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Opalescence Boost Teeth Whitening System

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IN-OFFICE
Chemically Activated
40% Hydrogen Peroxide
Average Price: $264
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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.

 

 
July, virginia beach
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my teeth are the same.I spend a lot of money whitout result.

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Anonymous, michigan
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For the price you pay this is NOT WORTH spending your money!! I did not get the results I anticipated and the pain and teeth sensitivity was UNBELIEVABLE!!! I think I got the same results if not better from my at home bleaching trays.

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Anonymous, Frisco, TX
Nov 12 '08
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Basically the product did not work on my teeth and I did not see any shade difference at all.

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Shit Sucks, Lodi CA
Apr 10 '09
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This stuff didnt do shit.

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Mina, Irvine
Jun 19 '09
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I just did boost whitening teeth this afternoon. It sucks. I didn't see my teeth change to white at all. Instead I feel very sour pain in my gums now. I paid $199. It watsed money and time. The dentist is greedy and only need to make money. My teeth is still yellow and exactly as the same as before. I don't recommend to use boost.

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MARIO, JACKSONVILLE
Nov 18 '09
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I HAD GOTTEN MY TEETH WHITENED BY BOOST WHICH DID NOTHING. I THOUGHT THAT MY TEETH HAD CHANGED COLORS BUT TWO WEEKS LATER MY TEETH LOOKED THE SAME. ITS BETTER TO USE 35% OPALESCENCE OFF AMAZON THEN TO GO TO A DENTIST. THE TAKE HOME IS JUST AS EFFECTIVE AS A DENTIST.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Nicole, Chicago, IL
Jul 25 '11
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Paid $450.00

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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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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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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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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Anonymous, Las Vegas, NV
Apr 15 '14
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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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Anonymous, NY
Apr 30 '14
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Paid $375.00

not satisfied..wasting time and money..nothing can changes the color of my teeth...i am very this appointed...

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Amy, Tennessee
Jul 19 '16
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We ordered the Boost whitening system to try in our office. The application was tried on one of our assistants in the practice. We followed the directions exactly. Two 20 minute applications were done utilizing the dam. The results were 2 shades of lifting at the most. The problem came after the application. Within 30 minutes the "zingers" started. They continued into the night. MI paste was placed in bleach trays and worn, around the clock pain relievers were taken, but nothing helped. The following day it was no better, so we did a fluoride application which did not help either. We resorted to numbing her, which helped temporarily. It got to the point that she had to leave to go home due to the immense discomfort she was having. I contacted Opalescence about the issue. They told me that it was rare to have this type of discomfort happen. I hate that our staff member had to endure the pain, but I was very glad that it was not a patient. We have tried many other in office whitening applications, but this by far had the worst side effects of them all and the least shade change. We will continue to search for the right system for our practice to offer, but BOOST will not be it!

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Kell, San Mateo, CA
Feb 17 '18
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Paid $400.00

I had the whitening done at the dentist office and after 3 applications, the only difference was the pain! the color was still yellow. the treatment doesn't cover the edges of the tooth or in between teeth, it also does't get close enough to the gum line. Waste of money. I could have had better results with Crest white strips.

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STEFANI , BAKERSFAIELD, CA
Oct 11 '09
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I HAVE BLEACHED MY TEETH 3 TIMES IN THE PAST SEVERAL YEARS. THE FIRST 2 TIMES I USED THE CUSTOM TRAYS WITH BLEACH FROM THE DENTIST OFFICE. I HAD A LITTLE SENSITIVITY WITH THESE PRODUCTS WHICH I HAD BEEN WARNED ABOUT. NO BIG DEAL, GONE IN A FEW DAYS. TODAY, I WENT TO THE DENTIST AND USED OPALESCENCE. THIS WAS A HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE. IF YOU ARE THINKING ABOUT DOING IT, PLEASE RUN THE OTHER DIRECTION. I WAS CRYING WHILE IT WAS BEING DONE AND HAVE BEEN IN SEVERE PAIN SINCE I LEFT. I HAVE BLISTERS ON MY GUMS, TOUNGE AND LIP. THE DENTIST SAID THE BLEACHED MUST HAVE "LEAKED" ONTO THOSE AREAS AND SAID IT COULD LAST 2 WEEKS OR SO. HE SAID MAYBE I COULD TRY TO PUT VIT E ON IT. HE RUSHED ME TO THE PAYMENT COUNTER TO PAY AND THAT WAS IT.I HAVE NO IDEA HOW IM GONNA TOLERATE THIS. I FEEL LIKE GOING TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM. DO WHAT YOU CHOSE BUT I WILL TELL YOU THIS CRAP IS A JOKE. MY TEETH ARE 1 MAYBE 2 SHADES LIGHTER. I HAD WAAAAY BETTER RESULTS WITH THE TRAYS I GOT BEFORE. GOOD LUCK TO ALL WHO READ THIS!

