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Opalescence Boost Teeth Whitening System

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IN-OFFICE
Chemically Activated
40% Hydrogen Peroxide
Average Price: $243
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Opalescence Boost Teeth Whitening Review

Opalescence Boost Teeth Whitening System (successor to Xtra Boost) is a high-end, in-office whitening process. The system uses a powerful 40% Hydrogen Peroxide solution, adding potassium nitrate and fluoride to help prevent sensitivity and strengthen enamel. Unlike a lot of the more heavily-advertised teeth whitening systems, Opalescence doesn't use any kind of light-activation once the gel has been applied. It relies solely on the power and freshness of the gel itself to whiten teeth. It's for this reason that Opalescence is called a chemically-activated product.

Why is Opalescence Boost called a chemically activated product?

Opalescence is different from many other teeth-whitening systems in the sense that it uses only a gel to whiten your teeth. Opalescence does not use any lights to activate the gel, like many other teeth-whitening systems. It is for this reason that Opalescence is called a chemically activated product.

By not using light to activate the gel, am I being shortchanged on quality?

No. The gel is applied to your teeth and it carries out its job without any propelling. The results are brilliant and your teeth retain their newfound sheen for a long time.

Who manufactures Opalescence Boost teeth-whitening products?

Opalescence Boost teeth whitening system is manufactured by Ultradent Products, Inc.

How long does it take for the teeth-whitening process?

It's designed to whiten teeth multiple shades in under 60 minutes-with two, individual 20-minute sessions.

Opalescence Boost Advantages

The freshness of the Opalescence gel is its real advantage for whitening. Dentists and teeth whitening professionals will all tell you that peroxides degrade over time and that they're their most potent when fresh. Unlike many systems, Opalescence Boost doesn't used a pre-mixed solution – it mixes a fresh batch of gel for every procedure – ensuring that you get peroxide at the height of its power. There's also a pretty cool feature for your dentist; the gel is red-so he or she can see exactly where it's placed on the teeth. This ensures an even coat of gel on teeth fronts, backs, uppers and lowers.

Does Opalescence Boost cause tooth sensitivity?

It could. The remarkably strong and fresh whitening gel can produce sensitivity. So here's what you need to know: 1) are your teeth and gums in good shape?; 2) have you had sensitivity reactions to teeth whitening before?; and 3) has your dentist told you that you're hypersensitive?

If you've previously had strong reactions to whitening – steer clear of Opalescence, unless your dentist says it's ok. If your teeth are in good shape and you don't usually experience sensitivity, go ahead. You may experience some "zingers," but they'll quickly disappear.

 

Should I take any precaution after the bleaching treatment is over?

If you are getting bonding or veneers, you should wait up to 10 days after the treatment. This is because the color may change slightly after the teeth are rehydrated.

 

Whitening Factor

You will receive excellent results with this product. AS you see below, most of the reviews we've received say that it works effectively.

 

68 User Reviews

 
Anonymous, Las Vegas, NV
Apr 15 '14
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Paid $199.00

During the procedure I did not experience any pain or sensitivity. Once I was finished and saw the results I was so disappointed because I could not see a difference in my teeth color. Even the technician couldn't tell because she tried to blame it on the fluorescent lighting of the room. So, we went to the front office to see the results in natural daylight... at that point I thought I saw a half a shade lighter (if that). Hours after the procedure, I started to feel occasional "zingers", but not very long or strong. As the day goes on the "zingers" keep getting stronger and my teeth are so sensitive. I expected much better results, especially for the pain I am feeling. I've used 5 Minute Whitening in the past and have gotten much better results with 0 sensitivity. Do not waste your time and money on Boost in-office treatment! Not worth it!

