skin. It’s amazing how much confidence you’ll feel with a whiter smile!

You May Become a Social Butterfly

With a renewed sense of confidence, you’ll feel less guarded about your appearance, meaning that you can enjoy talking with friends, colleagues, or that match you found on your dating app without having to worry about your smile. The more confident you feel in your smile, the less self-conscious you’ll be when you socialize!

Interested? Give Us a Call!

Ready to get a whiter smile? If you said “yes” then the next step is to call Page Family Dentistry's Providence, RI, office today by dialing (401) 421-9350. It’s amazing how much more confident you will feel with a whiter smile!

By Page Family Dentistry
February 01, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Teeth Whitening  

Time changes a lot of things, including how your smile looks. What you eat, drink, smoke--whatever you put in your mouth--can make your teeth dull, yellow and aged. If you'd like to brighten your tooth enamel for a more youthful look, investigate professional teeth whitening at Page Family Dentistry in Providence, RI. Dr. Marc Page and Dr. Lawrence Page deliver the whitest smiles possible with quality products and state-of-the-art techniques which really work.


Dental stains

Teeth darken and dull because they absorb organic matter, particularly when oral hygiene practices are poorly executed or spotty. Dentists call these kind of stains "extrinsic" because they affect the outer layer of tooth structure, known as tooth enamel. Soy sauce, coffee, tobacco, acidic foods, sports drinks and more change tooth color.

Teeth also acquire stains deeper in tooth structure, in the second layer known as dentin. Oral trauma, problems during fetal development and exposure to certain medications can cause this difficult kind of staining. Unfortunately, only dental crowns or porcelain veneers can camouflage intrinsic stains.


Professional teeth whitening

Professional teeth whitening offered at Page Family Dentistry in Providence, RI, safely erases extrinsic stains. Better than over-the-counter toothpastes, strips, and rinses, in-office whitening effectively and quickly removes organic matter from within the enamel matrix. Your dentist uses a highly concentrated hydrogen peroxide gel, carefully applied all tooth surfaces, and then rinses the chemical off, leaving teeth white and bright. Most people see a difference of up to eight shades of color in just about one hour.

Plus, when you have your teeth whitened at Page Family Dentistry, you're assured that your teeth are:

- Healthy enough for whitening

- Treated safely

- Protected from the sensitivity retail products often cause


Keeping a white smile

To avoid further staining consider:

- Twice a day brushing

- Once daily flossing

- Limiting foods which are dark or acidic (acid softens enamel, making it more susceptible to stains)

- Drinking plenty of water every day to wash teeth and gums and to increase saliva

- Stopping all tobacco usage


Learn more

You don't have to settle for a dingy, dull smile. Find out how professional teeth whitening from Page Family Dentistry can rejuvenate your smile and your outlook, too. Come see us for a cosmetic dentistry consultation, won't you? Call (401) 421-9350.

By Page Family Dentistry
December 07, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Some people don't like to smile because of gaps, crowding, crooked teeth, and other imperfections. But one of the most common cosmetic teeth whiteningconcerns in dentistry is discolored, yellowing teeth. Everyone has to deal with this problem at some point. No matter how much you brush your teeth, they will eventually change colors due to the foods and beverages we consume every day. Thankfully, the team at Page Family Dentistry in Providence, RI can help you get your smile back on track with professional teeth whitening.

Do You Feel Confident About Your Smile?
When you feel confident about your smile, you effortlessly show it off to the people you meet—both friends and strangers. Smiling and laughing with confidence makes you feel good and makes others feel more comfortable around you. If you're hiding your smile in pictures and when talking to others that is a clear sign that you're not happy with the way it looks. With just one whitening session you can regain your confidence and know that your teeth look their best.

Just One Appointment...
When you try to whiten your teeth on your own, it can take weeks or even months to see any real results. But when you go to Page Family Dentistry in Providence, RI for professional teeth whitening, the process only takes one hour in one appointment. The dentist uses a strong whitening solution that bleaches away stains and discoloration in about 60-90 minutes. Some patients choose to get their teeth whitened on a long lunch hour during work.

Teeth Whitening Aftercare Tips
After you have your teeth whitened, they’ll stay white for up to five years as long as you follow these simple care tips:

- Brush your teeth thoroughly with a high-quality whitening, fluoride toothpaste recommended by your dentist.
- Avoid chewing highly pigmented foods like blackberries and raspberries with your front teeth.
- Rinse and brush after any meal that could potentially stain your teeth.

Make Your Whitening Appointment Today
Having your smile whitened by a dentist at Page Family Dentistry can benefit you in a number of ways, including increased confidence and better social experiences. Call (401) 421-9350 today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Marc Page and Dr. Lawrence Page at their office in Providence, RI.

By Page Family Dentistry
September 19, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Teeth Whitening  

Don’t want to ditch your morning coffee but want to ditch those yellowing stains? Find out how teeth whitening can help.

When you hit the snooze button several times in the morning the only thing that may actually get you up out of bed is that morning cup of teeth whiteningcoffee. There is something about the first cup of coffee that breathes life back into your tired brain and body. If this sounds like you then you probably won’t be throwing out the coffee anytime soon, but if you want to whiten your coffee-stained smile find out how our Providence, RI dentists, Dr. Marc Page and Dr. Lawrence Page, can help.

What our Providence General Dentists can do

If you want to maintain a healthy beautiful smile despite the fact that you may have a passion for coffee drinking, you should certainly be scheduling regular dental cleanings with us to make sure that your teeth look and feel their best. A professional cleaning is better equipped to safely abrade and polish the surface of your teeth to remove stains caused by coffee. If you don’t keep up with these appointment as you should then it’s time you called us.

Besides these routine cleanings you can also talk to us about how to brighten your smile more significantly with professional teeth whitening. Our high-quality bleaching agent is the only ones one the market that is strong enough to give you noticeably whiter teeth in just one session. In fact, we can easily remove coffee stains during your whitening treatment. Some smiles can even turn several shades lighter in just one visit.

At-Home Maintenance

Once you getting the results you’ve been looking for with teeth whitening the next step is to maintain those results for as long as possible. While results can last for several months and even up to a year or more, a lot depends on how well you care for your smile.

Talk to us about which whitening toothpastes we may recommend, as well as whether you might benefit from our at-home whitening system. While it won’t give you the same fast, effective results as our in-office whitening, it can be a great option for maintaining your results from the comfort of your own home.

While we certainly won’t tell you to get rid of coffee altogether we do recommend cutting back to keep your professionally whitened smile brighter for much longer. Get the radiant smile you’ve always wanted by turning to our Providence, RI dental office for whitening. Call Page Family Dentistry today!

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