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Opalescence® Boost PF 40%

In-Office Power Bleach
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Product Details

Opalescence Boost is a chemically activated power whitening gel that provides brighter, whiter teeth after just 40 minutes in the dental chair. The powerful 40% hydrogen peroxide gel is chemically activated, so it doesn’t require a hot, uncomfortable light to work. Using the unique double-syringe configuration, the clinician activates the 40% hydrogen peroxide formula just prior to application, ensuring every dose of Opalescence Boost is fresh and effective.

  • Chemically activated, so no light is needed
  • Powerful 40% hydrogen peroxide gel
  • 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
  • Fresh chemical for each application
  • Precise delivery
  • Easy to see for complete removal
  • Two 20-minute applications for a total of 40 minutes of treatment time​

 

Indications for Use

Opalescence Boost

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.

Clinicals

Opalescence® Boost PF 40%

Before and After Opalescence Boost

Before Opalescence Boost.
After eight applications, each lasting 15 minutes, over two sessions.
Before Opalescence Boost.
After six applications, each lasting 15 minutes, over two sessions.
Before Opalescence Boost.
After six applications, each lasting 15 minutes, over two sessions.
Before Opalescence Boost.
After three applications, each lasting 20 minutes, over one session.

Technical Details

Opalescence Boost PF 40%

No Light Needed

Scientific studies6-12  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 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.13,14 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.

Easily Combined with Other Opalescence Products for Customized Treatments

While each Opalescence product is effective in a stand-alone whitening regimen, many patients prefer to use a combination of treatments or products to meet their needs. Because every Opalescence product works in combination with the others, it’s easy to create a custom regimen for any patient.

Unmatched Quality

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.

Made in the USA

Opalescence gels and syringes are manufactured at Ultradent’s facility in Utah. By purchasing products manufactured in the USA, you’re supporting our nation’s economy, and you’re helping to provide jobs for hundreds of Americans who take pride in what they do. Buying from a USA company like Ultradent also means you’ll get fresh formulations right from our own facility—not a product that may have been held up or delayed by a third-party.

Procedures

Opalescence Boost Procedure

  1. 1

    Place protective eyewear and clothing on yourself and the patient. Check to see that the syringes are securely attached before mixing. Press the plunger of the red syringe in, pushing all the contents into the clear syringe. Forcefully press the small clear stem completely into the larger clear stem. Then press the clear plunger completely into the red syringe. To activate, press the chemical from the red syringe into the clear syringe with thumbs. Reverse action, and mix a minimum of 25 times on each side.

  2. 2

    Press all mixed gel into the RED syringe. Separate the two syringes and attach the Micro 20ga FX® tip onto the red syringe. Check the flow on a cotton gauze or mixing pad prior to applying it intraorally. If resistance is met, replace the tip and recheck the flow.

  3. 3

    Place Ultradent IsoBlock™ and self-supporting plastic cheek retractors. Completely rinse and air dry teeth.

  4. 4

    Securely attach a Micro 20ga tip to OpalDam® Green and check flow. Express a continuous bead along the gingival margin, overlapping approximately 0.5mm onto the enamel. Begin and finish the bead one tooth beyond the most distal tooth that is being bleached, building the barrier 4–6mm high and 1.5–2.0mm thick. Express the resin through any open embrasures.

  5. 5

    Light cure the OpalDam Green resin barrier for 20 seconds per arch using a scanning motion. Carefully check the resin cure with an instrument.

  6. 6

    Apply a 0.5–1.0mm thick layer of Opalescence Boost 40% to the labial surface of the tooth and slightly onto the incisal/occlusal surfaces. Allow the gel to remain on the teeth for 20 minutes.

  7. 7

    Suction gel from teeth using the Ultradent® Luer Vacuum Adapter and SST™ - Surgical Suction tip. Do not use water. Repeat steps 6–7 one or two times until desired results are achieved. Do not exceed three applications per visit.

