Best Whitening Practices Debunked

There are many teeth whitening trends you might have heard of or even tried. But many are not safe for your teeth (or they don’t provide long-term solutions). Why are some of these not the best whitening solutions for your teeth? You can make a more informed decision by reading the facts below.

Facts about DIY Whitening Trends

These are some trends that you may have heard about. We hope this information steers you towards solutions that will be good for your wellness and prevent any damage to your beautiful smile.

UV Whitening Light

UV Whitening Lights

The effect of UV whitening lights is temporary, and can dry out your teeth. This can lead to shade relapse and more work in your self-care regimen.

Purple Toothpaste

Purple Toothpaste

Purple toothpaste creates an illusion rather than addressing the core problem. The color offsets teeth yellowing on a shallow surface level.

Teeth Whitening Pen

Teeth Whitening Pens

The upside to teeth whitening pens is that they're great for touch-ups between tray or in-office whitening treatments. So you can take better control of your smile.

Charcoal Toothpaste

Charcoal Toothpaste

With charcoal toothpaste, the irregular shapes of the charcoal shards stick in between teeth. Plus, it can be abrasive enough to damage the outer enamel.

Whitening Toothpaste

Whitening Toothpaste

If you select a brand that has very low abrasion without the addition of peroxide, it will optimize the surface whitening of your teeth. We recommend Opalescence™ Whitening Toothpaste in either Original Cool Mint or Cool Mint Sensitivity Relief formula.

What Makes Your Teeth Whitening Effective?

Take a closer look at the ingredients in our products that make your teeth whitening effective.

Hydrogen Peroxide
Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen Peroxide ignites the whitening process in your teeth.

Xylitol
Xylitol

Frequent between-meal consumption of foods high in sugars and starches can promote tooth decay. Xylitol may reduce the risk of tooth decay.

Water
Water

H2O offers hydration and more comfort to the patient.

Potassium Nitrate and Sodium Fluoride
Potassium Nitrate & Sodium Fluoride

Our products contain Sodium Fluoride and Potassium Nitrate to enhance the formula.

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Don't Take our Word For It

Hear what our customers have to say about Opalescence™ whitening products across the globe.

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Wonderful! Whiter teeth without discomfort. This is the One!

I had given up on whitening toothpastes. They had always burned my tongue and made my eyes and nose run for 15 minutes after use. This product is the answer: it whitens teeth as well as the other harsh drugstore products, but it is pleasant to use. Highly recommended!

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Won't live without it!

Opalescence™ is truly a whitening toothpaste, unlike other brands that claim to brighten your teeth but can't back it up. A few years ago, I ran out of Opalescence toothpaste and decided to let it go and try other brands. In just a few months, my teeth were noticeably duller and a bit more yellow. Now I won't go without it again!

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Teeth Whiter and breath fresh and clean.

This is the best toothpaste I have ever tried. Was introduced by dental hygienist. Was doubtful at first. This really works. I use daily and already wouldn’t go back to my old toothpaste. I highly recommend this to anyone that wants whiter teeth. Makes your mouth feel so clean.

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A BIG FAN

I have used Crest White Strips - for a couple of years now, and this stuff blows that away! After the first use, my teeth were visibly whiter. By the time I finished the first box, my teeth have lightened significantly. I am working on my second box, and I LOVE THIS STUFF! Highly recommend - worth the money!

Opalescence Go™ whitening Review

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Loyal customer for life!

My dentist recommended and carries your product! I've been using it for roughly three months on and off! It's amazing!!!!!! Loyal customer for life!

Opalescence Go™ whitening Review

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These are the absolute best whitening product on the market!

I work at a dental office and we sell these here. They are the absolute best whitening product on the market!

Opalescence Go™ whitening Review

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It makes me want to smile more!

My results after using Opalescence Go whitening trays are glorious! But the biggest change is that my smile now matches my mood and energy, and it only makes me want to smile more!

Opalescence Go™ whitening Review

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Your product is perfect for busy people!

Your product is perfect for busy people! In fact, I would often wear my whitening trays in the morning at work and I was so pleased that I could talk with them in and hardly anyone even noticed.

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My go-to gel for teeth whitening.

Opalescence is my go-to gel for teeth whitening. It was given to me at the dentist and I have ordered it ever since. Only recommendation would be to use the 35% if you can handle a the strong sensation, since it's much stronger.

Opalescence™ PF whitening Review

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Reliable and Effective

I’m a dentist and recommend these to all patients. It is a reliable and effective tooth whitening gel to use in whitening trays. I use it once every other day and then once a week to maintain. I would buy again!

Opalescence™ PF whitening Review

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Better than anything out there!

This stuff is a magic worker! I had the trays made when I got my braces off many years ago as a teenager and the gel has consistently been better than anything out there- zoom, dentist stuff, and OTC gels. I use this a couple times a year to keep my teeth pearly white.

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There are a lot of whitening brands out there. Many are effective, but are they safe? The Opalescence™ teeth whitening line has been studied more than any brand on the planet and has a product that will help you obtain the brighter smile you desire.

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