In terms of dental whitening, Ultradent and more specifically their product line Opalescence must be spoken about. So, who are they? Ultradent is a dental products company who characterize themselves as being an innovative and fresh company, in their own words: << Ultradent is a global dental and orthodontic manufacturing company that has experienced non-stop growth for over 30 years, and is driven for continued growth! >>
Their fundamental objective of using the least invasive treatments possible in order to preserve the natural tooth structure and condition, makes Ultradent one of the chosen and preferred companies to work with by medical experts.
What are some of the main Opalescence products?
Opalescence is Ultradents´ product line responsible for whitening. For the last twenty years Ultradent has been the leader producer of whitening treatments. It is characterized by the constant development of new products, so it always meets the needs and demands of patients and dental professionals.Opalescence whitening treatments are made with one of these two active ingredients: carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide.
Among the many benefits that Opalescence has to offer, is the use of carbamide peroxide and hydrogen peroxide at different concentrations, which means that the enamel, dentin, seals and adhesion materials are not affected by the whitening agents nor suffer damage with the whitening materials.
These bleaches also include desensitizing agents PF (potassium nitrate and fluorine). Potassium nitrate penetrates the pulp as well as hydrogen peroxide, but it acts as an analgesic or anesthetic, preventing the nerve from repolarizing after its depolarization in the pain cycle. On the other hand, fluorine acts mainly as a blocker of the tubules, blocking the orifices and slowing the flow of fluid that causes sensitivity.
Opalescence Go 6%
This kit is ready to use at home, It was desygned by Ultradent as a follow up to treatments performed at dental clinics. The kit comes with ten pre filled and ready to use trays to be used as long as the dentist prescribes. The active ingredient in this products is hydrogen peroxide, and as the rest of the products it also contains fluoride to prevent sensitivity. You cand find this whitening in two flavors: mint and watermelon.
To see all the Opalescence flavours, check them out on our website:
Opalescence PF 10% and 16%
You might be wandering right now what is the difference between this two ingredients and when any of those should be used. The reason why carbamide is used in a higher percentage is that it decomposes differently from hydrogen, so its safe to use it at 16% without taking the risk of damaging the enamel or dentin. In any case, is the dentist who makes the decision on what products suits you better.
It is important to remember that using a higher percentage of ingredient does not guarantee brighter results, there are many thing that can affect your whitening such as your diet and daily habits.
This member of the Ultradent family is another complement of whitening treatments after leaving the dental clinic. The dentist will provide a dental splint and a syringe for you (might be one or more) and he will indicate you how long you need to use the product for.
Whitening kits Opalescence in 10% and 16% carbamide peroxide, a balanced concentration between efficacy and safety, ideal to reinforce professional treatment at home. If you prefer to apply this product when you are sleeping ask your doctor for Opalescence PF 10%( application time:8-10 hours) but if you rather do it during the day you can go for Opalescence PF 16% (application time: 4-6 hours)
Ask your doctor about all the flavors you can find for Opalescence 10% and 16%.
You can also enter our website to discover the full range of kits in different flavors and formats to suit each case and professional.
The most powerful tooth whitening product with 40% hydrogen peroxide, this is the "go to" for dentists when they are dealing with the most severe cases of discolored teeth produced by congenital fluorosis or stains by medications such as tetracyclines. This is reserved for clinical treatment only.
This product can also be used when you do not suffer of teeth sensitivity and you need an urgent whitening treatment, for instance, people who is about to get married usually need something that could do the job in a short period of time. If you deal with sensitivity ask your doctor before taking the decision of getting your teeth whitened because this kind of treatment can increase significantly this suffering. What the dentist usually recommends is to start with a sensitivity treatment for the visit and then start the whitening always switching from one to another . You might want to know that this product is usually applied for about 2-20 minutes so every visit to make to the doctor won´t be as long as you would think.
You can find all products of Opalescence Boost on our website.
Additionally, you can see how these products are used on our youtube channel.