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Kelly Huynh, Sydney, AUS
Jan 07 '14
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I opted for the opalescence boost in-chair bleaching option. The first 20 minute application was fine, I didn't experience any pain. But the second 20 minute application hurt so much. I experienced 'zingers' a sharp shooting pain that last for a few seconds during the second half of the procedure. It's now been an hour since I got it whitened and I'm still getting painful zingers, I took two nurofens and my dentist applied GC tooth mousse but it's not helping. I'm experiencing zingers every few minutes and it's so painful. I don't think my shade of teeth have improved at all. This has put me off future in-chair procedures. It isn't worth the pain and money, it was so expensive at $500 AUD and I cannot see any marked difference in my teeth shade.

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Daniel, Zagreb, Croatia
Jun 05 '13
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I was very satisfied with my opalescence boost treatment. I will try to be as objective as I can..
I've ordered my "do at home" treatment at my dentist who made a disposable teeth tray for the opalescence gel. Price: around 125 dollars (tray and 4 20% syringes)
I was satisfied with the results after 4 syringes (around 10 treatments), and the teeth got much whiter.
Then I ordered a refill set (only 4 syringes without tray) and the dentist wanted to charge me around 100 bucks for that, but I managed to order the refill on my own via the wholesale for 30 bucks :) The thing is that law in Croatia states that only dentists can order that sort of dental products and they charge that opportunity big time, but i've ordered at my friends mum practice for the wholesale price.
Lot of people asked me how come my teeth are so white.
Conclusion: I was very happy with the product and i recommend home kit to everyone.
P.S. I've only had a bit of pain on first two day of use.

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Heather, Scottsdale, AZ
May 14 '13
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This product sucks, and is NOT worth the pain/sensitivity that it causes. I did the in-office treatment thinking I would leave with a bright white smile...and I was so very disappointed. After the 3- 15 minute grueling, painful sessions I couldn't wait to see my new whiter teeth, and when i looked in the mirror I couldn't believe what I saw. Virtually no change in the whiteness of my teeth!! The process itself was uncomfortable, but afterwards the pain increased by a LOT, and was almost unbearable that I was practically in tears later that night due to the pain. Luckily by the morning, the pain and sensitivity was pretty much gone... but my teeth were not whiter at all! They were maaaaaybe a little brighter? ... but I'm not sure. For that amount of pain and money spent, I expected much much better results. So NOT worth it! Stick to Crest whitestrips.

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Anonymous, Orlando
Dec 04 '12
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I had 4 20 minute sessions at my dentist office. Yes, I started to feel a little pain towards the end of the second session but it was worth it. My teeth are about 6 shades lighter. For 500 dollars and 6 shades lighter, a little discomfort is not going to hurt anyone. Take a pain pill when you go and you should be fine If I got through Accutane, I can get through anything. The key is how much do you want it and at what cost. People the minute pain is not going to hurt you! lol Man up...or I should say woman up and deal with it!! or perhaps, just stick with your yellow teeth!! lol

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CaliSab, Los Angeles, ca
Nov 10 '12
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I received Boost whitening treatment yesterday at 2pm. It took 30minutes to prep... My mouth is small so she had to use a different type of separator device that was very uncomfortable. She stuffed gauze in and around the gum area to trp the saliva during the treatment. Then she put a rubber cement on my gums and dried it with a small blue light which actually felt very hot. Once dried the rubber cement felt tight and uncomfortable on my gums. Then she proceeded with the whitening process which consisted of 3 15minute sessions. I did not feel any tooth sensitivity at the time- only discomfort from the spreader apparatus and the rubber cement on my gums. By the time she suctioned the last of the gel from my teeth and removed the rubber cement and spreader apparatus I had developed a headache. The whitening itself seemed uneven. I had spots on my teeth that had bright white spots.. And my two front upper teeth still had a tint towards the bottom of the two teeth. They made me trays and told me I could use them for touch ups. Since the whitening treatment, I had several zingers for a few hours but then went to bed and awoke to only teeth sensitivity. Supposed to eat white or clear foods/ drinks for 24hours. I am happy my teeth don't hurt like some of the reviews on here.. But a little disappointed that my whitening treatment wasn't as even as I hoped for. My teeth were not bad to begin with, but I wanted them bright white. The nurse explained I have combo of grey/yellow stains and that grey is harder to remove. Don't think I'll get this treatment again- will use trays and strips for now on...

