Tooth whitening - also called bleaching - is a procedure that brightens teeth that are discolored, stained or have been darkened because of injury. It can be performed on living teeth or teeth that have had root canal treatment.

Teeth-whitening with minimal chair time required.
Whiter teeth are achieved in just 30 minutes.

Frequently Asked Tooth Whitening Questions

Pola™ Office System Questions

Pola™ Take-Home System Questions

Frequently Asked Tooth Whitening Questions

What is Pola™ tooth whitening?
Pola™ is a bleaching process that lightens discoloration of enamel and dentin.

What causes tooth discoloration?
There are many causes. The most common include aging and consumption of staining substances such as coffee, tea, colas, tobacco, red wine, etc. During tooth formation, consumption of tetracycline, certain antibiotics or excessive fluoride may also cause tooth discoloration.

Who may benefit from tooth whitening?
Almost anyone. However, treatment may not be as effective or some as it is for others. Your dental professional can determine if you are a viable candidate for this procedure through a thorough oral exam, including a shade assessment.

Do many people whiten their teeth?
More people than you might imagine. A bright, sparkling smile can make a big difference for everyone. The Pola™ Whitening System makes it easier and faster than ever before.

Is whitening safe?
Yes, extensive research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth under the supervision of a dentist is safe. In fact, many dentists consider whitening the safest cosmetic dental procedure available. As with any tooth whitening product, Pola™ is not recommended for children under 13 years of age and pregnant or lactating women.

How long do the results last?
By following some simple post whitening care instructions, your teeth will always be lighter than they were before. To keep your teeth looking their best, we recommend flossing, brushing twice daily and occasional touch-ups with Pola™ take-home gel. These are professional formula products designed specifically to keep your teeth their brightest. They are available only through your dental professional.

Is there any difference between over-the-counter tooth whiteners and Pola™
Yes! Consulting your dental professional is always the first step to whitening your teeth safely. Plus, over-the-counter tooth whitening strips, brush-on gels and toothpastes take weeks or months to whiten your teeth just a few shades. Pola™ is clinically proven to whiten your teeth eight shades in one hour or six shades in just one weekend.* Only a dentist can get your teeth this white, this fast.

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Pola™ Office/Pola™ Office+ System Questions

How does the Pola In-Office System work?
The Pola™ whitening gel's active ingredient is Hydrogen Peroxide. As the Hydrogen Peroxide gel is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin, bleaching colored substances while the structure of the tooth is unchanged.

What does a patient experience during the Pola™ Office procedure?
During the procedure, patients may comfortably watch television or listen to music. Many actually fall asleep. Individuals with a strong gag reflex or anxiety may have difficulty undergoing the entire procedure.

Are there any side effects?
Some people experience temporary increased tooth sensitivity to cold during treatment. These symptoms disappear within 1-3 days after interruption or completion of the treatment.

How long does Pola™ In-Office Whitening take?
The complete procedure takes just about an hour. The procedure begins with a preparation period followed by one hour of bleaching.

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Pola™ Take-Home System Questions

How long does Pola™ Take-Home Whitening take?
The Pola™ take-home gel is designed to be worn any where between 30 minutes to overnight per application. Your dental professional will advise you on how long you should wear each application. Most people prefer to wear it over night while they sleep, but you can also wear it during the day if that works better for you. A recent study showed that you can achieve an average improvement of six shades* after just three applications. However, individual results may vary. Your dental professional will help you determine how many applications are right for you.

How is the Pola™ Take-Home System different from the Pola™ In-Office System?
The main difference between the two systems is that you use the Pola™ Take-Home System in the convenience of your own home over a few days or nights. The Pola™ In-Office System is performed entirely in the office.

* Individual results may vary. Take-home results based on overnight wear. Data on file.

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