Opalescence Tooth Whitening

 Mashpee Dental Associates’ recommend tooth whitening with Opalescence. The Opalescence Take-Home Whitening System uses a revolutionary patent-pending gel to whiten your teeth up to six shades in three nights*. And you may go even lighter with additional applications. Start on Friday and by Monday you’ll have a whole new smile.

Over the counter whitening systems can take a long time with varied results. Get your teeth whiter in a fraction of the time with Opalescence.

What is Opalescence tooth whitening?

Opalescence is a bleaching process that lightens discoloration of enamel and dentin.

What can cause tooth discoloration?

There are many causes. The most common include aging and consumption of staining substances such as coffee, tea or tobacco. During tooth formation consumption of tetracycline, certain antibiotics or excessive fluoride may also cause tooth discoloration.

Who may benefit from tooth whitening?

Just about anyone can benefit from tooth whitening. However, treatment may not be as effective for some as it is for others. With an oral exam, Drs. Darzenta and Galovic can determine if you are a candidate for this procedure, including a shade assessment.

Is tooth whitening becoming more popular?

Absolutely! A bright, beautiful smile can make a big difference. The Opalescence System makes it easier and faster than ever before.

Is tooth whitening safe?

Yes, research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth under the supervision of a dentist is safe. In fact, many dentists consider whitening the safest cosmetic dental procedure available. As with any tooth whitening product, Opalescence is not recommended for children under 13 years of age and pregnant or lactating women.

Do the results last a long time?

By following some simple post whitening care instructions, your teeth will always be lighter than they were before. We recommend flossing, brushing twice daily with a whitening toothpaste, and touch-ups with Opalescence gel. These are professional formula products designed specifically to keep your teeth their brightest. They are available through our office.

Is there any difference between over-the-counter tooth whiteners and Opalescence

Yes! Consulting Drs. Darzenta and Galovic is always the first step to whitening your teeth safely. Over-the-counter tooth whitening strips, brush-on gels and toothpastes take weeks or months to whiten your teeth just a few shades. Opalescence is clinically proven to whiten your teeth up to six shades* in just one weekend.

How long does Opalescence Take-Home Whitening take?

The Opalescence take-home gel is designed to be worn between 30 minutes and eight hours per application depending upon the concentration.  The higher the concentration, the shorter the time.  Drs. Darzenta and Galovic will advise you on how long you should wear each application. A recent study showed that you can achieve an average improvement of up to six shades* after just three nights of use. Drs. Darzenta and Galovic will help you determine how many applications are right for you.

*Results can vary.