Types of Teeth Whitening Methods

Opalescence® Teeth Whitening

Opalescence is a well-known take home bleaching system and the first ADA accepted, syringe delivered, take-home bleaching gel. The patented formula has unique sticky and adhesive properties, which produce teeth whitening results in days rather than weeks.

Previous to the Opalescence home bleaching gel, home bleaching was tedious and time consuming, with varying levels of patient acceptance. The active ingredient in Opalescence teeth whitening gel is carbamide peroxide. Opalescence PF carbamide peroxide based gels come in strengths of 10%, 15%, and 20%. The PF denotes the use of fluoride and potassium nitrate, which are added to reduce whitening sensitivity.

The safety and effectiveness of Opalescence home bleaching gel is unsurpassed. The Opalescence teeth whitening system has been shown to be effective for removing some or all of the internal tooth discoloration due to congenital, systemic, pharmacologic, traumatic factors and aging. It has also proven effective with certain cases of fluorosis and tetracycline staining.

Opalescence teeth whitening is recommended for discolored teeth prior to placement of composite, veneers, crowns or bridges as porcelain and other restorative materials will not whiten.

Unlike other home bleaching gels, the Opalescence is a sticky formula that does not leak from the home bleaching tray . Patients experience teeth whitening results quickly which leads to high treatment compliance. A university study proved that the Opalescence home bleaching gel can be active for 8-10 hours for overnight home bleaching.

The Opalescence home bleaching gel has an estimated shelf life of 24 months if kept refrigerated and 12 months un-refrigerated.

Other ranges of Opalescence Teeth Whitening aside from its well-established home bleaching gel include:

  • Opalescence® Boost Teeth Whitening : high concentration of peroxide done at the dentist office
  • Opalescence® Go : Basically an over-the-counter home bleaching kit that comes with a general mouthcase instead of a customized mouthcase if choosing Opalescence home bleaching prescribed at you’re dentist office.
Opalescence® Teeth Whitening
Opalescence® Teeth Whitening

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