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Anne, Minneapolis, MN
Jul 25 '12
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I wanted to add a review here because I think the reviews on this site are extremely negative! I bought a teeth whitening groupon for a local dental office. I almost didn't even go to my appointment because of the reviews on this site, but I wanted whiter teeth for my wedding, so decided the pain was worth it.

I have to say I was very pleasantly surprised by this treatment. I received 2 20-minute sessions back to back. My dentist asked me to flag her if I started to feel any pain so that she could stop the treatment. She also checked with me before starting the second 20-minute session. I did not receive any flouride treatment before or after. I did, however, pop 800mg of Advil about 1.5 hours before the treatment.

I didn't have any pain at all during the procedure, but I got a "zinger" as I was driving home from the dentist. I've had a few more of these throughout the day. They are definitely uncomfortable, but no where near the excruciating pain others have described. It kind of reminds me of when I had a cavity and my tooth was really sensitive to sweets. my tooth would hurt like crazy for a few minutes after eating sweets. This feeling is the same, but it comes and goes very quickly - maybe 5 to 15 seconds of pain.

My dentist did say that pain levels vary greatly. They said there was someone in last week who was in extreme pain. So I think it really depends, but you can always give it a try and have the dentist stop if you start experiencing pain.

I almost forgot: the results are great. My teeth were already pretty white but now they are the whitest shade on the "shade chart".

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Cambria, Campbell,CA
Jul 06 '12
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Had this done at the dentist's office two days ago. Simple and only one zinger! I always use sensitive teeth toothpaste so maybe that's why I didn't have the pain others have. I'm pretty happy with the results. People definitely noticed the change!

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Eric, Hanoi, Vietnam
May 11 '12
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No constant pain, no sensitivity. And it does make my teeth whiter after 2 sessions. But that's it, because I can only stand that much.

I read all the reviews here and thought I'd be safe, but no! Oh god. The zingers! No signs to know which tooth will be next, and when it will happen.

I'm sitting here working on my computer and suddenly I'll feel like a spike club is shooting through one of my teeth. Yesterday I had only 2. Today about 20 now, and I guess still more to come, and it's already 2 hours since I removed the trays.

It hurts so much, makes me gasp every time.
I'll just try to keep my teeth from staining. Whitening? I think I've had enough.

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Glamachica45, lima peru
Apr 30 '12
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i got this done in lima peru so it was cheap (150usd) anyway my teeth have always been super white. super super white. i only did it because i needed a bonding fixed anyway that had yellowed and since it was cheap i figured i could always get my teeth whiter rite? well it came like one shade whiter (but what can u expect when your teeth already are white that ppl think htey are fake?) i think if my teeth were yellower i would have had more dramatic results. pain, there is alot of it. in pero there is no hydros or percs so i did an injection of tramadol didnt feel pain for about 2 hours now im starting to feel a little zingging pain again. for me, since my teeth were already teh whitest vener shade i probably wasted my money but if your teeth arent super white i would recommend it hte one shade it whitened me i have model teeth now so im happy with that. but rememeber no pain no gain. also i did it in office and not at home because i have tmj and didnt want to bite down on the things filled with gel.

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Anonymous, Torrance, CA
Apr 11 '12
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I got an in-office Opalescence Boost treatment this morning.
I liked that this whitening product was chemically activated, without the need for UV light (like Zoom), so no chance of burning my gums (as long as the oral dam gel is well applied to the gumline).
Oh, and my formula was the 40% peroxide, instead of the older 38%.

I had two sessions of 20 minutes each, and my teeth came out 5-6 shades whiter on top, and ~4 shades whiter on bottom (I was told that the bottom is harder to achieve whitening).
I did not get any post fluoride treatment like one reviewer did.

6 hours later, I still tooth sensitivity that will probably subside by tomorrow (not extreme enough to call for pain killers), and luckily not the intense excruciating zingers that some of you have described.
I will probably use the tooth desensitizing gel tray tonight before bed (since they gave them to me anyway).
I would probably suggest that future users opt for the 15 minute/session to minimize likelihood of the sensitivity/zingers.

