OPALESCENCE WHITENING TOOTHPASTE is perfect addition to your whitening program and is safe for daily use.
The Original formula offers a fresh, Cool Mint flavor patients love, and a high fluoride uptake that promotes oral health. The Sensitivity Relief formula has all the benefits of the original, plus potassium nitrate to help reduce sensitivity.
What causes tooth discoloration? Genetics is one factor; some people just have whiter teeth than others. Other factors include cigarettes, dark foods and beverages (including coffee, soda, tea, and red wine), age, medications (such as tetracycline) and tooth trauma.
How does teeth whitening work? The active ingredient in most teeth whiteners is some form of peroxide. Oxygen molecules from the peroxide penetrate the tooth and break down discolored molecules. Because the oxygen molecules spread throughout the entire tooth, it is not necessary for the whitening gel to touch every part of the tooth for the entire tooth to be whitened.
Will whitening cause tooth sensitivity? Some people experience sensitivity while whitening, but many do not. Sensitivity does not mean damage has been caused to your teeth. It is temporary and typically disappears within a few days. Opalescence also contains unique ingredients designed to decrease sensitivity and make your whitening experience as comfortable as possible. Your dentist can provide you with additional desensitizing treatments if you experience lingering discomfort.
Will whitening weaken my teeth? No! Whitening will not weaken your teeth. Opalescence whitening gel includes PF (potassium nitrate and fluoride). Potassium nitrate has been shown to help reduce sensitivity. Fluoride has been shown to help reduce caries and strengthen enamel. Together they help to improve the overall health of the teeth.
How long do whitening results last? Whitening results typically last several years. If your teeth start to discolor again over time, you can simply repeat a whitening treatment.
How quickly and effectively can whitening toothpaste whiten? Like other tooth whitening products, whitening toothpaste brightens smiles at different rates based on the level of staining and habits of the patient. In general, Opalescence Whitening Toothpaste has been shown to remove surface stains to lighten teeth two shades when used over a period of times.
Who can whiten? Almost anyone can successfully whiten their teeth. Opalescence is effective at treating discoloration caused by age, food and drink, cigarettes, or even medication or tooth trauma. We also see patients of all ages whiten – from teenages to 80 or 90 year olds.