  8. 8

    After the final application is complete and all visible gel is removed, thoroughly rinse the teeth.

  9. 9

    Gently slide the tip of a dental instrument beneath the OpalDam Green and lift it off. Check for and remove any interproximal remnants.

  10. 10

    Evaluate the shade change. If additional whitening is desired and no significant sensitivity is noted, reschedule the patient in three to five days for repeat treatment or to dispense take-home whitening trays.

Research & Studies

The effects of seven carbamide peroxide bleaching agents on enamel microhardness over time.

Basting RT, Rodrigues AL Jr, Serra MC. The effects of seven carbamide peroxide bleaching agents on enamel microhardness over time. J Am Dent Assoc. 2003;134(10):1335-42.

Basting RT, Rodrigues AL Jr, Serra MC.

The effect of whitening agents on caries susceptibility of human enamel.

Al-Qunaian TA. The effect of whitening agents on caries susceptibility of human enamel. Oper Dent. 2005;30(2):265-70.

Al-Qunaian TA.

Influence of fluoridated carbamide peroxide bleaching gel on enamel demineralization.

Clark LM, Barghi N, Summitt JB, Amaechi BT. Influence of fluoridated carbamide peroxide bleaching gel on enamel demineralization. J Dent Res. 85(Spec Iss A): 0497, 2006 (www.dentalresearch.org).

Clark LM, Barghi N, Summitt JB, Amaechi BT.

Enamel fluoride uptake from fluoridated carbamide peroxide bleaching gel.

Amaechi BT, Clark LM, Barghi N, Summitt JB. Enamel fluoride uptake from fluoridated carbamide peroxide bleaching gel. J Dent Res. 85(Spec Iss A): 0498, 2006 (www.dentalresearch.org).

Amaechi BT, Clark LM, Barghi N, Summitt JB.

Report on low sensitivity whiteners.

Browning WD, Myers M, Downey M, Pohjola RM, Brackett WW. Report on low sensitivity whiteners. J Dent Res. 85(Spec Iss A): 1650, 2006 (www.dentalresearch.org).

Browning WD, Myers M, Downey M, Pohjola RM, Brackett WW.

Carbamide peroxide whitening of nonvital single discolored teeth: case reports.

Caughman WF, Frazier KB, Haywood VB. Carbamide peroxide whitening of

Caughman WF, Frazier KB, Haywood VB.

In-office “power” bleaching of vital teeth as an adjunct to at-home bleaching.

Morgan J, Presley S. In-office “power” bleaching of vital teeth as an adjunct to at-home bleaching. Advanced Tooth Whitening, a Comprehensive Guide to Whitening. Prac Perio & Aesthet Dent. 2002;14(suppl 2):16-23.

Morgan J, Presley S.

External bleaching therapy with activation by heat, light or laser—a systematic review.

Buchalla W, Attin T. External bleaching therapy with activation by heat, light or laser—a systematic review. Dent Mater. 2007;23(5):586-96.

Buchalla W, Attin T.

In-office vital tooth bleaching—what do lights add?

Hein DK, Ploeger BJ, Hartup JK, Wagstaff RS, Palmer TM, Hansen LD. In-office vital tooth bleaching—what do lights add? Compend Contin Educ Dent. 2003;24(4A):340-52.

Hein DK, Ploeger BJ, Hartup JK, Wagstaff RS, Palmer TM, Hansen LD.

The effect of tooth bleaching on substance P expression in human dental pulp.

Caviedes-Bucheli J, Ariza-García G, Restrepo-Méndez S, Ríos-Osorio N, Lombana N, Muñoz HR. The effect of tooth bleaching on substance P expression in human dental pulp. J Endod. 2008;34(12):1462-5.

Caviedes-Bucheli J, Ariza-García G, Restrepo-Méndez S, Ríos-Osorio N, Lombana N, Muñoz HR.

Clinical evaluation of chemical and light-activated tooth whitening systems.

