“You know, I wasn’t very concerned about my teeth. I knew I had spots on my teeth, but it never bothered me until I started teaching preschool and some of the kids would say, ‘Hey! You didn’t brush your teeth today!” says Michelle Webb.
“I had asked a dentist about getting rid of the spots before, and he mentioned porcelain veneers, but I wasn’t interested in having something glued to my teeth,” she continues, regarding the invasive and often expensive procedure.
“I didn’t know there was anything I could do to remove the spots from my teeth, so when I found out about this Opalustre treatment, it was really enticing to me,” Webb recalls with a smile.
Opalustre, a chemical and mechanical abrasion slurry, removes the white, brown, and/or multi-colored defects or decalcifications that occur on many people’s teeth. This is often caused by fluorosis—the mottling of tooth enamel caused by exposure to excessive fluoride during childhood. Often times, the white spots caused by fluorosis darken and become more noticeable over time.
To remove such discolorations, clinicians can apply Opalustre to the surface of the teeth and buff away discoloration, reapplying as necessary to achieve the desired uniform tooth color.
“I was surprised at how easy it was. It wasn’t painful, and the results were amazing!” Webb says with a smile. “In fact, my husband posted my before and after photos on Facebook and my cousin saw them and was amazed that something like that could be done. He immediately wanted to know where he could have it done too.”
Dr. Jaimee Morgan, an esthetic dentist who uses Opalustre in her office says, “Opalustre really helps ramp up the whitening process. A lot of my patients have beautiful white teeth, but can’t get the white or brown spots to blend with the rest of the enamel. I usually have them whiten first, then, I do an Opalustre treatment. If they’re coming for an in-office whitening treatment, I’ll have the Opalustre right there and ready to use to help give them the shiny, white smile they’re looking for.”
Clinicians can also whiten their patient’s teeth after using Opalustre, depending on preference. Either way, this life-changing, non-invasive, and economical alternative to porcelain veneers changed Michelle Webb’s life, uncovering a confident smile she’d never experienced.
For more information on Opalustre, please visit ultradent.com, or call us at 800.552.5512.