Opalescence Tooth Whitening Systems
Many factors, including dietary habits (drinking coffee, tea, soda, and red wine) and certain medications, affect the whiteness of your smile. Tooth whitening is an affordable and effective way to combat common causes of tooth discoloration, while boosting your self-confidence and improving your appearance.
Opalescence offers a diverse menu of products to brighten your smile. With take home, on-the-go, and in-office options, Opalescence Tooth Whitening Systems accommodate all lifestyles and budgets.
Prescription-strength Opalescence Tooth Whitening Systems are only available through your dentist. Stronger and more effective than over-the-counter teeth whitening products, Opalescence provides brighter, whiter smiles in as little as one hour.
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METSV says: I had my teeth whitened one time in my life....and that was right before my wedding...20 some odd years ago. (I was a child bride. ha.) I loved the results and I have to say they lasted a good long time...but over the past several years I have noticed specifically that they are not as white as they could be. I've tried several OTC whitening strips and while they may bring a quick fix for brightening and removing superficial stains, they're not that effective for me for whitening. I had resigned myself to the fact that I'd need to do Zoom or something similar at a dentist's office.....or do I???? I got a hold of these newer trays from Opalescence - and by "new" I mean that they are stronger - 15% HP as opposed to 10% and these strips are kept on your teeth for a scant 15 minutes. Boy are they powerful....and they work really well.... A couple of things - if your teeth are sensitive, you may want to take a q-tip and run it along your gums when you have the strips on to get any excess gel that may get on them. They are very generous in the trays, so if there's too much and your teeth get achy, you may want to wipe some off. I have found Vaseline to also be an excellent barrier between my gums and the gel - when I apply a little bit of Vaseline to my gums before the trays, I find that I'm barely sensitive at all. I take the tray (mint), pop it in my mouth and press up to my teeth, then suck down to remove the tray - I'm left with the little strip on my teeth, and I go about my business.... I put the bottom tray back in the fridge as I do my bottom teeth at night. You receive 10 trays each for top and bottom teeth...but I tell ya, I saw results in less than five. I'm done with my trays now, and I'm very happy with the results - I don't think they could have gone any whiter.... here's a before and after:
I know there's a difference in lighting, which is odd because I took the pictures in the exact same spot at pretty much the same time in the morning...but I really think you can still see that there is a significant difference in my teeth. I'm going to take another "after" and post again. I just wanted you to get a first look at what my teeth looked like after the 10 days. I also use the Opalescence toothpaste - very nice, very gentle...and perfect to use after an application if your teeth are feeling a tad sensitive. These are the perfect option to spending a bunch of money at the dentist's office. Perfect when you know you have something special coming up, or if you just want your smile to look younger and brighter. These are excellent and they WORK.
mmdstylin says… opalescence treswhite supreme is an at home system that gradually whitens your teeth. I am using one of my last applications now and find it so much easier with about the same results I received the one time I had my teeth professionally whitened. I would like to discuss the differences. One hour of my time is not spent in the dentist chair with a bright light in my mouth -- yes, this is done over several days/weeks. Applying the treatments at night prior to my regular routine worked, because I was able to multi-task. Once the application was done, I was done and ready for bed – other than brushing my teeth which is the last step of the whitening process anyway! The taste and feeling on my teeth was very similar to my previous experience - a little pasty and coarse. It wasn’t as uncomfortable because someone else didn’t have their hands in my mouth trying to fit and adjust and brush. Very simply, you bite into the form which contains the ingredients, remove the form and leave the transparent paper and gel on your teeth. When done, remove, toss and brush your teeth! This system does come with a small tube of whitening paste, but I preferred to use my regular toothpaste at night and save the whitening paste for my morning brushing.
I think the most important difference for me was that I did not have a severe sensitivity to cold like I had with the professional treatment. I did try to keep it away from my gum line as I considered that to be the reason my teeth ached from the professional whitening. Once you make this a part of your regular evening routine, it becomes as natural as brushing and flossing your teeth. It also keeps me ahead of the caffeine stains that tend to build from the many cups of coffee I drink daily. So I would have to believe, no matter what your reasons for your teeth staining, this system, as part of a regular routine can slow down if not reverse the effects of that.