As for the results, I am desperately trying to maintain a "white diet" (water, bananas, milk, etc) so as to not waste my whitening treatment.. but 2-3 days without colored food will be a challenge *sigh*



Honestly, everyone's teeth react differently, and you can feel during each 15 or 20 minute session the peroxide working on your teeth. If it starts to get to you, ASK YOUR TECHNICIAN TO CUT THE SESSION SHORT. No reason to follow through entirely if it will leave you in that much pain afterwards.

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Tiz, Tucson, AZ
Mar 21 '12
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No one prepared me for the zingers. The only thing mentioned was the 'sensitivity' my teeth would experience after the procedure. After leaving the dentist office, I started feeling the zingers. They intensified and became more frequent when I got home. I called the dentist and she prescribed hydrocodone. Even with the hydrocodone, I was in horrible pain for 12 hours. Twenty-five hours later, the zingers are gone but my teeth are extremely sensitive to air. I was not a good consumer and did not research this product. I relied on the expertise of my dentist. If you are a masochist and thrive on long periods of pain, this is the treatment for you! My teeth are white but not worth the painful experience.

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Tasha, Fayetteville, NC
Mar 16 '12
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I bought this teeth whitening system as a deal on Groupon. I had 3 rounds of the application and my teeth were white as snow. Within 4 days my teeth appeared worse now than they were before. I will never use this again.

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Anonymous, Chesterfield, VA
Mar 07 '12
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Had my teeth whitened last Friday and love the results. I had 2 - 15 minute sessions. The procedure was not painful - a little uncomfortable with all the stuff in your mouth, but nothing unbearable. I was told to use Sensidyne toothpaste for the week before and did. I had only slight sensitivity later in the evening after the whitening session. Took Ibuprofen as a precautionary messure, but didn't need to use the vials of desensitizing gel. Very good experience and I would definitely do it again.

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Mariana, Ormond Beach, FL
Mar 02 '12
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I did my teeth whitening in 2 sessions 20 minutes each 6 hours ago and I only feel some discomfort after 2/3 hours but nothing that I have to take pain killers or even the anti sensitivity gel in the trays.
And you know what?? I'm so happy with my whitening !! I get 2 shades only in the office and I have my work to do during this week with my trays...!!!:)

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Michelle, houston, tx
Jan 03 '12
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I paid $350 for the in office, and although it was painful after 30 minutes, my teeth were noticeably whiter. I'm picking up my whitening tray today and they said my teeth should get even whiter with it, so I don't think this procedure it too bad. However, I wouldn't want to do another session again, it was so painful I had to end it 5 minutes early! The pain did go away after a day though

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Nicky, Cape Town, South Africa
Dec 20 '11
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Unfortunately I didn't read this site before having the procedure done, so wasn't prepared for the pain. My dentist applied it and left it on for 45 minutes, which was when the pain started. The "zingers" lasted for about three hours, and my teeth have been a bit sensitive (now 24 hours later). The results have been really good, but I'm definitely not going back for the second session!

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V, Houston, TX
Dec 14 '11
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The pain is so so not worth it. Teeth are whiter but I am not happy. It has been 4 hours since the procedure. I took otc Advil before. Took prescription strength ibuprofen when I made it home. The random sharp pains are still very frequent. I am extremely sensitive to air! Afraid to smile. Never had any sensitivity issues. I do not recommend. Cost $450.

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Mia, Southern CA
Nov 30 '11
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VERY PAINFUL!! Much whiter teeth, but almost four hours later I'm still in horrible pain. Be prepared for pain!!

