Since its creation over 30 years ago, Opalescence™ teeth whitening kits have continued to lead the market with innovation and improvement. Opalescence whitening remains the global leader in professional teeth whitening today and has helped millions of people successfully whiten their teeth, giving them more confidence and improving their quality of life! Here is a list of 20 reasons why dentists around the world say Opalescence teeth whitening is the best way to whiten any patient’s smile. Check it out!

1. Opalescence whitening has led the way in with advances in how to whiten teeth since 1990.

Since its introduction to the market in 1990, Opalescence teeth whitening has revolutionised the whitening industry. It was the first widely accepted professional strength at-home teeth whitening kit, and the Opalescence in-office teeth whitening kit was created shortly afterwards. Other innovations introduced include adding flavours to the teeth whitening gel and safely increasing peroxide percentages for even more effective at-home teeth whitening.

The first Opalescence teeth whitening kits were released in 1990
Introduction of Opalescence in 1990: Opalescence whitening pioneered modern tooth whitening with the first sticky, viscous, sustained-release whitening gel delivered via syringe.


2. Opalescence whitening introduced its sticky, viscous teeth whitening gel which remains the best way to whiten teeth today.

Opalescence teeth whitening gel’s renowned sticky, viscous formula allows the gel to stay in place, thus avoiding gel migration to the soft tissues and preventing subsequent tissue irritation. The gel also holds the teeth whitening tray in place, allowing the user to sleep with a tray in their mouth to whiten teeth overnight.

Opalescence teeth whitening gel is sticky and viscous, so it stays in place for more effective whitening.
The first sticky, viscous gel with an optimum combination of potassium nitrate and fluoride.



3. Opalescence at-home teeth whitening gels have a sustained release formula.

Opalescence teeth whitening gel’s remarkable sustained release formula means the gel will continue to whiten teeth over extended periods of time, whether one is using a long-wear carbamide peroxide formula like Opalescence PF teeth whitening, or a shorter-wear hydrogen peroxide formula like Opalescence Go teeth whitening.


4. Opalescence teeth whitening has gained international recognition with numerous awards for excellence in whitening.

Dentists and patients worldwide rely on Opalescence teeth whitening kits to achieve the white teeth they’re looking for. Thanks to Opalescence whitening’s innovations, consistent results, and safety, it has garnered the attention of many experts in the field of dentistry throughout its 30+ years on the market. Some of these include recognition from industry experts such as Reality, Dentistry Today, Dental Town, and Clinician’s Choice.

Opalescence teeth whitening has won numerous dental industry awards for best teeth whitening


5. The wide variety of Opalescence teeth whitening kits offer anyone the best way to whiten their teeth.

The Opalescence teeth whitening family includes options to fit any patient’s lifestyle. Opalescence™ PF teeth whitening is designed to be used with a scalloped custom tray. It is available in various concentrations and flavours for personalised, at-home teeth whitening. Opalescence Go™ teeth whitening is a pre-filled, disposable tray system and allows users to whiten their teeth at their convenience without the hassle of a custom tray.

Opalescence™ Boost™ teeth whitening is a medical, dentist-administered, high concentration, in-office whitening system that gives visible results in about an hour.


The wide variety of Opalescence teeth whitening kits offer anyone the best way to whiten teeth
The Opalescence whitening family has gone from one sticky, viscous 10% carbamide peroxide formula to a full menu of teeth whitening kits.


6. Opalescence teeth whitening is available in both hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide formulas to best fit any patient’s needs.

When it comes to teeth whitening, both shorter and longer wear times are equally effective, although some patients prefer one over the other. Opalescence™ PF teeth whitening, a carbamide peroxide formula, allows for a more gradual release, making it ideal for patients who prefer to whiten their teeth overnight or at a lower concentration for a longer period of time. Opalescence Go™ teeth whitening, however, contains hydrogen peroxide which releases more quickly, requiring much shorter wear times.

7. Opalescence teeth whitening is formulated with a high water content.

Many whitening products on the market dehydrate teeth, resulting in uncomfortable sensitivity for patients. Opalescence teeth whitening gels contain high water content to help prevent teeth dehydration. This high water content also helps to to reduce shade relapse, maximizing patient satisfaction. 

Opalescence teeth whitening gels contain high water content
High water content prevents dehydration and shade relapse.


8. Opalescence teeth whitening gels are flavored, gluten free, vegan, kosher, and some are sweetened with xylitol.




Both Opalescence PF teeth whitening and Opalescence Go teeth whitening are available in refreshing Mint and Melon flavours. Opalescence PF whitening is also available in Regular flavour. All Opalescence teeth whitening kits are gluten free, vegan, and certified kosher. Plus, Opalescence PF whitening and Opalescence Go whitening are sweetened with xylitol which may reduce the risk of tooth decay.


9. Opalescence teeth whitening is specially formulated with PF.

Opalescence PF teeth whitening, Opalescence Go teeth whitening, and Opalescence Boost teeth whitening contain potassium nitrate and fluoride (PF) for patient comfort.

Most Opalescence teeth whitening kits contain potassium nitrate and fluoride for patient comfort.]

