Opalescence® Tooth Whitening Systems
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.
Opalescence PF (Take Home)
Opalescence take-home whitening gel offers professional results in a customized whitening treatment you can do in the comfort of your own home. Available in a range of formulations and flavors, Opalescence take-home whitening gel is delivered via custom-made trays, further tailoring the treatment to your smile. Opalescence take-home whitening gel is available only through a licensed dental professional.
Opalescence Go (Take Home Pre-filled Trays)
Dispensed only by a licensed dental professional, Opalescence Go whitening comes in pre-filled, disposable trays, so it’s easy to take with you anywhere you go. Opalescence Go offers a whiter smile in just 5–10 days with wear times ranging from 15–60 minutes per day. And its two delicious flavors make this professional alternative to over-the-counter tooth whitening taste great too!
Opalescence Boost (In Office)
A 40% hydrogen peroxide power bleaching gel, Opalescence Boost whitening offers brighter, whiter teeth after about an hour in the dental chair. This professional treatment is administered start to finish in the dental chair, so call us to set up your appointment!