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How Does Teeth Whitening Work ?
You already know that whitening works, but do you know how?
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 -- Complete line of professional products that deliver professional results:
Opalescence Go comes in prefilled, disposable trays, so it's easy to take with you anywhere you go.
Opalescence Boost offers brighter, whiter teeth in less than one hour in the dental chair.

Team up with your dentist and Opalescence to get the bright, white smile you've dreamed of!

  • Opalescence tooth whitening gel contains PF (potassium nitrate and fluoride). Potassium nitrate has been shown to help reduce sensitivity. Fluoride has been shown to help reduce caries and strengthen enamel. Together they help to improve the overall health of the teeth. 1-5

  • Formulated to prevent dehydration and shade relapse

  • Four concentrations for treatment flexibility

  • Three flavors

  • Day or night wear

  • Sticky, viscous gel won't migrate to soft tissues

White Teeth

Professional results—in about an hour.
For a brighter, whiter smile without the wait, choose Opalescence Boost, an in-office, chemically activated whitening treatment that offers results in less than an hour. It's ideal for people who want instant whitening gratification or those who have that special event coming up that requires a bright, white smile.

  • Opalescence Boost contains PF (potassium nitrate and fluoride). Potassium nitrate has been shown to help reduce sensitivity. Fluoride has been shown to help reduce caries and strengthen enamel. Together they help to improve the overall health of the teeth. 1-5

  • Chemically activated, so no hot, uncomfortable light is needed

  • Dentist-applied treatment

  • Provides dramatic results in less than one hour


Safe
Opalescence Boost is a powerful, whitening treatment applied by your dentist to ensure a safe and comfortable experience. In addition, Opalescence gels include potassium nitrate and fluoride (PF). Findings have confirmed that the potassium nitrate and fluoride actually help to reduce cavities, minimize sensitivity, increase enamel hardness, and improve the overall health of your teeth.

Effective
Opalescence Boost is the fastest way to get the bright, white smile you've always wanted. In fact, Opalescence Boost is so fast and effective, it offers dramatic results in less than one hour in the dental chair.

Whitening FAQs

How long do teeth whitening results last?

Teeth whitening results are very stable, leaving you with a stunning smile long after treatment is over. However, there are a few factors that can make teeth lose their luster. Things like genetics, diet, age, some medications (like tetracycline), and certain habits (like smoking) may affect the length of your whitening results. Fortunately, touch-up treatments are quick and easy, helping you get that bright, white smile back.

Will teeth whitening cause tooth sensitivity?
Tooth sensitivity is a relatively common side effect of teeth whitening. If sensitivity occurs, it is often temporary and will go away once you've completed the whitening process. Opalescence products include desensitizing ingredients like potassium nitrate and fluoride to help reduce sensitivity and provide additional comfort.

Will teeth whitening weaken my teeth?
Opalescence products include potassium nitrate and fluoride. Potassium nitrate has been shown to help reduce sensitivity. Fluoride has been shown to help reduce caries and strengthen enamel.

What options are available to whiten my teeth?
Opalescence has been specially formulated and is available in many different concentrations, delivery options, and flavors. This means that you can whiten in a way that best fits your lifestyle. Whether you want to whiten your teeth with a custom tray, on the go, or with an in-office whitening treatment, Opalescence has a professional whitening option for you.

I've heard of some whitening treatments that require a bright light to be shined on my teeth. Are these lights really effective?

Lots of other in-office whitening treatments use a light or a laser during the whitening process. You've probably seen commercials for these kinds of teeth whiteners. Or maybe you've even seen kiosks in the mall where they'll use a light to whiten your teeth. Are these lights and lasers really effective, though?
The answer is no. Current research shows that hydrogen peroxide alone (the whitening agent used in Opalescence Boost) is effective in whitening teeth, and that light activation adds no additional benefits.

Boost Before and After

Opalescence Boost
Professional results—in about an hour.
For a brighter, whiter smile without the wait, choose Opalescence Boost, an in-office, chemically activated whitening treatment that offers results in less than an hour. It's ideal for people who want instant whitening gratification or those who have that special event coming up that requires a bright, white smile.

  • Opalescence Boost contains PF (potassium nitrate and fluoride). Potassium nitrate has been shown to help reduce sensitivity. Fluoride has been shown to help reduce caries and strengthen enamel. Together they help to improve the overall health of the teeth. 1-5

  • Chemically activated, so no hot, uncomfortable light is needed

  • Dentist-applied treatment

  • Provides dramatic results in less than one hour

Opalescence Go is the professional alternative to over-the-counter whitening options. It's a simple, fast, and great-tasting way to start a whitening treatment or for whitening touch-ups. With no impressions or custom trays necessary, Opalescence Go is ready to use right out of the package!

  • Opalescence tooth whitening gel contains PF (potassium nitrate and fluoride). Potassium nitrate has been shown to help reduce sensitivity. Fluoride has been shown to help reduce caries and strengthen enamel. Together they help to improve the overall health of the teeth. 1-5

  • No impressions, no models, no lab time

  • Sleek and comfortable; adapts to any smile

  • Discreet, clear tray material

  • 10% - wear 30–60 minutes for 5–10 days; 15% - wear 15–20 minutes for 5–10 days

  • Peach, Melon, and Mint flavors

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