OPALESCENCE Whitening system
If you prefer teeth that are immediately whiter right now or you would rather whiten your teeth over a few nights while you sleep, Dr. Maltese has your answer with Opalescence. The Opalescence In-Office Whitening System uses the newest technology to whiten your teeth an average of six shades*. It’s ideal for anyone who wants immediate results. The Opalescence GO Take-Home Whitening System uses a revolutionary gel to whiten your teeth an average of four shades.
What is OPALESCENCE tooth whitening?
Venus 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, Dr. Maltese 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 Whitening 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 using Opalescence take-home gel. Opalescence take-home gel is designed specifically to keep your teeth their brightest and is available through our office.
Is there any difference between over-the-counter tooth whiteners and Venus?
Yes! Consulting Dr. Maltese is always the first step to whitening your teeth safely. Over-the-counter tooth whitening strips, brush-on gels and toothpastes may take weeks, and does not always produce the wanted result.
How is the OpALESCENCE GO Take-Home System different from the In-Office System?
The main difference between the two systems is that you use the GO Take-Home System in the convenience of your own home over a period of 10 to 12 days. The In-Office System is performed entirely in the office.