Kugel G, Papathanasiou A, Williams AJ 3rd, Anderson C, Ferreira S. Clinical evaluation of chemical and light-activated tooth whitening systems. Compend Contin Educ. 2006;27(1)54-62.

Kugel G, Papathanasiou A, Williams AJ 3rd, Anderson C, Ferreira S.

In vitro efficacy and risk for adverse effects of light-assisted tooth bleaching.

Bruzell EM, Johnsen B, Aalerud TN, Dahl JE, Christensen T. In vitro efficacy and risk for adverse effects of light-assisted tooth bleaching. Photochem Photobiol Sci. 2009;8(3):377-85.

Bruzell EM, Johnsen B, Aalerud TN, Dahl JE, Christensen T. Photochem.

New bleaching considerations compared with at-home bleaching.

Haywood, V. New bleaching considerations compared with at-home bleaching. J Esthet Restor Dent. 2003;15(3):184-7.

Haywood, V.

Colorimetric assessment of laser and home bleaching techniques.

Jones AH, Diaz-Arnold AM, Vargas MA, Cobb DS. Colorimetric assessment of laser and home bleaching techniques. J Esthet Dent. 1999;11(2):87-94.

Jones AH, Diaz-Arnold AM, Vargas MA, Cobb DS.

Testimonials

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  • Opalescence Boost: Simple, Straightforward, Effective
    Dr. Paul Nielson
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    Dr. Jaimeé Morgan
  • “We love brightening smiles with Opalescence Boost. It does a better job than the other in-office whitening systems we’ve used. It’s easy to use, and patients rave about the results.”

    Julia Ellis, Office Manager – Hopewell, VA

FAQs

  • How does bleaching work?

    The whitening process is possible due to the ability of the carbamide peroxide and hydrogen peroxide to freely pass through enamel and dentin and to permeate to all parts of the tooth.15 These peroxides break down into oxygen radicals, which migrate between the enamel prisms, breaking down any colored molecules that result in tooth discoloration. The structure of the tooth is not altered; the internal tooth color is simply made lighter.

    Whitening agents break down into tiny molecules and move in all directions, so even if the entire tooth is not covered with gel, the entire tooth is whitened.16

    Numerous studies have proven the effectiveness of peroxides in whitening teeth. Enamel, dentin, existing fillings, and bonding materials are not harmed by the whitening materials.11

  • Will whitening affect bond strength?

    Even though whitening agents release a great amount of oxygen into the tooth, existing bonds are not weakened.17,18

    If whitening before bonding, allow a period of 7–10 days after whitening. The high concentration of oxygen in the tooth could significantly and adversely affect polymerization of the resins.19,20
  • How long do whitening results last?

    Whitening results are very stable, but depending on the patient’s nutrition and lifestyle habits, the procedure may need to be redone periodically. Due to the safety of the whitening agents, this should not concern the dentist or patient.

  • Will whitening cause tooth sensitivity?

    Tooth sensitivity is a relatively common side effect of whitening. If sensitivity occurs, it is transient and disappears after the completion of the whitening procedure. However, most Opalescence products include PF (potassium nitrate and fluoride) desensitizing agents for additional comfort. 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 the teeth.1-5 Research has shown that just as hydrogen peroxide penetrates through the enamel and dentin to the pulp, so does potassium nitrate. Potassium nitrate acts more like an analgesic or anesthetic by keeping the nerve from repolarizing after it has depolarized in the pain cycle.21 Fluoride acts primarily as a tubule blocker, plugging the holes and slowing down the fluid flow that causes the sensitivity.
  • Will bleaching weaken the tooth’s enamel?

