Opalescence Whitening

If you are interested in whitening your teeth, Dr. Keusch has your answer with Opalescence.

What is Opalescence tooth whitening?

The product 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. Keusch 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. 

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 and touch-ups with the take-home 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 Dr. Keusch is always the first step to whitening your teeth safely. Opalescence is clinically proven to whiten your teeth. Discuss over-the-counter tooth whitening strips, brush-on gels, and toothpastes with Dr. Keusch. 

How does the Opalescence work?

The whitening gel’s active ingredient is Hydrogen Peroxide. As Hydrogen Peroxide is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin, bleaching any colored substance while keeping the structure of the tooth unchanged. 

Is Opalescence painful?

No. There is no pain associated with whitening when used properly.

Are there any side effects?

Some people experience temporary increased tooth sensitivity. These symptoms mitigate and disappear within a short time.

How long is the procedure?

We recommend a cleaning prior to the treatment. Dr. Keusch is happy to discuss whitening treatment options during the exam. 

How long does Opalescence Whitening take?

Dr. Keusch will advise you on how long you should wear each application. Dr. Keusch will help you determine how many applications are right for you.