Top Health Dental is pleased to offer our patients a revolutionary way on how to make your teeth white, utilising the Pola teeth whitening system. While there may be lots of over-the-counter products claiming to whiten your smile, age-related tooth discolouration is intrinsic and can only be removed by professional whitening solutions.
How To Make Your Teeth Healthy And White
Of course the first step towards a healthy smile is good dental hygiene, which includes at least twice daily brushing and flossing as well as regular visits to your dental professional. Regular dental cleaning will keep your teeth free of plaque and tartar, an important step in maintaining healthy teeth and gums.
Despite your best efforts for dental hygiene you may find that your teeth are no longer as white as they used to be – and that is quite normal. As we get older the dentin inside our teeth loses its natural whiteness, and starts to turn more yellow.
If you smoke, drink red wine, consume cola beverages or lots of coffee, this can exacerbate the effects of the discolouration, leaving you with a duller smile or a little less self confidence.
How To Make Your Teeth More White
Over-the-counter products and whitening toothpastes typically contain abrasive substances (like baking soda or charcoal), which can help in removing surface stains. They are not strong enough to penetrate your tooth enamel though, so any staining that place in the dentin has to be accessed by high strength hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide.
At Top Health Dental our dental team use the Pola teeth whitening system to help patients achieve and maintain a whiter smile. Ranging in strength from 3% to 16% Pola’s whitening products achieve good results in a short time frame.
How Does The Teeth Whitening Process Work?
A good time to discuss teeth whitening options is at your six-month dental check up and cleaning. This is because you will need a professional check up before you go ahead with whitening.
The benefits to this are two-fold:
- Your dentist will inspect the condition of your teeth and gums, ensuring they are healthy enough for whitening. If you have any cavities or crack in your dental enamel, your dentist can address them.
- Your dentist will also clean and polish each tooth, to remove plaque and tartar. This is important to achieve a smooth and consistent whitening effect from your treatment.
You will discuss your needs with your dentist at this consultation too. Your dentist will show you the Pola whitening chart so you can identify which shade of white you would like your final result to be.
Some patients want a whiter smile for a special event, and are therefore under more time pressure to achieve results. They may not want to fuss with self-administered treatments and prefer to stay under professional supervision for their treatment. Other patients say they would like a brighter smile and are prepared to wait a little longer for more gradual results.
Based on the category that you fit into, your dentist will either recommend an in-chair whitening treatment, which may achieve your desired results in just one hour or take-home trays which will also achieve your desired results, but may take a few days before they are noticeable.
How To Make Your Teeth White
Pola’s teeth whitening products can achieve a smile up to eight shades whiter so we can always find a solution for our patients.
Pola Office is the easiest method for patients because your dentist takes care of everything for you. Pola Office’s products contain protective ingredients to safeguard your gums against irritation, pain and long term damage.
Pola Day And Night
If time is not a concern and you would prefer to manage the tooth whitening process, your dentist will give you Pola day or night to take home and use in your free time. Pola day is typically used for an hour an day while pola night is applied while you are asleep.
Pola’s at-home products also protect your gums and nerves during the whitening process to ensure it is safe and comfortable.
Get professional teeth whitening for a brighter, whiter smile. To find out more about the results you could look forward to please get in touch with our practice for a consultation: 02 8776 3232.