TEETH WHITENING

How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

Stains on teeth can be classified in one of two ways: extrinsic or intrinsic. Extrinsic stains appear on the surface of your teeth. Intrinsic stains live between the microcracks in your enamel and deep within your dentin (the layer of your tooth underneath your enamel). Whitening toothpastes and mouth rinses may be able to remove some of the extrinsic stains on your teeth. But only teeth whitening agents can remove the stubborn extrinsic stains and the unsightly intrinsic stains that cause your teeth to look discolored.

Opalescence gels contain an active whitening ingredient (either carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide) that penetrates your enamel to get to discolored molecules. Oxygen molecules from the whitening agents react with the discolored molecules in your teeth, breaking the bonds that hold them together. The oxygen molecules spread, whitening the entire tooth. As a result, you are left with a brighter, whiter smile.

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Indications for Use

Opalescence Boost is a 40% power whitening gel for medical in-office use only. It is applied by the dentist for whitening one or more teeth, parts of a tooth, and/or for accelerated chairside whitening techniques. Opalescence Boost is also used on nonvital teeth, including in-office intracoronal bleaching.

Opalescence Boost is an alternative, conservative method for treating dark, internally discolored teeth (compared to crowns, veneers, etc.) caused by disease, injury, or medical treatment such as congenital, systemic, metabolic, pharmacological, traumatic, or iatrogenic factors such as dental fluorosis, jaundice, tetracycline, adult minocycline stains, porphyria, trauma, and erythroblastosis fetalis.

Opalescence Boost can be used alone or in conjunction with other Opalescence tooth whitening treatments.

Because restorative materials will not whiten, we recommend that teeth are whitened prior to placing esthetic restorations. (Wait two weeks after bleaching procedures before placing adhesive restorations.) Our experience shows that most treated teeth continue to whiten 12 to 24 hours after whitening treatment is completed. Bleaching problematic teeth to a more natural shade will optimize restorative shade matching.

No Light Needed

Scientific studies have proven that the best in-office bleaching results do not require a light. That’s why Opalescence Boost has always been chemically activated for the highest quality in-office whitening available.

Immediate Results

Offering dramatic results after just two or three 20-minute treatments, Opalescence Boost is perfect for patients looking for instant whitening gratification or those who have an important event coming up that requires a bright, white smile.

Innovative Mixing and Delivery

Opalescence Boost uses a unique syringe-to-syringe mixing method to ensure fresh, effective product for every application. Once the gel is mixed, Opalescence Boost is conveniently applied to the teeth through the Micro 20ga FX tip. This specially designed tip has flocked fibers on the end to allow quick, easy, and precise delivery.

Powerful Formula

With its powerful 40% hydrogen peroxide formula, Opalescence Boost can provide noticeable whitening results in less than one hour. Because of its powerful concentration, Opalescence Boost is only administered in the dental office.

Distinct Red Color

The noticeable color of Opalescence Boost makes it easy to see, which helps during placement and removal.

Superior Stability

Opalescence products are among the most stable whitening products in the industry, maintaining virtually all of its effectiveness over the course of its shelf life.8,9 Because delivery times vary depending on the location of each particular dental office, Opalescence products are formulated with transit time in mind, so they remain stable even after being shipped across the country. In fact, stability studies performed on Opalescence tooth whitening gels have shown that the peroxide potency at the end of the product’s shelf life is consistently 90% or greater.

Formulated with 20% Water

Many whitening products on the market dehydrate teeth, resulting in uncomfortable sensitivity for patients. Opalescence Boost is made up of 20% water to keep the teeth hydrated during the whitening process. This high water content, combined with optimum levels of potassium nitrate and fluoride, reduce the likelihood of residual sensitivity for your patients.

Gluten Free and Kosher Certified

Opalescence products are gluten free and kosher certified, so they fit in with the lifestyles and beliefs of patients from any background.

Perfectly Balanced pH

Because tooth whitening gel can be in the mouth for several hours at a time, it’s important to use a product with a pH that closely matches the natural pH of a patient’s mouth. When the mouth has a lower pH (between 5.5 and 6.5), bacteria can begin to flourish. Opalescence Boost contains added buffers to help maintain neutral pH levels. So, not only can whitening improve the esthetic appearance of your patients’ smiles, it can also provide numerous health benefits for your patients as well.

Sold Directly to Licensed Dental Professionals Only

Opalescence is committed to supporting the dental community. Because tooth whitening is most successful when supervised by a dentist, Opalescence is sold directly to licensed dental professionals only. It’s important for dentists to ensure their patients understand the whitening procedure, have realistic expectations of the outcome, and have an enjoyable experience so they are pleased with the final result.

Unmatched Quality Made in the USA

The names Opalescence and Ultradent are synonymous with quality. All of our research and development is done in-house. So is our manufacturing and quality control. This allows us to guide and oversee the entire process—from the time an Opalescence innovation is conceived to the time it’s created and packaged for shipping. We have met the strictest standards, and our facility is ISO 9001 certified. All of this ensures every product performs exactly as it’s supposed to for you and for your patients.



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