The Opalescence sticky, viscous formula does not leach from the tray like other bleaching gels, and the sticky gel holds the comfortable tray securely in place. Potassium nitrate and fluoride decrease sensitivity while strengthening enamel and preventing caries.2,3,4,5,6 Twenty percent water content preventsdehydration and shade relapse, making Opalescence one of the most reliable bleaching gels available.7,8,9,10 A university study proves that the gel stays active for 8–10 hours during overnight bleaching10, which means patients experience results quickly, increasing compliance. Opalescence is available in a variety of concentrations, formulations, flavors, and kit configurations to meet all your patients’ whitening needs.
- PF formula strengthens enamel, decreases sensitivity, prevents caries2,3,4,5,6
- 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
Opalescence is recommended for whitening discolored teeth prior to placement of composite, veneers, and/or crowns. It is effective in removing some or all internal tooth discolorations due to congenital, systemic, pharmacologic, traumatic, etc., factors as well as aging. It is successful with fluorosis and even tetracycline staining.9,11
2Basting RT, et al: The Effects of Seven Carbamide Peroxide Bleaching Agents on Enamel Microhardness Over Time, J Am Dent Assoc. 2003 Oct; 134(10):1335-42. 3Al-Qunaian TA, The Effect of Whitening Agents on Caries Susceptibility of Human Enamel, Oper Dent. 2005 Mar-Apr;30(2):265-70. 4Clark LM et al: Influence of Fluoridated Carbamide Peroxide Bleaching Gel on Enamel Demineralization. (AADR Abstract #0497), 2006. 5Amaechi BT et al: Enamel Fluoride Uptake from Fluoridated Carbamide Peroxide Bleaching Gel (AADR Abstract #0498), 2006. 6 Browning WD et al: Report on Low Sensitivity Whiteners, (AADR Abstract #1650), 2006. 7 Rosenstiel SF, Gegauff AG, Johnston WM. Efficacy and safety evaluations of a home bleaching procedure. Columbus OH: College of Dentistry, Ohio State University. 8Russell CM, Dickinson GL, Johnston MH, Curtis JW Jr, Downey MC, Haywood VB, Myers ML. Dentist-supervised home bleaching with ten percent carbamide peroxide gel: a six-month study. J Esthetic Dent 1996;8(4):177-182. 9Caughman WF, DMD, Frazier KB, Haywood, VB. Carbamide peroxide whitening of nonvital single discolored teeth: Case reports. Quintessence Int. 1999 Mar.:30(3): 155-61. 10 Matis, BA, Gaiao U, BLackman D, Schultz FA, Eckert GJ. In vivo degradation of bleaching gel used in whitening teeth. JADA 1999; 130(2):227-35.