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Kristen, Charlotte, NC
Sep 19 '11
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I found this site before actually getting my teeth whitened, so I guess you could say I knew what I was getting myself into. I'd wanted to do an in-office teeth whitening procedure for some time and paid only $70 to have this done at a charity event/silent auction (valued at $500). I was prepared for pain based on these reviews and the fact that my teeth are pretty porous and sensitive to begin with, so I took 800mg of Ibprofin before the procedure, as well as used the desensitivity gel in the trays for 30 minutes starting three days before. The first treatment was actually very comfortable and I almost fell asleep. After that, though, it all went downhill. I started getting mild "zingers" during the second round of bleach and by the end of it, I was cursing myself for thinking I could suck it up and deal with the pain! I went ahead with the third and final bleaching session, but only made it halfway through because not only was the pain so terrible, my protective "dam" had begun to come lose/slide around, causing the bleach to burn my gums. It has been about 5 hours since the procedure, and I have had another 800mg of Ibprofin, as well as another 30 minutes of desensitivity gel in the trays and brushed with Sensodyne toothpaste. The zingers from hell are starting to fade a bit, but it is still very painful and so random - I have no warning which tooth will get hit or how hard it will hurt. Some of them leave shooting pain all the way up my face!

Still, I was told this would subside after 24 hours (fingers crossed), and my teeth did get off-the chart white, so I guess I'm happy with the results. Would I do it again? Maybe - ask me tomorrow. Either way, though, I wouldn't do it for the full price.

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Desiree, Los Angeles, CA
Sep 14 '11
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I agree the procedure was long and rather uncomfortable. I sat in the chair for almost two hours with so much crap stuffed into my mouth and with my mouth pried open the whole time. I could barely breathe not to mention swallow. Even the dental assistant stated that it would be an hour of torture, but claimed it would be worth it. I am not so sure. My teeth are slightly whiter but not noticeably. Not to mention, she wasnt able to get my bottom teeth to match the whiteness of my top teeth even after four treatments. I also have noticed my teeth are streaky/spotted now. Tooth pain/sensitivity was not bad at all and only lasted a day. I will not be doing this again, had I known I would have stuck with the Crest white strips :(

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KB, Vista, ca
Sep 08 '11
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I had my teeth whitened thru Groupon, and got really lucky. I have used Zoom! Before, which I know is only 25% bleach, and Boost whitening is 40%! I had sensitivity, yes, but nothing I couldn't handle! Results were awesome, I am so happy! Dr Hornbrook in La Mesa is the best office I have ever been to! Highly recommend their team!

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Anonymous, St.Paul,MN
Aug 31 '11
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Went earlier today to have the in-office procedure. The tech did a good job of covering my gums but I still got a painful burn. I took 800mg of Advil before the procedure and 800mg several hours after. It is painful but not unbearable. It got my teeth 4 shades whiter in 40 min. I'm a coffee and wine drinker so I also bought the trays which should help boost the whitening effects. Overall I'm happy with the results, no pain no gain!

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Ktaylor, phoenix, az
Aug 24 '11
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EXTREMELY painful!! I didn't research this enough beforehand obviously. I would not have done this if I knew it was this painful. The results are good. The dental assistant did not prepare my gums well enough either, because I had a bad white burn mark on one spot of my gums. And I am getting HORRIBLE "zingers", ouch!! I was comparing it to childbirth as I sat in the office chair waiting for it to be done, it's that bad.

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Brad, Phoenix
Aug 21 '11
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I am happy with the whitening results of boost whitening. However, I was in a lot of pain during the procedure and I am still struggling with it some hours later. I'm in enough pain to research this product and compare my story with others. Like many that have commented already, the pain I encountered was worse than any other pain I have had with dental procedures in the past (fillings and root canals).

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Nicole, Chicago, IL
Jul 25 '11
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It's been about 4 hours and my teeth are still in extreme pain. I've had lots of dental work, and nothing hurt this badly. I've had tattoos done and not winced, but this pain has made me cry. That's how bad it is. I've taken way too many pain killers and they've not helped at all. God end this pain! Do NOT do this!!!!!

