For use with customized take-home whitening trays, Opalescence PF tooth whitening gel offers many options for patients. With its easy syringe delivery, Opalescence PF whitening gel 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 five concentrations and three flavors, patients can completely customize their whitening experience.
Indications for Use:
- Opalescence tooth whitening gel contains PF (potassium nitrate and fluoride)
- Formulated to prevent dehydration and shade relapse
- Five concentrations for treatment flexibility, with wear times from 15 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
Opalescence tooth whitening gel is recommended for whitening discolored teeth prior to placement of composite, veneers, and/or crowns. It is effective in removing some or all internal tooth discolorations due to congenital, systemic, pharmacologic, traumatic, etc., factors as well as aging. It is even successful at resolving staining from fluorosis and tetracycline.1,2
Patented Sticky, Viscous Gel
With Opalescence tooth whitening gel, patients don’t have to worry about gel ending up where it’s not supposed to go. Our original, patented formula is sticky and viscous, so it stays where it’s placed, preventing the gel from migrating during treatment and helping keep the custom tray in place. This means the whitening treatment is as comfortable as possible, which helps in patient compliance.
Superior Stability Opalescence whitening products are among the most stable whitening products in the industry, each maintaining virtually all of its effectiveness over the course of its shelf life.3.4 Because delivery times vary depending on the location of each particular dental office, Opalescence whitening products are formulated with transit time in mind, so they remain stable even after being shipped across the country. In fact, stability studies performed on Opalescence tooth whitening gels have shown that the peroxide potency at the end of the product’s shelf life is consistently 90% or greater.
Formulated with 20% Water
Many whitening products on the market dehydrate teeth, resulting in uncomfortable sensitivity for patients. Opalescence PF tooth whitening gel is made up of 20% water to keep the teeth hydrated during the whitening process. This high water content, combined with optimum levels of potassium nitrate and fluoride, reduce the likelihood of residual sensitivity for the patient.
Gluten Free and Kosher Certified Opalescence whitening products are gluten free and kosher certified, so they fit in with the lifestyles and beliefs of patients from any background.
Sweetened with Xylitol
Every Opalescence whitening product is sweetened with xylitol, a noncariogenic sweetener, which may reduce the risk of dental caries.
Perfectly Balanced pH Because tooth-whitening gel can be in the mouth for several hours at a time, it’s important to use a product with a pH that closely matches the natural pH of a patient’s mouth. When the mouth has a lower pH (between 5.5 and 6.5), bacteria can begin to flourish. When patients whiten using products that contain carbamide peroxide, like Opalescence PF whitening, a byproduct called urea is released. Urea, which also occurs naturally in saliva, raises the pH level of the mouth to a neutral level (between 7 and 8).5
To be effective, a whitening treatment has to be convenient to use, encouraging patient compliance. With its efficient syringe delivery, Opalescence PF whitening is extremely easy to use.
Unmatched Quality The names Opalescence whitening and Ultradent are synonymous with quality. All of our research and development is done in-house. So is our manufacturing and quality control. This allows us to guide and oversee the entire process—from the time an Opalescence whitening innovation is conceived to the time it’s created and packaged for shipping. We have met the strictest standards, and our facility is ISO 9001 certified. All of this ensures every product performs exactly as it’s supposed to for you and for your patients.
Made in the USA
Opalescence whitening gels and syringes are manufactured at Ultradent’s facility in Utah. By purchasing products manufactured in the USA, you’re supporting our nation’s economy, and you’re helping to provide jobs for hundreds of Americans who take pride in what they do. Buying from a USA company like Ultradent also means you’ll get fresh formulations right from our own facility—not a product that may have been held up or delayed by a third party.
Opalescence PF Whitening Patient Instructions
1. Express one continuous bead of gel approximately halfway up the front side of the tray from molar to molar. This should use about 1/2 to 1/3 of a syringe per tray.
2. Insert the tray in your mouth and lightly tap it to adapt the sides to your teeth. Wear time depends on which concentration of Opalescence whitening you use.
- Opalescence PF 10%: 8–10 hours or overnight
- Opalescence PF 15%: 4–6 hours
- Opalescence PF 20%: 2–4 hours
- Opalescence PF 35%: 30-60 minutes
- Opalescence PF 45%: 15-30 minutes
3. Remove excess gel with a soft toothbrush.
4. Clean tray with soft toothbrush and water. Store in tray case provided.
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