Opalescence® PFCarbamide Peroxide with Potassium Nitrate and Fluoride
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For use with customized take-home whitening trays, Opalescence PF offers many options for patients. With its easy syringe delivery, Opalescence PF is easily customizable for each patient’s individual situation. The gel contains 20% water to prevent dehydration, and the sticky, viscous formula helps keep the gel and tray in place. With five concentrations and three flavors, patients can completely customize their whitening experience.
- Opalescence tooth whitening gel contains PF (potassium nitrate and fluoride)
- Formulated to prevent dehydration and shade relapse
- Five concentrations for treatment flexibility, with wear times from 15 minutes to overnight
- Three flavors: Mint, Melon, and Regular
- Day or night wear
- Sticky, viscous gel won’t migrate to soft tissues and ensures tray stays securely in place
Indications for Use
Opalescence® PF 10%, 15%, 20%, 35%, and 45%
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 even successful at resolving staining from fluorosis and tetracycline.1,2
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Patented Sticky, Viscous GelWith Opalescence, patients don’t have to worry about gel ending up where it’s not supposed to go. Our original, patented formula is sticky and viscous, so it stays where it’s placed, preventing the gel from migrating during treatment and helping keep the custom tray in place. This means the whitening treatment is as comfortable as possible, which helps in patient compliance.
Superior StabilityOpalescence products are among the most stable whitening products in the industry, each maintaining virtually all of its effectiveness over the course of its shelf life.3.4 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.4
Formulated with 20% WaterMany whitening products on the market dehydrate teeth, resulting in uncomfortable sensitivity for patients. Opalescence PF 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 the patient.
Gluten Free and Kosher CertifiedOpalescence products are gluten free and kosher certified, so they fit in with the lifestyles and beliefs of patients from any background.
Sweetened with XylitolEvery Opalescence product is sweetened with xylitol, a noncariogenic sweetener, which may reduce the risk of dental caries.
Perfectly Balanced pHBecause 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. When patients whiten using products that contain carbamide peroxide, like Opalescence PF, a byproduct called urea is released. Urea, which also occurs naturally in saliva, raises the pH level of the mouth to a neutral level (between 7 and 8).5
Sold Directly to Licensed Dental Professionals OnlyOpalescence 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.
Convenient DeliveryTo be effective, a whitening treatment has to be convenient to use, encouraging patient compliance. With its efficient syringe delivery, Opalescence PF is extremely easy to use.
Easily Combined with Other Opalescence Products for Customized TreatmentsWhile 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 QualityThe 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 USAOpalescence 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.
Opalescence PF Patient Instructions
– See Instructions for Use for complete instructions, warnings, and precautions.
Express one continuous bead of gel approximately halfway up the facial side of the tray from molar to molar. This should use about 1/2 to 1/3 of a syringe per tray.
Insert the tray in your mouth and lightly tap it to adapt the sides to your teeth. Wear time depends on which concentration of Opalescence you use.
- Opalescence PF 10%: 8–10 hours or overnight
- Opalescence PF 15%: 4–6 hours
- Opalescence PF 20%: 2–4 hours
- Opalescence PF 35%: 30-60 minutes
- Opalescence PF 45%: 15-30 minutes
If you experience any significant sensitivity, stop your treatment and talk to your dentist.
Remove tray and use a finger or soft toothbrush to clean any excess gel off your teeth. Rinse your mouth twice being sure not to swallow rinsed gel.
Clean tray with soft brush and cool tap water. Store tray in the case that came with your kit.
Research & Studies
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Results with Opalescence PF
"We have tried other whitening products in the office and have found that Opalescence has had the most well received results among our patients and staff. The decreased sensitivity, quick results, and the brighter whiter outcomes are just a few of the qualities Opalescence holds that truly set this product apart from all others."
How does whitening work?
Peroxide gels break down into water, oxygen, and free radicals, which in turn oxidizes the bonds of colored molecules that cause tooth discoloration.
Free radicals are able to migrate throughout the tooth, so there is no need for the entire tooth to be in contact with whitening agent for the entire tooth to be whitened.
Will whitening affect bond strength?
Even though whitening agents release a great amount of oxygen into the tooth, existing bonds are not weakened.6,7
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.8,9
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 can occur as a result of whitening. If sensitivity occurs, it is transient and disappears after the completion of whitening treatments. If desensitizing treatments are desired, we recommend the use of UltraEZ® desensitizing gel or Enamelast® fluoride varnish. Opalescence® Whitening Toothpaste Sensitivity Formula can also be used to help to prevent or lessen sensitivity if it occurs.
- Caughman WF, Frazier KB, Haywood VB. Carbamide peroxide whitening of nonvital single discolored teeth: case reports. Quintessence Int. 1999;30(3):155-61.
- 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.
- Shelf life is dependent on how product is stored.
- Data on file.
- Haywood, VB. Orthodontic caries control and bleaching. Inside Dentistry. April 2010;2–6.
- 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).
- 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).
- 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).
- 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).