ULTRADENT OPALESCENCE BOOST PF 40% SINGLE SYRINGE
Opalescence Boost is a chemically activated power whitening gel that provides brighter, whiter teeth after just 40 minutes in the dental chair. The powerful 40% hydrogen peroxide gel is chemically activated, so it doesn’t require a hot, uncomfortable light to work. Using the unique double-syringe configuration, the clinician activates the 40% hydrogen peroxide formula just prior to application, ensuring every dose of Opalescence Boost is fresh and effective.
- Chemically activated, so no light is needed
- Powerful 40% hydrogen peroxide gel
- Opalescence tooth whitening gel contains PF (potassium nitrate and fluoride). Potassium nitrate has been shown to help reduce sensitivity. Fluoride has been shown to help reduce caries and strengthen enamel. Together they help to improve the overall health of the teeth.1-5
- Fresh chemical for each application
- Precise delivery
- Easy to see for complete removal
- Two 20-minute applications for a total of 40 minutes of treatment time
PRECAUTION : SHELF LIFE:- Must be Refrigerated!
Directions to use
Before use, remove syringes from refrigeration and allow the contents to come to room temperature before mixing the two chemicals together. Ensure the red and clear syringes are securely attached together before proceeding. Place protective eyewear and clothing on yourself and the patient. Check to see that the syringes are securely attached before mixing. Press the plunger of the red syringe in, pushing all the contents into the clear syringe. Forcefully press the small clear stem completely into the larger clear stem. Then press the clear plunger completely into the red syringe. To activate, press the chemical from the red syringe into the clear syringe with thumbs. Reverse action, and mix a minimum of 25 times on each side.
Press all mixed gel into the RED syringe. Separate the two syringes and attach the Micro 20ga FX® tip onto the red syringe. Check the flow on a cotton gauze or mixing pad prior to applying it intraorally. If resistance is met, replace the tip and recheck the flow.
Place Ultradent IsoBlock™ and self-supporting plastic cheek retractors. Completely rinse and air dry teeth.
Securely attach a Micro 20ga tip to OpalDam®Green and check flow. Express a continuous bead along the gingival margin, overlapping approximately 0.5mm onto the enamel. Begin and finish the bead one tooth beyond the most distal tooth that is being bleached, building the barrier 4–6mm high and 1.5–2.0mm thick. Express the resin through any open embrasures.
Light cure the OpalDam Green resin barrier for 20 seconds per arch using a scanning motion. Carefully check the resin cure with an instrument.
Apply a 0.5–1.0mm thick layer of Opalescence Boost 40% to the labial surface of the tooth and slightly onto the incisal/occlusal surfaces. Allow the gel to remain on the teeth for 20 minutes.
Suction gel from teeth using the Ultradent®Luer Vacuum Adapter and SST™ – Surgical Suction tip. Do not use water. Repeat steps 6–7 one or two times until desired results are achieved. Do not exceed three applications per visit.
After the final application is complete and all visible gel is removed, thoroughly rinse the teeth.
Gently slide the tip of a dental instrument beneath the OpalDam Green and lift it off. Check for and remove any interproximal remnants.
Evaluate the shade change. If additional whitening is desired and no significant sensitivity is noted, reschedule the patient in three to five days for repeat treatment or to dispense take-home whitening trays.
How does bleaching work?
- The whitening process is possible due to the ability of the carbamide peroxide and hydrogen peroxide to freely pass through enamel and dentin and to permeate to all parts of the tooth.10 These peroxides break down into oxygen radicals, which migrate between the enamel prisms, breaking down any colored molecules that result in tooth discoloration. The structure of the tooth is not altered; the internal tooth color is simply made lighter.
- Whitening agents break down into tiny molecules and move in all directions, so even if the entire tooth is not covered with gel, the entire tooth is whitened.11
- Numerous studies have proven the effectiveness of peroxides in whitening teeth. Enamel, dentin, existing fillings, and bonding materials are not harmed by the whitening materials
Will whitening affect bond strength?
- Even though whitening agents release a great amount of oxygen into the tooth, existing bonds are not weakened
- If whitening before bonding, allow a period of 7–10 days after whitening. The high concentration of oxygen in the tooth could significantly and adversely affect polymerization of the resins
How long do whitening results last?
- Whitening results are very stable, but depending on the patient’s nutrition and lifestyle habits, the procedure may need to be redone periodically. Due to the safety of the whitening agents, this should not concern the dentist or patient
Will whitening cause tooth sensitivity?
- Tooth sensitivity is a relatively common side effect of whitening. If sensitivity occurs, it is transient and disappears after the completion of the whitening procedure.