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Opalustre™ and OpalCups™

Chemical and Mechanical Abrasion Slurry
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Product Details

Ideal for removing superficial white and brown decalcification stains due to enamel mottling from fluorosis, Opalustre is a 6.6% hydrochloric acid slurry that contains silicon carbide microparticles.1 This combination provides chemical stain removal along with gentle mechanical abrasion. OpalCups latch-type bristle polishing cups are used with the Opalustre for micropolishing the newly treated enamel surface. Both types of OpalCups are autoclavable through a limited number of cycles.
  • One-appointment results
  • Removes superficial white and brown stains
  • Provides minimally invasive treatment for fluorosis
  • Hydrochloric acid aids in chemical stain removal
  • Silicon carbide microparticles provide gentle mechanical abrasion
  • Less than 0.2mm enamel removal
  • Comes in a direct delivery for an easy and mess-free technique
  • Autoclavable OpalCups minimize splatter
  • Unique offering is a “practice building” product
  • Opalustre is gluten free and kosher certified

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Indications for Use

Opalustre™ and OpalCups™

For correction of superficial (<0.2mm depth) white, brown, or multicolored enamel defects, including fluorosis discoloration, that have not responded to regular take-home bleaching products. Use Opalustre and OpalCups to quickly remove unsightly enamel decalcification defects that are less than 0.2mm in depth. Abrasion slurries are ideal for superficial white and brown demineralization due to enamel mottling from fluorosis.2  This treatment can be classified under ADA insurance code 9970: enamel microabrasion.


Opalustre™ and OpalCups™

Opalustre Uses Both Mechanical and Chemical Abrasion

Chemical and mechanical abrasion produce a natural-looking surface. (Photo courtesy of Dr. Renato Herman Sundfeld)
Silicon carbide microparticles contained in Opalustre. (Photo courtesy of Dr. Renato Herman Sundfeld)

Before and After Opalustre

Remove or significantly reduce mild to moderate decalcification related to orthodontic treatment with a few applications of Opalustre. Apply with stiff bristle cups and 10:1 gear reduction handpiece with firm pressure.

Photos courtesy of Dr. Renato Herman Sundfeld.

Before and After One Application of Opalustre

​Enamel decalcification corrected after one application of Opalustre using OpalCups bristles and 10:1 gear reduction handpiece with firm pressure.

Photos courtesy of Dr. Rich Tuttle.

Technical Details

6.6% Hydrochloric Acid Slurry Containing Silicon Carbide Microparticles

​When preforming any abrasion procedure, it is important to have the perfect balance of chemical stain removal and mechanical abrasion. Our 6.6% hydrochloric acid slurry with silicon carbide microparticles has been created to provide you the strength of a chemical stain removal yet gentle scrubbing power of an abrasion slurry.

OpalCups Latch-Type Bristle Polishing Cups

​OpalCups finishing cups are great for micropolishing newly treated enamel surfaces. The autoclavable, latch-type bristle polishing cups help facilitate a more aggressive action and minimize splatter when used with the Opalustre microabrasion technique.

Convenient Delivery

​To be effective, an abrasion treatment has to be convenient to use and comfortable for the patient. With its efficient syringe delivery and splatter-minimizing cups, Opalustre is extremely easy to use.

Opalustre is 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.

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 Opalustre procedure, have realistic expectations of the outcome, and have an enjoyable experience so they are pleased with the final result.

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 13485 certified for medical devices. 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 direct from our facility—not a product that may have been held up or delayed by a third-party.


Applying Opalustre Using a Rubber Dam

– See Instructions for Use for complete instructions, warnings, and precautions.

  1. 1

    ​Before application.

  2. 2

    ​After rubber dam placement, apply Opalustre from syringe to discolored enamel.

  3. 3

    ​Use bristle cup to compress Opalustre on tooth surface. Intermittent rinsing and inspection is recommended.

  4. 4

    ​After enamel microabrasion and 21 days of whitening with Opalescence.

Applying Opalustre Using OpalDam

– See Instructions for Use for complete instructions, warnings, and precautions.

  1. 1

    Before application.

  2. 2

    ​Isolate mottled teeth with OpalDam. Apply Opalustre directly out of the syringe with a White Mac tip.

  3. 3

    ​Press the cup against the surface at a slow speed.

  4. 1

    ​Remove Opalustre with an air/water spray; please pay attention to careful vacuuming. Check to see if repeating the treatment is appropriate.

  5. 5

    ​The result of the Opalustre treatment.

Customer Reviews


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  • What is Opalustre?

    ​Opalustre is a chemical and mechanical abrasion slurry, used for the correction of white, brown, or multicolored enamel defects, including fluorosis discoloration.

  • How does Opalustre work?

    ​To remove enamel discoloration, simply apply the abrasion mixture to the teeth and slowly buff away discoloration using medium to heavy pressure.

  • How long does the Opalustre procedure take?

    ​This is a one-visit procedure. You’ll notice a difference with the first application and rinse. Opalustre can be reapplied as necessary to achieve the desired results. We recommend a fluoride treatment immediately following the Opalustre procedure.

  • Do I have to use the OpalCups when using Opalustre?

    ​OpalCups finishing cups are highly recommended when using Opalustre. The autoclavable, latch-type bristle polishing cups help facilitate a more aggressive action and minimize splatter when used with the Opalustre microabrasion technique.

  • Can I give my patient whitening treatments in addition to the Opalustre procedure?

    ​Yes! Take-home whitening treatments are a great complement to the Opalustre treatment to help further blend and whiten teeth. If desired, in-office treatments can also be performed before or after the appointment.

  1. Croll TP, Segura A, Donly J. Enamel microabrasion: new considerations in 1993. PPandA 1993 5:19-29.
  2. Croll TP, Segura A, Donly KJ. Enamel microbrasion: new considerations in 1993. Pract Periodontics Aesthet Dent. 1993;5(8):19–28; quiz 29.