opalescence custom whitening trays
What is opalescence whitening?
Opalescence take-home whitening gel is perfect for people who want a lot of options. With four different concentrations and three flavors, you can wear Opalescence for as little as 30 minutes per day—or even overnight! Dispensed only by a licensed dental professional, Opalescence take-home whitening gel allows you to get professional whitening results at your convenience in a safe, effective, and customized way!
- Opalescence tooth whitening gel contains PF (potassium nitrate and fluoride), which helps maintain the health of enamel throughout the whitening process.
- Formulated to prevent dehydration and shade relapse
- Four concentrations for treatment flexibility
- Three flavors: Mint, Melon, and Regular
- Day or night wear
What causes tooth discoloration?
There are many causes. The most common include aging and consumption of staining substances such as coffee, tea or tobacco. During tooth formation consumption of tetracycline, certain antibiotics or excessive fluoride may also cause tooth discoloration.
Who may benefit from tooth whitening?
Just about anyone can benefit from tooth whitening. However, treatment may not be as effective for some as it is for others. With an oral exam, Dr. Lauvetz-Enmeier can determine if you are a candidate for this procedure, including a shade assessment.
Is tooth whitening safe?
Yes, research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth under the supervision of a dentist is safe. In fact, many dentists consider whitening the safest cosmetic dental procedure available. As with any tooth whitening product, opalescence is not recommended for children under 13 years of age and pregnant or lactating women.
Do the results last a long time?
Everyone responds differently to whitening treatments and everyone will whiten at different rates. Some stains are easier to treat than others. Teeth that are yellow or brown are easier to whiten than teeth that are gray/blue. Younger patients typically whiten more quickly than older patients, but every patient is different.
When whitening, keep in mind that your smile looks most natural when the color of your teeth matches the whites of your eyes. Some people want a Hollywood white smile, but that is not a natural color for teeth and few people can actually reach that color of white. Consider consulting with your dentist to help determine the perfect shade of white for you.
How does opalescence work?
Working from the inside out, the active ingredients in Opalescence gels penetrate your teeth to break down the discolored molecules deep down in your teeth, removing stains and whitening your smile. Opalescence gels contain potassium nitrate and fluoride which have been shown to strengthen enamel, decrease sensitivity, and help prevent cavities!
How do I get started?
Call our office and we will set up an appointment for you to come in and get impressions for your custom trays. Completion of the trays usual takes about a day, and our staff will call and let you know when your trays are ready. Once your trays are ready you can come and pick them up at your convenience, and our office staff with give you instructions on how to use them.