Teeth whitening is a hot topic right now and Opalescence teeth whitening systems offer a quick, safe and convenient means through which to get a brighter, whiter smile.
What Is Opalescence Teeth Whitening?
Opalescence has been formulated to use at home, under the guidance of your dentist. Its high strength bleaching agent can penetrate the enamel of your teeth and break up the molecules that cause staining and discolouration.
How Does It Work?
Once your dentist has inspected your mouth to ensure it is free of cavities he will create custom trays for your mouth. These trays will fit the size and contours of your mouth, and fit over the surface of your teeth. You will be given a high strength bleaching agent, either hydrogen peroxide or hydrogen carbamide. Your dentist will determine which strength is most appropriate for you to achieve your bleaching goals.
The bleaching agent is inserted into the trays. You then place the trays into your mouth and wear them for the prescribed amount of time.
Depending on the strength of the bleaching agent, you could wear your trays for between one and four hours at a time.
Why Is Opalescence More Effective Than Over-The-Counter Whitening?
Opalescence teeth whitening products target the intrinsic stains that whitening toothpastes, strips and over-the-counter gels cannot.
Opalescence can only be distributed by a licensed dentist and is meant to be used under your dental practitioner’s supervision. This means you can achieve the results you want in the time frame that suits your needs.
Under dental supervision, you manage tooth sensitivity and any other potential side effects that could arise.
Opalescence products have been formulated with potassium nitrate and fluoride in order to protect your tooth enamel during the whitening process.
Opalescence products are versatile enough to be used during the day or at night, and the thick bleaching gel is so sticky that you don’t have to worry about it spilling onto the soft tissue in your mouth.
How Do You Know If Opalescence Will Work For You?
If you are over the age of 18, are not pregnant and do not have any cavities you may be a candidate for Opalescence. Remember that the treatment will only work on your natural teeth and will not take effect on veneers, fillings, bridges or crowns.
Opalescence Teeth Whitening How Long Does It Last?
The length of time that your new smile lasts will depend on your lifestyle factors after treatment but typically patients are very satisfied with their results. If you smoke, take certain medications or take in lots of caffeinated or dark beverages, your smile could discolour faster.
Fortunately top up treatments are quick and easy to administer, so if you do feel like you need a boost or you want to enhance your smile for a special event, this can be arranged. Opalescence offers a range of post-whitening toothpastes and toothbrushes to help you maintain your bright new smile.
Will The Whitening Process Make My Teeth More Sensitive?
It is quite possible that you will experience some degree of tooth sensitivity, but under the guidance of your dentist, this can be managed.
At Randwick Smiles Dental, we appreciate that Opalescence gives our patients more options through which to enhance their smile. The bleaching gels are available in different strengths, enabling us to customise whitening for each patient. Opalescence products are also available in different flavours, which is a nice extra that makes the process more comfortable for patients.