In-Office Whitening


If you prefer teeth that are whiter in the blink of an eye, your answer is OPALESCENCE  BOOST®. The Ultradent OPALESCENCE BOOST® In-Office Whitening System uses      technology to whiten your teeth significantly in a little over an hour while you relax in our  office. It’s ideal for anyone who wants immediate results. This In-Office Whitening System is  a 40% power whitening product. It’s the highest concentration of whitening on the present  market, resulting in a quicker, whiter smile for you! After the whitening treatment is finished,  you will continue to whiten for 12-24 hours.

What is In-Office Whitening?

It is a whitening process provided by our dentist or hygienist that lightens discoloration of enamel and dentin within one hour. Please see the Opalescence Boost® website for more information.

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. Consumption of tetracycline, certain antibiotics or excessive fluoride may also cause tooth discoloration during tooth formation. 

Who may benefit from tooth whitening?

Just about anyone can benefit from tooth whitening! Call us at (713) 838-8819 to schedule your appointment. 

Is tooth whitening becoming more popular?

Absolutely! A bright, beautiful smile can make a big difference. The OPALESCENCE BOOST® In-Office 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 BOOST® 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® take-home whitening gel. These are professional formula products designed specifically to keep your teeth their brightest. The OPALESCENCE® take-home whitening gel is available through our office.

Is there any difference between over-the-counter tooth whiteners and OPALESCENCE BOOST ®?

Yes! Consult our doctor 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 BOOST® is clinically proven to whiten your teeth in just one hour.

How does the In-Office Whitening System work?

The OPALESCENCE BOOST® whitening gel is chemically activated, so there is no need for the hot and uncomfortable light used in other whitening procedures. The activated gel enters the enamel and dentin, whitening any colored substance while keeping the structure of the tooth unchanged. 

Is the In-Office Whitening procedure painful? 

No. During the procedure, patients can actually watch television or listen to music. Many fall asleep. OPALESCENCE BOOST® contains potassium nitrate and fluoride, which have been shown to reduce sensitivity while strengthening enamel. 

Are there any side effects?

Some people experience temporary increased tooth sensitivity to cold during or after treatment. These symptoms disappear within 1-3 days after interruption or completion of the treatment.  An anti-sensitivity cream may be recommended before and after whitening treatment to minimize any kind of sensitivity you may experience.

How long is the procedure?

The entire procedure takes just over one hour. The procedure begins with a preparation period followed by one hour of whitening. A five-minute treatment to help prevent sensitivity completes the procedure.


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