Dr. Dan Fischer

Dr. Dan Fischer

Inventor of Opalescence Whitening

Invented by Dentists,
Trusted by Millions

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Dr. Dan Fischer

Inventor of Opalescence Whitening

Teeth Whitening You Can Trust

The Beginning of Brighter Smiles

Jaleena was persistent, “Dad, I need my teeth whiter. Dad, I need my teeth whiter.” She would even cut out teeth whitening advertisements from dental journals and leave handwritten reminders on her dad’s nightstand. As Dr. Fischer’s teenage daughter, Jaleena was determined to keep her dad's attention focused on developing what would become Opalescence Teeth Whitening.

One night, over 30 years ago, when Dr. Fischer was finally satisfied with the teeth whitening gel he and his team had developed, he took it home to Jaleena. He had her load the new gel into the teeth whitening tray before bed and asked her to wear it throughout the night. “When you wake up in the morning don’t take the tray out,” he said. “Come find me, and we’ll take it out together.” The next morning, they took the tray out and discovered that—after just one night—the teeth that had been treated with Opalescence teeth whitening gel were two shades whiter!

How Opalescence Teeth Whitening Works

The secret was the viscosity of the Opalescence teeth whitening gel. Dr. Fischer knew it needed to have a sticky, viscous composition for the gel to stay in place and provide sustained peroxide release for superior whitening results. Opalescence teeth whitening gel’s distinctive viscosity keeps the gel in place, allowing the peroxide to enter your enamel and do its job.

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Opalescence whitening gels contain a powerful whitening ingredient—either carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide. Peroxide gels break down into water, oxygen, and reactive oxygen molecules. These reactive oxygen molecules oxidize the bonds of discolored stain molecules. By changing the stained molecules, the tooth appearance becomes lighter.1

It’s been thirty years since that eventful morning for Jaleena and her dad. In that time, Opalescence teeth whitening has helped millions of people brighten their smiles, giving them more confidence and improving their quality of life. It can do the same for you! Explore your whitening possibilities and talk to your dentist today about which Opalescence teeth whitening product is right for you.

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  1. Kwon SR, Wertz PW. Review of the Mechanism of Tooth Whitening. J Esthet Restor Dent. 2015 Sep-Oct;27(5):240–257.