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Abigail, Italy
Jul 21 '11
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HORRIBLE PAIN! Wouldn't have gone, if i knew about the terrible pain I had to go thru. The dentist knows what he is doing, so he followed all the necessary procedures..still the results are NOT amazing. My teeth came whiter but with lots of white stains. They look whiter form faraway, just because of those white stains. I hope they go away, even though I'm very skeptical. I did only 2 treatments in office, because of the pain (high sensitivity). I need to go for the 3rd one next month, still thinking whether to do it or not. Overall I would not recommend this product. I had the same result with Crest Professional whitening strips. Exactly the same results!

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Anonymous
Jul 08 '11
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I was skeptical going into this after reading all these reviews, but I just had it done and I love the results! I experienced no pain from the whitening itself, but just some discomfort from the thing they put in your mouth to keep it open. I would definitely recommend this!

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Jema Proctor, Albany, NY
Apr 06 '11
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I have used the 10% Opalescence in my custon trays and have been happy with the results. No sensitivity with them. I decided to get the Boost treatment to look good for my upcoming reunion. I couldn't be sorrier!!!! The technician did a good job protecting my tissue with the oral dam and during the proceedure I didn't have any discomfort. The pain started after 45 mins and intensified to the point that the stabbing pains deep in each tooth feels like a root canal with no novocain. I cant talk, or eat and the constant discomfort is getting unbearable. I used the desensitising gel and it hasn't helped! Hydrocodone doesnt even touch the level of pain this has caused. The results are great but no one will see it because the air on my teeth makes it impossible to even smile. Say NO to Boost!!!!!!! You will SUFFER UNBELIEVABLE AGONY!!! My question now is when will it stop?

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Anonymous, Raleigh, NC
Apr 01 '11
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I had Boost done yesterday in my dentist's office. The only pain/discomfort I felt and am still feeling is in my jaw from keeping my mouth open and biting on the bite plate. Apparently my hygentist knows what she is doing b/c I experienced no pain and did 6 treatments in about 1 1/2 hrs. My teeth were pretty white to begin with, but I can tell the difference. Besides the expense, I would reccommend.

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Maya Moukao, saudia arabia
Feb 07 '11
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I am a dentist i like to use Boost because it is very easy in handling and application amd gives good results to patients and as the company told it does not need light ...

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Missy, Cleveland Ohio
Jan 20 '11
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I just had the Boost whitening done in office today. The treatment lasted 1 hour and cost me $300. I was not informed about how bad this could end up hurting before hand, I was just told mild sensitivity.

They do 4 treatments within one hour, each last 10-15 minutes. By the 2nd treatment my teeth were feeling zings and by the 4th treatment I was in horendous pain. It felt like some thing was PULSING in and around my teeth constantly, and each pulse brought pain. I had this done at noon and it is now 7pm and it still hurts pretty bad. It is just a constant dull pulsing painful feeling. The sharp zings I was feeling intermitontly earlier have ceased. I took 3 Ibuprofens and it has not helped at all with the pain.

It definatelly worked on whitening my teeth quite nicely and I am thankful for that but If I had known about this pain before hand I may not of went through it.

My teeth are super sensitive right now, I can eat though slowly without more pain but the air or wind just aggrivate it more. It hurts to talk. I am going to sleep early tonight to escape from this and I hope to god in the morning the pain is gone or atleast minimized greatly.

For the people who say this is not a painful procedure, Then you are LUCKY!!! It seems as if the majority feel pain and discomfort.

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Luckylady, Atlanta, GA
Jan 15 '11
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i had boost done yesterday and had a wonderful experience. my initial tooth shade was already the 2nd whitest on the natural scale, so I knew to not expect to get too many shades whiter. boost made my teeth two shades whiter, which is great. i did not then and still do not have any pain. i did use sensodyne toothpaste off/on for about a week prior, not sure if that helped. i am happy with the results. i am a coffee drinker so i will need follow-up with at home treatments to maintain this level of whiteness

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Anonymous, Durant,OK
Jan 12 '11
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The pain is awful!! I have had a root canal and 3 fillings done 3 months earlier and they did not hurt as bad as this BOOST Whitening.. I had minimal white lines on my teeth from braces when I was younger, I was told by the hygienist that the procedure would make them go away.... Was she ever wrong the whitening made it worse and some teeth are streaked and like I said at the beginning the pain is unbearable!! I will tell everyone I know to not have this done.

