In-Office 1 Hour Teeth Whitening
If you prefer teeth that are immediately whiter right now or you would rather whiten your teeth over a few nights while you sleep, Drs. Bowman or Gilbreth has your answer with Pola! The Pola In-Office Whitening System uses proprietary technology to whiten your teeth an average of eight shades in a little over an hour while you relax at your dentist’s office. It’s ideal for anyone who wants immediate results. The Take-Home Whitening System uses a revolutionary patent-pending gel to whiten your teeth with minimal to no post-whitening sensitivity. And you may go even lighter with additional applications.
What is Pola tooth whitening?
Pola is a bleaching process that lightens discoloration of enamel and dentin only available in a dental office.
What can cause tooth discoloration?
There are many causes. The most common include aging and consumption of staining substances such as coffee, tea or tobacco. During tooth formation, consumption of tetracycline, certain antibiotics or excessive fluoride may also cause tooth discoloration.
Who may benefit from tooth whitening?
Just about anyone can benefit from tooth whitening. However, treatment may not be as effective for some as it is for others. With an oral exam, Drs. Bowman or Gilbreth can determine if you are a candidate for this procedure, including a shade assessment.
Is tooth whitening becoming more popular?
Absolutely! A bright, beautiful smile can make a big difference. The Pola Whitening System makes it easier and faster than ever before.
Is tooth whitening safe?
Yes, 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.
Do the results last a long time?
By following some simple post-whitening care instructions, your teeth will remain lighter than they were before. We recommend flossing, brushing twice daily, and touch-ups with take-home gel. These are professional formulated products designed specifically to keep your teeth their brightest. They are available through our office.
Is there any difference between over-the-counter tooth whiteners and Pola.
Yes! Consulting Drs. Bowman or Gilbreth is always the first step to whitening your teeth safely. 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 several shades in just one hour.
Is the Pola In-office procedure painful?
No. During the procedure, patients can actually watch television or listen to music. Many fall asleep.
Are there any side effects?
Some people experience temporary increased tooth sensitivity to cold during other bleaching treatments, but with Pola, there is very minimal to no sensitivity reported during or after treatment. If you experience any sensitivity, these symptoms disappear within 1-3 days after treatment.
How long is the procedure?
The entire procedure takes about one hour. The procedure begins with a preparation period followed by one hour of bleaching.