How Does Teeth Whitening Work?
You already know that whitening works, but do you know how?
Stains on teeth can be classified in one of two ways: extrinsic or intrinsic. Extrinsic stains appear on the surface of your teeth. Intrinsic stains live between the microcracks in your enamel and deep within your dentin (the layer of your tooth underneath your enamel). Whitening toothpastes and mouth rinses may be able to remove some of the extrinsic stains on your teeth. But only teeth whitening agents can remove the stubborn extrinsic stains and the unsightly intrinsic stains that cause your teeth to look discolored.
Opalescence gels contain an active whitening ingredient (either carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide) that penetrates your enamel to get to discolored molecules. Oxygen molecules from the whitening agents react with the discolored molecules in your teeth, breaking the bonds that hold them together. The oxygen molecules spread, whitening the entire tooth. As a result, you are left with a brighter, whiter smile.
Opalescence is a professional teeth whitener that offers professional results. Safe and effective, Opalescence has been the leader in whitening for over 25 years!
Why choose professional whitening instead of over-the-counter products?
Teaming up with Dr Boyter is the best way to get the whitening results you want. We know your oral health and can make recommendations that will allow you to get the best results in a time frame that works for you. We can also help you understand how the whitening process works, monitor your progress, and treat any sensitivity issues that may arise.
- Opalescence tooth whitening gel contains PF (potassium nitrate and fluoride).
- Formulated to prevent dehydration and shade relapse
- Opalescence Go take-home whitening comes in 10% and 15% Hydrogen Peroxide concentration and with mint or melon flavor.
- Opalescence PF take-home whitening comes in 10%, 15%, 20%, 35% or 45% Carbamide Peroxide concentration and with mint, melon or regular flavor.
- Day or night wear
- Sticky, viscous gel won’t migrate to soft tissues