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Claudia, Costa Mesa,CA
Dec 14 '10
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I would have to say that the product works amazingly, but the pain is horrible.

I didnt feel anything while they were doing it until after it was the worst thing ever, but well worth it...my teeth look amazing!!!

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Lauren, Tulsa, OK
Oct 15 '10
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I just got this done two days ago. I had a LOT of pain afterword. My teeth were white to begin with, I just wanted REALLY white teeth. They are noticeably whiter, I guess, but they are streaky. I REALLY hope the streaks go away.

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Tina, Phoenix, az
Sep 29 '10
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The boost procedure was great! I was well informed before we started, my dental assistant took time to explain everything and answer ALL my questions, she explained what she was doing at every step. I think those bad experiences where there has been gum/tooth sensitivity may be due to "operator error". Make sure your technician knows what they are doing! My teeth look great, I knew what and what not to expect, I'd definitely do it every couple of years because I can't wear those trays or strips!

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Anonymous, Ohio
Sep 09 '10
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I work for a dental office and happened to stumble across the Boost Whitening in a brochure. The assistant and I ordered the Boost whitening to both try because we both wanted to whiten our teeth. I have done Zoom and had sensitivity before. However, I took all the precautions for this Boost procedure and could not be more disappointed. I used a fluoride paste for two weeks beforehand and had the assistant apply to Opaldam to protect my gums. I went through the first ten minutes with slight sensitivty on my gums. After the first session, we removed some of the Opaldam and replaced it to make sure that my gums were protected. After another ten minutes, my teeth were so insanely sensitive it felt like lightning was going through my nerves. We removed the Boost and I was in instant pain. I begged my dentist to numb me because the pain was too intense. I would not recommend this product to anyone and we will not be offering this service in our office. In my opinion, I would rather have yellow teeth than be in that amount of pain again!

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Marie , COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
Sep 08 '10
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I had a filling and a root scaling in over a months time. These procedures were uncomfortable but not painful. Today at noon, I went in to get my teeth whitened- HOLY COW! I have been in such pain almost cried and it's night time. Prior to the official bleaching time, The dental assistant took several impressions / mold of my teeth with this putty. She said it was for the trays they were going to give me but after the treatment said they did not have the trays ready for me and I would have to come back. Mistake #1 did not research #2 I didn't ask enough questions regarding pain, sensitivity, etc. The final results-some parts of my teeth look whiter but very uneven. If you are considering this, It's not worth it. Don't make the same mistakes I did.

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Fred, Denver, Colorado
Aug 30 '10
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I just had the in-office Boost Whitening Treatment for $400. I reviewed the comments on this site before the procedure and was prepared for pain and disappointment. I did take one reviewer's advice and took 2 Advil an hour before. The result - no pain whatsoever. Was it me or was it the Advil? I can't say, but I'm pain free 3 hours later.
I would say you get what you pay for. The hygenist preped me for half an hour with vaseline on my lips and a very carefully placed dental dam on my gums. This kept the bleach off sensitive areas in my mouth. If you are not getting a thorough prep before the bleach gel is applied, the chances for pain are increased.
The 3 applications of bleach gel each lasted 15 minutes. It was slowly applied and then moved around to cover each tooth evenly. After the last application my mouth was rinsed as often as I wanted.
The last part of the procedure involved a flouride treatment to help close the tooth pores bleaching opens and to reduce sensitivity.
I was given the Boost Take Home Kit that contained the sensitivity trays, touch-up whitening trays and toothpaste.
I was in-office for 2 hours.
My dentist told me that she has people coming in asking for just whitening; no exam, no treatment for cleaning, no fixing of fractures, cavities or gum disease. No wonder people have pain if they don't correct these problems before bleaching.
My results: no startling Chicklet-white teeth. But my teeth are stain-free and whiter than I have had in decades. I can use the whitening trays to whiten my teeth even further if I wish.