    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
  1. Basting RT, Rodrigues AL Jr, Serra MC. The effects of seven carbamide peroxide bleaching agents on enamel microhardness over time. J Am Dent Assoc. 2003;134(10):1335-42.
  2. Al-Qunaian TA. The effect of whitening agents on caries susceptibility of human enamel. Oper Dent. 2005;30(2):265-70.
  3. Clark LM, Barghi N, Summitt JB, Amaechi BT. Influence of fluoridated carbamide peroxide bleaching gel on enamel demineralization. J Dent Res. 85(Spec Iss A):0497, 2006 (www.dentalresarch.org).
  4. Amaechi BT, Clark LM, Barghi N, Summitt JB. Enamel fluoride uptake from fluoridated carbamide peroxide bleaching gel. J Dent Res. 85(Spec Iss A):0498, 2006 (www.dentalresarch.org).
  5. Browning WD, Myers M, Downey M, Pohjola RM, Brackett WW. Report on low sensitivity whiteners. J Dent Res. 85(Spec Iss A):1650, 2006 (www.dentalresearch.org).
  6. Buchalla W, Attin T. External bleaching therapy with activation by heat, light or laser—a systematic review. Dent Mater. 2007;23(5):586-96.
  7. Hein DK, Ploeger BJ, Hartup JK, Wagstaff RS, Palmer TM, Hansen LD. In-office vital tooth bleaching—what do lights add? Compend Contin Educ Dent. 2003;24(4A):340-52.
  8. Caviedes-Bucheli J, Ariza-García G, Restrepo-Méndez S, Ríos-Osorio N, Lombana N, Muñoz HR. The effect of tooth bleaching on substance P expression in human dental pulp. J Endod. 2008;34(12):1462-5.
  9. Kugel G, Papathanasiou A, Williams AJ 3rd, Anderson C, Ferreira S. Clinical evaluation of chemical and light-activated tooth whitening systems. Compend Contin Educ. 2006;27(1)54-62.
  10. Bruzell EM, Johnsen B, Aalerud TN, Dahl JE, Christensen T. Photochem. In vitro efficacy and risk for adverse effects of light-assisted tooth bleaching. Photochem Photobiol Sci. 2009;8(3):377-85.
  11. Haywood, V. New bleaching considerations compared with at-home bleaching. J Esthet Restor Dent. 2003;15(3):184-7.
  12. Jones AH, Diaz-Arnold AM, Vargas MA, Cobb DS. Colorimetric assessment of laser and home bleaching techniques. J Esthet Dent. 1999;11(2):87-94.
  13. Shelf life is dependent on how product is stored.
  14. Data on file.
  15. Haywood VB. History, safety and effectiveness of current bleaching techniques and applications of the nightguard vital bleaching technique. Quintessence Int. 1992;23(7): 471-488.
  16. Jadad E, Montoya J, Arana G, Gordillo LA, Palo RM, Loguercio AD. Spectrophotometric evaluation of color alterations with a new dental bleaching product in patients wearing orthodontic appliances. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2011;140(1):e43-7.
  17. Klukowska M, White DJ, Kozak KM, Zoladz JR, Baker RA, Garcia-Godoy F, et al. Effect of bleach on microleakage of Class V composite restorations. J Dent Res. 85(Spec Iss B):0035, 2006 (www.dentalresearch.org).
  18. Angerame D, Garaffa S, Maglione M, Di Lenarda R, De Stefano Dorigo E. Effect of in-office bleaching on Class V composite restorations seal. J Dent Res. 84(Spec Iss A):3013, 2005 (www.dentalresearch.org).
  19. Wilson D, Xu C, Hong L, Wang Y. Effects of clinical factors during tooth whitening on enamel. J Dent Res. 86(Spec Iss A):2632, 2007 (www.dentalresearch.org).
  20. Lim B-S, Ryu I, Lee Y-K, Rhee S-H, Yang H-C, Ahn S-J et al. Effect of bleaching agent on shear bond strength to dentin. J Dent Res. 85(Spec Iss B):0036, 2006 (www.dentalresearch.org).
  21. Haywood VB. A comparison of at-home and in-office bleaching. Dentistry Today. 2000; 19(4):44-53.