Opalescense Take Home
Online Dental Education Library
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Opalescence® Take Home Whitening System
How does it work?
We will take impressions of your teeth that will allow custom trays to be made for your bleaching procedure. The Opalescence gel is placed in thin, comfortable trays and fitted over your teeth. As you whiten your teeth, carbamide peroxide is broken down and oxygen enters the enamel and dentin. This bleaches out the discolored areas. The structure of the tooth is not changed. The color of the tooth is simply made lighter.
Is it safe?
Whitening your teeth, under our supervision, has been proven safe in clinical studies over a period of many years. The primary ingredient in Opalescence is carbamide peroxide, which has been safely used to brighten the smiles of millions of people worldwide.
When will I see results?
Results are often seen after one night. Optimum natural whiteness usually occurs when the process is continued for 7 to 10 days. We will go over what you can expect for your individual situation.
How do I keep my smile white?
After you have the smile you have long desired, it is important to keep it that way. Practice good oral hygiene and always remember to brush after consuming staining food or beverages. Opalescence Whitening toothpaste is a wonderful product for maintaining your bright smile. It not only whitens, it offers a higher fluoride uptake than any other toothpaste.