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Teeth Whitening Frequently Asked Questions

No one can deny the impact of a bright smile: A dazzling smile that impresses isn’t complete without white teeth. Plus, you smile with more confidence when you have beautiful white teeth. Many people associate white teeth with a healthy mouth, so a bright white smile is more attractive. Are your teeth looking dull or yellowed? There’s an easy solution to this common cosmetic problem: Teeth whitening! Teeth whitening is an affordable, non-invasive treatment that enhances your smile and boosts your confidence.

What is Teeth Whitening?

Teeth whitening is the process of using bleaching agents or other materials to make teeth look whiter.

Is Teeth Whitening Safe?

Teeth whitening is safe for your teeth, especially when treatment is overseen by a dental professional. To prevent misuse or damage to your tooth enamel, it’s preferable to receive teeth whitening treatment from a dentist.

Can You Benefit from Teeth Whitening?

If you have stains on the outermost layer of your teeth, including discoloration from tobacco products, coffee, red wine, or natural aging, than it’s likely that you’re a good candidate for teeth whitening. Teeth whitening whitens external stains. If you have intrinsic stains, which are stains that develop from the inside of the tooth, teeth whitening won’t be effective; in those cases, teeth bonding can cover intrinsic stains to restore your smile.

Is Teeth Whitening Done in the Dental Office or at Home?

There are different options for professional teeth whitening. You could have your teeth whitened in a single session at your dentist, or your cosmetic dentist can take impressions of your teeth to make custom dental trays for at-home whitening. The impressions are sent to a dental lab, where they are used to make dental trays that are one-of-a-kind to fit your teeth perfectly. Then you can use the trays with whitening gel to whiten your teeth from your home.


At Modern Dentistry, Todd A. Pizzi, DDS, and Luciana Messina, DDS, are dedicated to providing high-quality cosmetic, restorative, and preventive dentistry services to patients and families in Shrewsbury, Worcester, North and South Grafton, Westborough, Southborough, Northborough, Boylston, Hopkinton, Millbury, and all surrounding communities. To schedule your next appointment, contact our office by calling (508) 842-6356 today.