Opalescence: Not Just A Great Whitening Material

There’s a dime in a dozen of whitening materials in the market. It can be bought over the counter and through your dentists. Although, their main purpose is to whiten your teeth, there are other considerations we should look into in order to ensure that not only it is effective but it should also be safe. Demineralization of the enamel are one of the conditions wherein both dentists and patients are worried about when they use whitening materials. This can be address through the quality of the contents of the whitening material one uses for treatment or for their own teeth.

Opalescence Tooth Whitening has been in the market for more than 20 years and it’s been the leading whitening material for a long time now.  Did you know the pH levels in Opalescence whitening products range from 6.0 to 7.0, which allows the peroxides to control the proliferation of bad bacteria growth in addition to the whitening effects? When pH levels fall below 5.5, teeth begin to demineralize. Normally, saliva has pH levels between 6.75 and 7.25 to regulate bacterial growth in the mouth. However, lifestyle habits such as eating, drinking, and smoking cause acid production due to the process of metabolizing bacteria. When you couple this with the frequency of those habits, the overall pH level in the mouth can be lowered, which causes an increase in acidity. This can lead to multiple issues such as poor digestion, bacterial growth, enamel wear, and bad breath.

Moreover, for use with customized take-home whitening trays, Opalescence PF offers many options for patients. With its easy syringe delivery, Opalescence PF is easily customizable for each patient’s individual situation. The gel contains 20% water to prevent dehydration, and the sticky, viscous formula helps keep the gel and tray in place. With four concentrations and three flavors, patients can completely customize their whitening experience.

  • Opalescence tooth whitening gel contains 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.1-5
  • Formulated to prevent dehydration and shade relapse
  • Four concentrations for treatment flexibility, with wear times from 30 minutes to overnight
  • Three flavors: Mint, Melon, and Regular
  • Day or night wear
  • Sticky, viscous gel won’t migrate to soft tissues and ensures tray stays securely in place

As one can  see, whitening materials are basically safe and with proper use it can truly provide you a safe treatment so you can have a white sparkling smile.