5 Reasons Why Opalescence Teeth Whitening is the Best Way to Whiten Teeth

Originally published at Ultradent APAC

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 top reasons why dentists around the world say Opalescence teeth whitening is the best way to whiten any patient’s smile.


Opalescence whitening has led the way with advances in how to whiten teeth since 1990 and has gained international recognition with numerous awards for excellence in whitening.

Since its introduction to the market in 1990, Opalescence teeth whitening has revolutionized 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. 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.


Opalescence whitening introduced its sticky, viscous teeth whitening gel which remains the best way to whiten teeth today. It also has a sustained release formula.

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. The 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.


Syringe dispensing sticky, viscous transparent gel to a with gloved finger

Opalescence is the first sticky, viscous gel with an optimum combination of potassium nitrate and fluoride.


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 reduce shade relapse, maximizing patient satisfaction. Opalescence teeth whitening gels are flavoured, gluten free, vegan, kosher, and some are sweetened with xylitol (which may reduce the risk of tooth decay).


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.



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).

About the Author

Fabio Fowler

Fabio Fowler, DDS

With over 20 years in the dental industry, always involved in Dental Education, Dr Fabio Fowler, (BDS, University of Sao Paulo) had the opportunity to interact and learn directly from some of the great names in our field and to experience Dentistry from many different perspectives: from clinical to business, from scientific theory and lab tests to practical applications. Dr Fowler has presented about dental materials and techniques in over 60 countries, including courses at international congresses and Dental Schools in Latin America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Africa. Based in Sydney, Australia, he is responsible for Continued Education at Ultradent Products throughout the Asia-Pacific and Africa regions.

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This article was originally published in the Clinical Lifeâ„¢ magazine: Spring 2022 edition

Clinical Lifeâ„¢ magazine is a premier periodical publication by Clinical Research Dental Supplies & Services Inc. Discover compelling clinical cases from Canadian and US dental professionals, cutting-edge techniques, product insights, and continuing education events.

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