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Kelly , Minnesota
Aug 25 '10
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I got the take home version of this. It worked fantastic. I have been a smoker a long time and my teeth are WHITE! Its amazing. I used 3 applications of this at 30 mins each (everyother night) and within the week I started getting compliments. Im not sure wha they are doing to you guys at the dentist office but ask for the take home version if you can. It cost me around $200 for 4 tubes of the whitening product and the personalized mouth tray. Worth every last penny.

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S.N., Lacey, Wa
Jul 24 '10
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This was a terrible experience. The tech showed me the coloration chart and we picked my closest match...the lightest on the chart. She said my results would be so white they'd be off the chart. I was hopeful that would be true. The results were not even noticeable. She held up the original color match and it was exactly the same. Not a bit of difference at all. I am about to be married in a couple of weeks so I am so disappointed. My teeth have been seriously aching for over 7 hours now. 3 advil are not helping. Just the air hurts. I DO NOT recommend this product. I had better results with Crest Whitening strips for $35.

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Anonymous, georgia
Jul 19 '10
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I had it done about 2 weeks ago. My teeth were already very white, but I see some improvement. After the treatment, I had sensitivity in one tooth for one day. It was a bit intense, very sharp pains, but they were short(lasted for a few secs) and only happened every 3-4 mins. I considered taking something for the pain, but decided to just tough it out. Over all I am satisfied I guess. I got a super sweet deal(only $89), so I can't complain. I can definitely see where the pain could be tough to deal with. I did have a dentist friend recommend that I take a couple of ibuprophens an hour before the treatment. He said it would help...I didn't follow that advice. I would recommend that to anyone having the procedure.

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Missy, Anaheim, CA
Jun 15 '10
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I just got back from the dentist and am in so much pain. They gave me an 800 mg Ibuprofin in the office, and it did nothing. I get these sharp waves of intense pain every couple of minutes. I'm ready to take a Vicodin. Everyone's teeth and pain tolerance is different, so some people (see above review) shouldn't tell others that they are wimps. My teeth have spots on them too, and look horrible. I would NOT recommend!

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Anonymous, Paradise Valley, AZ
Apr 14 '10
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No pain whatsoever. Very pleased with results. I'm glad I didn't read some of the other reviews before I had mine done. I would have missed out on the great results.

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Anonymous, California
Mar 23 '10
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I just got the procedure done and I'm not impressed...the sensitivity is RIDICULOUS and I don't really know if my teeth are any whiter. I was expected a little sensitvity but my goodness, this is borderline unbearable! I wanna cry right now :(

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Regina, Bay Area
Mar 19 '10
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OMG, I had no idea this would be so painful. I did it because my dentist was offering a $99 special for this month. They told me my teeth would be sensitive, not constant sharp pains :(

The RDA acctually had to stay with me the last 20 minutes to keep my mouth clear of saliva and apply topical anesthetic. I even heard her say "oh my god" not a good sign. I was even given this paste to help with the sensitivity and later found out I have to pay $27 for it.

I am home now and have taken advil and vicodin and am still in pain 2 hours later.

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Stacey Downing, san diego
Feb 25 '10
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Worrrrst pain ever!!!! Do not do this. I wasn't warned that it would be this bad. And yes, I;d rather give birth than do this again. HOrrible!

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Gabriel, miami
Jan 06 '10
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You are all a bunch of whiners.. It didnt hurt. Just a little sensitivity afterwards. Butch up.

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Mayra Fonseca, Santa Ana, California
Dec 19 '09
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Totally not happy with the results, unbelievable painful, my teeth are not wither at all. My gums are still bleeding, swollen and I have been experiencing weird pains in my mouth~~!!!! Boost shit does not work, and if the stupid worker who applies it is not focus just as the idiot that did me wasn't, he or she will put the red paste wherever does not need to go, resulting in a burn mouth.
I had to take painkillers to decrease the pain in my lips. gums, tongue, and the top, and bottom of my mouth. Do not do it~~!!!!!

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