Teeth whitening procedures are used to brighten the appearance of a patient’s smile. According to the American Dental Association, teeth whitening procedures have become some of the most popular esthetic dental treatments among patients throughout the country.
Here at Altoona Smiles, we have two products Opalescence Go and REV Whitening. Both of our products are take home products.
Opalescence Go: 10 sets of preloaded whitening trays that you wear for 15 minutes. Convenient and easy to use.
REV Whitening: We customize the whitening trays to fit your beautiful smile. Syringes of solution dispensed for a more customizable customer experience. 15 minute wear time. This is a popular product for our Invisalign patients.
At Altoona Smiles, your overall dental health is our first priority, therefore, we perform dental exams before dispensing any of our whitening products.
Did you know…
that teeth naturally darken as we age? Furthermore, certain foods, beverages, medications and habits can contribute to a darker, yellowed, or stained smile. However, it is possible to erase years of stains with our professional whitening products and sustain those results for many years with proper maintenance. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, professional whitening is best maintained by a combination of good oral care and take-home whitening treatments as recommended by your dentist.
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I a Candidate for Teeth Whitening?
You may be a candidate for professional teeth whitening if you are experiencing discoloration, but otherwise have healthy teeth and healthy gums. Schedule a consultation with a dentist to find out if tooth whitening could be right for you. Some patients, such as those who are pregnant or sensitive to whitening agents, may not be candidates for professional whitening.
What Type of Post-Treatment Care is Required After Having My Teeth Whitened?
It is normal to experience some tooth sensitivity following our professional whitening trays. Please give our office a call if you feel that your sensitivity is not going away or if you experience any other complications.