10. Opalescence teeth whitening is neutral pH balanced.

Because teeth whitening gels can be in the mouth for several hours at a time, it's important to use a product with a pH that closely matches the natural pH of a patient's saliva. When patients whiten using teeth whitening kits that contain carbamide peroxide, like Opalescence PF teeth whitening, the pH level of the mouth rises to a neutral level (between 7 and 8)1


11. Opalescence teeth whitening offers a complete line of teeth whitening kits, including:

OpalescencePF teeth whitening kit

The original professional at-home teeth whitening treatment is used with custom teeth whitening trays and provides various flavours, concentrations, and wear times for the ultimate teeth whitening experience.


Opalescence PF at-home professional teeth whitening kit

Opalescence Goteeth whitening kit

It’s the ultimate ready-to-use at-home teeth whitening treatment. Opalescence Go teeth whitening gel comes in prefilled UltraFit™ teeth whitening trays that instantly and conveniently fits any patient’s smile. It is available in Mint and Melon flavours with 60–90 minutes wear time options.


Opalescence Go at-home professional teeth whitening kit

OpalescenceBoost teeth whitening kit

Opalescence Boost whitening is the premier medical in-office whitening treatment designed to give fast results. The 40% hydrogen peroxide concentration gel is chemically activated, so it doesn’t require a light to work. Treatment only requires about an hour in the dental chair to achieve brilliant, sparkling results.

Opalescence Boost in-office professional teeth whitening kit

Opalescence Endo medical whitening

Opalescence Endo teeth whitening is designed to whiten endodontically treated discolored teeth using the “walking bleach” method. The teeth whitening gel is placed by the dentist, remains in the tooth between 1 to 5 days, and then easily removed.

Opalescence Endo in-office professional teeth whitening kit

Opalescence Quick medical whitening

A great way to get patients started on their whitening treatment, Opalescence Quick whitening is used while the patient is in the waiting room. The dentist can demonstrate how to load the custom tray with the whitening gel and place it in the mouth. And since the patient is in the waiting room, if they have questions or experience sensitivity, the office staff is there and available to help immediately.

 Opalescence Quick

12. Opalescence teeth whitening is only sold by dental professionals.

Ultradent Products is committed to high quality dental care. Ultradent Products has always encouraged dentists to be involved in the whitening process. Thus, Opalescence teeth whitening kits are only available through dental professionals.


13. Opalescence teeth whitening gives dental professionals and patients flexibility with their whitening options.

It is important that a teeth whitening treatment be easy and convenient for the dentist, but more importantly, for the patient to ensure consistent follow-through.


14. Opalescence teeth whitening kits can be combined to maximise effectiveness.

While each of the Opalescence teeth whitening kits are extremely effective by themselves, many dental professionals recommend a combination of treatments to best meet their patient’s needs. For example, a dental professional may complete an Opalescence Boost in-office whitening procedure and then recommend Opalescence Go at-home teeth whitening trays for touch-ups. It’s also a great idea to add Opalescence™ Whitening Toothpaste to every patient’s oral health regimen, as it whitens teeth by removing surface stains and keeps their smiles bright and healthy.

Opalescence family
Opalescence Whitening Toothpaste are an easy and effective way to maintain a bright, white smile. They are specifically formulated for high levels of fluoride uptake while remining gentle enough to use every day.


15. Opalescence teeth whitening offers special products for unique cases.

No matter what type of staining or discoloration, Opalescence teeth whitening has the right product to brighten any smile. For example, Opalustre™ slurry, a chemical and mechanical abrasion paste, is designed to permanently remove superficial discolorations and abnormalities while still being minimally invasive.

Opalustre slurry in-office professional teeth whitening kit

16. Opalescence teeth whitening kits offer quality you can trust.

Ultradent Products has long been globally synonymous with quality. Our in-house research and development team strives for continuous improvement in all our products, from manufacturing to quality control. From conception to packaging, excellence directs the process.

17. Opalescence teeth whitening is always administered by knowledgeable and trained dental professionals.

Patients can trust their dental professional to help personalise their whitening journey and adjust the treatment as necessary.

18. Opalescence teeth whitening is available in countries with the most rigorous regulatory standards.

Ultradent Products and Opalescence teeth whitening have proudly pioneered government and dental certification of our products around the world and have maintained an outstanding presence in the most rigorous regulatory markets for decades.

19. Opalescence teeth whitening is proud to help support humanitarian missions internationally.

Ultradent Products and Opalescence teeth whitening are committed to helping countries around the world by providing and donating dental products to humanitarian causes. In 2019 alone, we donated over  US$ 1 million worth of dental products, fulfilling more than 300 humanitarian support requests in 76 countries.


Smiles for Life Ultradent poster
All proceeds from Opalescence whitening procedures through the Smiles for Life Foundation go to underprivileged children.


20. Opalescence teeth whitening is the global leader in professional tooth whitening.

Opalescence teeth whitening has set the bar when it comes to professional whitening with the quality and reputation we have built with clinicians and patients. Since 1990 Ultradent Products has given dental professionals in more than 100 countries the highest quality when it comes to whitening products.

It has truly been a pleasure to serve who we consider to be the best dental professionals around the world. We are proud to continue to provide them with the products to help their patients obtain their whitest, brightest smiles.


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