This is a teeth whitening/bleaching kit that will whiten your teeth by using carbamide peroxide. By using this type of kit you can whiten your teeth for years. This particular type of peroxide will work to penetrate your teeth and then whiten them just as hydrogen peroxide will. The difference between carbamide and hydrogen peroxide is that carbamide will work more slowly thus allowing for brighter, white teeth.
Opalescence is a teeth whitening system that is used in the dentist office for the first treatment so to have this procedure done you need to make an appointment with your dentist. When you go to the dentist to have this procedure done the first thing that they will do is make an impression of your teeth. This is so the dentist can make a set of trays that will be custom made just for your teeth. When you have custom dental trays made, they will fit into your mouth perfectly.
The day that you get the Opalescence procedure done you need to make sure that you start out at home by brushing your teeth with a medium soft toothbrush. You need to make sure that you are using a toothpaste like Colgate White. In order to remove any plaque buildup you need to make sure that you are brushing your teeth for three or more minutes.
When you get to the dentist office, before they do the procedure they will dry off your teeth with a soft cloth or paper towel. The dentist will first put the Opalescence in the top and bottom trays that will cover your teeth in the front. Then, the trays will be put on the upper, then the lower teeth. If any of the product leaks out they will use a swab to remove it. The trays should be left on while you sleep to get the best results. You will remove the trays and discard in the morning. Next you will brush your teeth and rinse your mouth.
After the initial treatment, you will use the trays at home each night until you get the maximum whiteness that you want. You can use the trays nightly up to two months. Once the maximum whiteness has been achieved you can use the trays as maintenance a couple of times a week to keep your teeth bright and white. Make sure that after each treatment you rinse off the trays. Make sure that you do not eat or drink any foods that could put stains on your teeth, especially soft drinks, tea, and coffee.