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Opalescence® Quick PF 45%

Reception/Waiting Room Whitener - Carbamide Peroxide

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Product Details

Opalescence Quick PF is great for whitening touch-ups or jumpstarts. Its 45% carbamide peroxide gel is administered under a dentist’s supervision in the controlled setting of the reception/waiting room. Opalescence Quick PF is applied using a custom-fitted, scalloped tray. Treatment times range from 30 minutes to the dentist’s discretion.

  • Results after 30 minutes of treatment
  • No gingival protection required
  • 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.1,2
  • Formulated to prevent dehydration and shade relapse
  • Sticky, viscous gel won’t migrate to soft tissues and ensures tray stays securely in place​


Indications for Use

Opalescence Quick PF 45%

​Opalescence Quick PF is for medical in-office use only. It provides an alternative, more conservative modality of treating dark, internally discolored teeth (compared to crowns, veneers, etc.) caused by disease, injury, or medical treatments such as congenital, systemic, metabolic, pharmacological, traumatic, or iatrogenic factors such as dental fluorosis, tetracycline, and adult minocycline stains, trauma, erythroblastosis fetalis, jaundice, and porphyria. Because restorative materials will not whiten, we recommend whitening teeth before esthetic restorative placement (wait two weeks after bleaching procedures before placing adhesive restorations). Bleaching problematic teeth to a more natural shade will optimize shade matching.

Technical Details

Opalescence Quick PF 45% Information

Easy to Demonstrate

​Offering an Opalescence Quick treatment to your patients can be a great opportunity to give the patient a practical demonstration of how to load the tray, seat it in the mouth, and remove excess gel. And best of all, after just 30 minutes in the mouth, most patients will see a noticeable difference, encouraging them to complete the take-home or in-office whitening treatment you prescribe!

Ideal for Patients

​For some patients, life at home can be hectic. It could be that having a chance to relax in your waiting room for 30 minutes while whitening their teeth and reading a book or magazine is the only time they have to really unwind. And because they’re still in the office, they have the dental staff on hand if they have any questions or if they experience sensitivity.

Ideal for Doctors

​Opalescence Quick PF is ideal for doctors because they can supervise the whitening process without occupying one of their operatories.

Patented Sticky, Viscous Gel

​With Opalescence, patients don’t have to worry about gel ending up where it’s not supposed to go. Our original, patented formula is sticky and viscous, so it stays where it’s placed, preventing the gel from migrating during treatment and helping keep the custom tray in place. This means the whitening treatment is as comfortable as possible, which helps in patient compliance.

Superior Stability

​Opalescence products are among the most stable whitening products in the industry, maintaining virtually all of its effectiveness over the course of its shelf life.3,4 Because delivery times vary depending on the location of each particular dental office, Opalescence products are formulated with transit time in mind, so they remain stable even after being shipped across the country. In fact, stability studies performed on Opalescence tooth whitening gels have shown that the peroxide potency at the end of the product’s shelf life is consistently 90% or greater.

Formulated with 20% Water

​Many whitening products on the market dehydrate teeth, resulting in uncomfortable sensitivity for patients. Opalescence PF is made up of 20% water to keep the teeth hydrated during the whitening process. This high water content, combined with optimum levels of potassium nitrate and fluoride, reduce the likelihood of residual sensitivity for the patient.

Gluten Free and Kosher Certified

​Opalescence products are gluten free and kosher certified, so they fit in with the lifestyles and beliefs of patients from any background.

Sold Directly to Licensed Dental Professionals Only

​Opalescence is committed to supporting the dental community. Because tooth whitening is most successful when supervised by a dentist, Opalescence is sold directly to licensed dental professionals only. It’s important for dentists to ensure their patients understand the whitening procedure, have realistic expectations of the outcome, and have an enjoyable experience so they are pleased with the final result.

Easily Combined with Other Opalescence Products for Customized Treatments

​While each Opalescence product is effective in a stand-alone whitening regimen, many patients prefer to use a combination of treatments or products to meet their needs. Because every Opalescence product works in combination with the others, it’s easy to create a custom regimen for any patient . For example, you could offer an Opalescence Quick treatment to jump-start the patient’s whitening program. If the patient wants an even brighter smile, send them home with a few syringes of Opalescence PF gel to help them achieve the level of whitening they’re looking for.

Unmatched Quality

​The names Opalescence and Ultradent are synonymous with quality. All of our research and development is done in-house. So is our manufacturing and quality control. This allows us to guide and oversee the entire process—from the time an Opalescence innovation is conceived to the time it’s created and packaged for shipping. We have met the strictest standards, and our facility is ISO 9001 certified. All of this ensures every product performs exactly as it’s supposed to for you and for your patients.


Opalescence Quick PF 45% Step by Step

  1. 1

    ​Load the tray by expressing one continuous bead of gel approximately half way up from the incisal edge on the facial side of the tray from molar to molar. This should use about 1/3 to 1/2 of a syringe.

  2. 2

    ​Insert the tray. Adapt tray side to teeth.

  3. 3

    ​Gently wipe off excess gel with tooth brush or clean finger.


  • Opalescence Quick
    Dr. Mikel Hopkins


  • 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.5  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.6

    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.7,8

    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.9,10

  • 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. However, most Opalescence products include PF (potassium nitrate and fluoride) desensitizing agents for additional comfort. Findings have confirmed that the potassium nitrate and fluoride actually help to reduce cavities, minimize sensitivity, increase enamel hardness, and improve the overall health of the teeth.1,2 Research has shown that just as hydrogen peroxide penetrates through the enamel and dentin to the pulp, so does potassium nitrate. Potassium nitrate acts more like an analgesic or anesthetic by keeping the nerve from repolarizing after it has depolarized in the pain cycle.11  Fluoride acts primarily as a tubule blocker, plugging the holes and slowing down the fluid flow that causes the sensitivity. In addition, we recommend meeting with the patient before beginning a whitening treatment to discuss their potential susceptibility to sensitivity. This can help you determine which whitening product is right for the patient, and it can also help you know whether to recommend a desensitizing product such as UltraEZ.

  • Will bleaching weaken the tooth’s enamel?

    ​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.1,2

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  2. Al-Qunaian TA. The effect of whitening agents on caries susceptibility of human enamel. Oper Dent. 2005;30(2):265-70.
  3. Shelf life is dependent on how product is stored.
  4. Data on file.
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  6. Jadad E, Montoya J, Arana G, Gordillo LA, Palo RM, Loguercio AD. Spectrophotometric evaluation of color alterations with a new dental bleaching product in patients wearing orthodontic appliances. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2011;140(1):e43-7.
  7. Klukowska M, White DJ, Kozak KM, Zoladz JR, Baker RA, Garcia-Godoy F, et al. Effect of bleach on microleakage of Class V composite restorations. J Dent Res. 85(Spec Iss B):0035, 2006 (
  8. Angerame D, Garaffa S, Maglione M, Di Lenarda R, De Stefano Dorigo E. Effect of in-office bleaching on Class V composite restorations seal. J Dent Res. 84(Spec Iss A):3013, 2005 (
  9. Wilson D, Xu C, Hong L, Wang Y. Effects of clinical factors during tooth whitening on enamel. J Dent Res. 86(Spec Iss A):2632, 2007 (
  10. Lim B-S, Ryu I, Lee Y-K, Rhee S-H, Yang H-C, Ahn S-J et al. Effect of bleaching agent on shear bond strength to dentin. J Dent Res. 85(Spec Iss B):0036, 2006 (
  11. Haywood VB. A comparison of at-home and in-office bleaching. Dentistry Today. 2000; 19(4):44-53.