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Opalescence: Whitening Smiles for 30 Years


Opalescence: Whitening Smiles for 30 Years

I’m not sure if we should say “Happy Birthday” or “Happy Anniversary”, but, either way, it’s time to celebrate that Ultradent’s Opalescence tooth whitening systems have been beautifying smiles for 30 years! Happy Birth-versary, Opalescence!

Opalescence whitening 30 year celebration

A popular professional whitening solution that has certainly made a dent in the whitening market, the Opalescence product family includes 3 convenient solutions to meet all patient needs. When your patients are on the move, Opalescence Go prefilled whitening trays are convenient to use anytime – at home, in the car, on vacation, or anywhere else. With custom-made trays, Opalescence PF take-home gel is ideal for whitening at home and comes in 5 concentrations for flexible treatment. For professional application while a patient is in the dental chair, Opalescence Boost in-office whitening provides a whiter smile fast.

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Ready, Set, Go!

Recommended by Dental Product Shopper evaluators, Opalescence Go prefilled whitening trays combine professional strength teeth whitening with the convenience of being able to whiten anywhere at anytime. The prefilled UltraFit tray is ready to use right out of the box with no impressions or molds required, and the tray easily conforms to any smile. With 2 flavors (melon or mint) and 2 concentrations (10% or 15% hydrogen peroxide), Opalescence Go is a convenient, fast, effective way to whiten teeth.

When DPS asked David Buchina, DMD, to tell us about his experiences with Opalescence Go, he said, “It is as close to an ideal system as it gets: quick, efficient, self-contained, easy to use, and minimal side-effects.” Commenting that the one-size-fits-all tray fits relatively well, Dr. Robert Gurmankin called Opalescence Go “much better than white strips or a generic tray that a patient would fill with gel.” He said Go is ideal for patients who want brighter teeth without doing in-office whitening.

Customized At-Home Convenience

opalescence boostWith a customized whitening tray tailored to fit each person’s mouth, Opalescence PF take-home whitening provides a professional teeth whitening experience in the comfort of your patient’s own home. Specially formulated with PF (potassium nitrate and fluoride) for patient comfort, Opalescence PF comes in 3 flavors (regular, melon or mint) and 5 concentrations (10%, 15%, 20%, 35%, and 45%), with wear times ranging from 15 minutes a day to overnight. Click here to watch a video on how to use Opalescence PF.

Professional and Fast

Another DPS Recommended Product, Opalescence Boost is an in-office professional 40% hydrogen peroxide gel that provides brighter, whiter teeth after about an hour in the dental chair. Because it’s chemically activated, it does not require a special light, and the unique double syringe activates the formula just before application, ensuring that each dose is fresh and effective.

After using Boost “on a grey tetracycline stain with surprisingly good results”, Dr. Peter Auster said the patient “was pleased with the ease of use and results.” Noting that his patients were pleased with the amount of color change after receiving treatment with Opalescence Boost, J. Brian Porsch, DDS said, “The shade was remarkably brighter and easy for them to see.”

Opal Toothpaste

opalescence birthday In addition to the 3 tooth whitening systems, Ultradent offers an Opalescence whitening toothpaste in 2 different formulas, original and sensitivity relief, along with a few other specialty products like a whitener for aligners and another whitening formula for endodontically treated teeth.

Check out Ultradent’s own blog that features Opalescence testimonials from all corners of the dental world – from patients, dentists, hygienists, dental assistants, editors, and publications.


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