Opalescence teeth-whitening systems

Opalescence offers a range of teeth-whitening treatments.

The Trèswhite system comes with preloaded whitening trays to make applications easier and less messy. The trays are simply placed onto your teeth and adhere quickly, ensuring they remain in place for the one-hour development time each day. Using a high concentration of peroxide, desired results are quickly achieved, with some patients witnessing results in only one day. The system 's whitening gel contains both fluoride and potassium nitrate, proven to remineralise the teeth and prevent cavities forming. To maintain your new lighter shade, Opalescence's whitening toothpaste is suggested, as it contains high levels of fluoride, and is available from your dentist.

Another system from Opalescence is its Tooth Whitening System. Your dentist simply takes impressions of your teeth so custom trays can be made. Next, whitening gel is placed in the trays and then fitted over your teeth. Carbamide peroxide in the gel breaks down and allows oxygen to permeate the enamel layer and dentin. This bleaches any discolouration on your teeth without altering the tooth structure. Results are, again, quickly apparent - sometimes in as little as one night, although for optimum results, the process should be continued for 7-10 days. Your dentist will advise you on your individual requirements. To maintain your new, bright smile, good oral hygiene is important, and once more the use of Opalescence Whitening toothpaste is advised with this system.

The final whitening solution available from Opalescence is Opalescence Xtra Boost. This treatment works rapidly, leaving you with whiter teeth before you have even left the dentist's office. Its advance system renders the use of lasers or lights redundant. Enhanced chemical activation is used to whiten teeth without the need for heat or harmful ultraviolet rays. Basically, the product self-activates as it rests in your teeth. Although the in-office treatment kickstarts your new brighter smile, most patients prefer to follow this with continued whitening for optimum results. Your dentist will be happy to suggest a follow-up course for home use for the days after in-office treatment, as your teeth continue to whiten and stabilise to their final, lighter shade. Once more, oral hygiene and use of Opalescence Whitening toothpaste are promoted for optimum care of your new smile.