The answer is simple: because no other whitening offers you such brilliant results with such a range of options as Opalescence. iOpalescence guarantees a whiter and brighter smile, in line with your budget and your lifestyle!
HOW DOES WHITENING WORK?
WE KNOW WHITENING WORKS, BUT HOW IS IT DONE?
Dental dyschromias can be classified in two ways: extrinsic or intrinsic. Intrinsic dyschromias are those stains that occur inside the tooth or those that affect the internal structure of the dental tissues, these stains will be eliminated with Opalescence products but exclusively in in-office treatments performed by the dentist. Extrinsic dyschromias are stains that appear on the surface of the teeth and occur between the micro cracks of the enamel and deep in the dentin (the layer of the tooth under the enamel). Whitening toothpastes and mouth rinses can remove some of these extrinsic stains, but only professional whitening agents can remove the toughest and deepest stains.
The active bleaching agent (hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide) contained in Opalescence gels penetrates the enamel to reach the molecules responsible for the stains. The oxygen free radicals released by the bleaching agent decompose these molecules (breaking the bonds that hold them together), making them invisible.
WHY CHOOSING WHITENING SHOULD BE DONE UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF A DENTAL PROFESSIONAL?
Whitening treatment performed under the supervision of a dental professional is a guarantee of safety and makes it possible to obtain the best possible results. Whitening should be performed only after a correct anamnesis of the patient to identify the most appropriate treatment for his or her needs. Whitening treatment should always be preceded by professional cleaning since dental plaque inhibits or reduces the effect of whitening agents. Finally, the dental professional oversees the entire process, monitoring progress and addressing side effects or possible adverse reactions such as tooth sensitivity.
IS WHITENING FOR EVERYONE?
Teeth whitening is a safe and comfortable way to achieve a bright, white smile. The results and duration of treatment may vary depending on the initial shade of your teeth and the desired result. Crowns, bridges, reconstructions and veneers are never bleached. We recommend visiting your dentist for a preliminary consultation that can help you choose the professional option that best suits your needs.
HOW LONG DOES TEETH WHITENING LAST?
The results of professional whitening are very stable, with your smile remaining beautiful and bright long after the treatment. However, there are some factors that influence the duration of treatment. Factors such as genetics, diet, age, some medications (such as tetracycline) and certain habits (such as smoking) can affect the duration of your whitening results. Fortunately, there are quick and easy touch-up treatments that will help you get your smile white and bright again for much longer.
DOES WHITENING CAUSE TOOTH SENSITIVITY?
Tooth sensitivity is a relatively common side effect of whitening. If sensitivity occurs, it will be temporary and will disappear once bleaching is completed. However, most Opalescence PF products include desensitizing agents such as potassium nitrate and fluoride, these agents have proven effective in reducing or eliminating tooth sensitivity, resulting in greater patient comfort.
WILL WHITENING WEAKEN MY TEETH?
Opalescence whitening gel contains potassium nitrate and fluoride. Together they help maintain overall enamel health. 1-5
WHAT ARE THE OPTIONS AVAILABLE FOR WHITENING MY TEETH?
Opalescence has been specially formulated and is therefore available in different concentrations and flavors. This means that you can whiten your teeth by choosing the option that best suits your lifestyle and habits. You can whiten your teeth with a customized tray (Opalescence PF, home use), with a pre-filled tray (Opalescence GO, home treatment) or with a medical treatment (Opalescence Boost, clinic use only). The Opalescence family of products offers you the professional whitening option you need.
I HAVE HEARD OF SOME WHITENING TREATMENTS THAT REQUIRE A LIGHT. ARE THESE LIGHTS REALLY EFFECTIVE?
Many treatments use a light or laser during the whitening process. You have probably seen advertisements for these types of teeth whiteners or maybe you have even seen kiosks in shopping malls where a light is used to whiten teeth. Are these lights and lasers really effective, the answer is no. The answer is no. Current studies show that hydrogen peroxide, the whitening agent contained in Opalescence Boost, used alone (without any additional light) is effective in whitening teeth, i.e., light activation does not add any additional benefit.