Oral-B Rembrandt Whitening & Ultradent’s Opalescence®

If you prefer teeth that are immediately whiter right now or you would rather whiten your teeth over a few nights while you sleep, Dr. Alb has your answer! The Opalescence® PF 20% Take-Home Whitening System uses a revolutionary patent-pending gel to whiten your teeth an average of six shades in three nights. (*And you may go even lighter with additional applications.)  Start on Friday and by Monday you’ll have a whole new smile.

Strips or paint-on gels are a waste of time. Get your teeth whiter in a fraction of the time.

What is Opalescence® tooth whitening?

Opalescence are bleaching processes that lighten discoloration of enamel and dentin.

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. During tooth formation, consumption of tetracycline, certain antibiotics or excessive fluoride may also cause tooth discoloration.

Who may benefit from tooth whitening?

Just about anyone can benefit from tooth whitening. However, treatment may not be as effective or some as it is for others. Upon an oral exam, Dr. Alb can determine if you are a candidate for this procedure, including a shade assessment.

Is tooth whitening becoming more popular?

Absolutely! A bright, beautiful smile can make a big difference. Rembrandt and Opalescence® Whitening Systems 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, Rembrandt and Opalescence® are 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 Rembrandt’s or Opalescence’s® Whitening Toothpaste. These are professional formula products designed specifically to keep your teeth their brightest. They are available through our office.

Is there any difference between over-the-counter tooth whiteners and Rembrandt or Opalescence®?

Yes! Consulting Dr. Alb 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. Rembrandt is clinically proven to whiten your teeth eight to ten shades in one hour; Opalescence is six to eight shades in just one weekend.

How does the Oral-B Rembrandt In-Office System work?

The Oral-B Rembrandt light-activated whitening gel’s active ingredient is Hydrogen Peroxide. As hydrogen peroxide is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin, bleaching any colored substance while keeping the structure of the tooth unchanged. The Oral-B Rembrandt Sapphire light aids in activating the hydrogen peroxide and helps it penetrate the surface of the tooth.

Is the Oral-B Rembrandt In-office procedure painful?

No. During the procedure, patients can actually watch a movie on our DVD player or listen to music. Many fall asleep.

Are there any side effects?

Some people experience temporary increased tooth sensitivity to cold during treatment. These symptoms disappear within 1-3 days after completion of the treatment.

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 bleaching. (We recommend a cleaning prior to the actual Rembrandt Whitening session.)

How long does Ultradent’s Opalescence® Take-Home Whitening take?

Ultradent’s Opalescence® take-home gel is designed to be worn between eight and ten hours per application. Dr. Alb will advise you on how long you should wear each application. A recent study showed that you can achieve an average improvement of six to eight shades* after just three nights of use. Dr. Alb will help you determine how many applications are right for you.

How is the Opalescence® Take-Home System different from the Rembrandt In-Office System?

The main difference between the two systems is that you use the Ultradent Opalescence® Take-Home System in the convenience of your own home over a few nights. The Oral-B Rembrandt In-Office System is performed entirely in the office.