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Abigail, Italy
Jul 21 '11
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Paid $350.00

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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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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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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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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Jennifer, Discovery Bay
Aug 12 '15
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Yikes, quite painful. It took about an hour and I received two 25 minute treatments. I would say my teeth are about 2 shades lighter not the 5-7 they say I would have. The procedure itself was not painful, however, about 45 minutes after is when the ZINGERS begin. it is quite painful. I think the result is the same as doing two crest whitening strips for 30 minutes each back to back. I would save your money and buy the crest strips.

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Anonymous, Orange County, CA
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I decided to go with the in-office procedure. While my teeth are whiter, I did not get the results I was hoping for. I'm two or three shades whiter. I did experience some pain on my lower front teeth after the procedure. The pain lasted for about 12 hours. I wouldn't mind doing the in-office procedure again down the road if the price is right.

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Sophie, michigan
Nov 18 '08
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I did the Opalescence Boost in-office procedure about 11 days ago. During the procedure I had only a little pain on my upper teeth. But it was tolerable. Afterwards, I had some "zingers" for the next 2 days on mostly my bottom teeth. But they stopped after that. 1 year ago I had ZOOM done by a dentist and it was extremely painful (I will never do that again). After having my teeth whitened with the Opalescence Boost they said that my teeth will change colors up until 10 days after the procedure. Well, it's been 11 days and my teeth are only about 2 or 3 shades whiter. Which is a little disappointing considering I paid $450. To keep them this way I've decided to use a teeth whitening tooth paste (Arm & Hammer Advance White) through out the next year. Then, in a year I'll try some other tooth whitening procedure (maybe the trays) as I do not believe a person should whiten more than once a year. Regardless of what the greedy dentists say.

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Ariana Kate Reynolds, 17, miami, florida
Jul 22 '09
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**DO NOT GET YOUR TEETH BLEACHED FOR AT LEAST 3 WEEKS AFTER GETTING BRACES TAKEN OFF. YOU WILL FEEL PAIN AND SENSITIVITY LIKE YOU WOULDN'T IMAGINE**

heres what happens if you dont wait

after one application on the bottom and 2 on the top, i was done. not because the whitening worked, but because my teeth were so sensitive and painful.
now there are white spots on my teeth and they cannot continue bleaching for 4 weeks while my teeth become less porous.
at that time, they will make me bleaching trays and give me some BOOST to take home to change my color if i choose

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Anonymous
May 28 '14
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I'm a newbie at whitening and these reviews scared the heck out of me. The worst past about the procedure was the cheek opener they used. I had very little pain or sensitivity during the procedure. The dentist did two sessions of 15 min and a 3rd session on my lower teeth only since the tops whitened easier then the bottoms. I had a couple tiny zingers but nothing major. No sensitivity to mention. Not uncomfortable afterwards. I did take 800mg ibuprofen before the procedure just in case things got bad but it wasn't bad! Results were ok... I think I would just just do the take home trays next time.

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Beryle, San Francisco,CA
Jun 24 '09
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In-office. Easy and relaxing. Slight pain in front bottom tooth 2 times. Slight residual aching periodic. Not long lasting ache. Well worth it as I had immediate results. Took the trays and will do after every cleaning. Would not do the laser because I heard it can be painful and you have to sit very still.

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Anonymous, Florida
Sep 16 '09
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OMG the PAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am dying!!! I have a very high pain tolerance. I gave birth to two daughters totally natural at home and I find this equally painful! Different - but equal in terms of sheer pain. I can barely speak.

Aside from that, my teeth look great and I just got home. I heard they can continue to get lighter also, so it will be interesting to see how light they get.

Overall, if I would have known how much it would hurt, I probably wouldn't have done it. I just took a pain killer I had left over from a back injury so I'm sure I won't care in a few minutes...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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