Most people want a whiter, brighter smile. Unfortunately, no toothpaste can guarantee a white smile as they only remove external stains. Amazing Smiles is pleased to offer our patients a safe, cost-effective way of getting a whiter, better smile in the shortest possible time. How? By using a technique known as cosmetic teeth whitening or bleaching.
Enamel stains or discolouration, trauma to baby teeth, which has stained permanent teeth and a general discoloured pattern in teeth, can all benefit from bleaching. Bleaching can also be the next step prior to cosmetic treatment to provide a uniform appearance.
This cosmetic teeth whitening process makes it easy to bleach the teeth. First, you come for an examination to make sure there are no restoration problems and to make sure that bleaching is appropriate for you. Then we’ll examine your mouth, and take any necessary x-rays, for safety’s sake.
It is recommended to have your teeth professionally cleaned to remove any excess plaque or damaging build up on your teeth.
What is Pola White Teeth Whitening?
Pola Teeth Whitening safely removes hard, longer-term stains from your teeth and returns your smile to your whitest natural shade. All without damaging the health of your teeth. Pola White is clinically tested and made in Australia.
SDI has created a unique high water content formulation with a neutral pH and a high viscosity to protect your gums during treatment. Pola White Teeth Whitening also contains fluoride to remineralise your teeth and protect against tooth sensitivity.
When applying Pola Smile to your teeth, the advanced formula safely enters your tooth enamel to remove longer-term stains and discolouration actively. The stain molecules are then naturally coated by your saliva, safely removing them from your system.
Pola whitening formula is exclusively available through trained and registered dental clinics.
Do I need to have a check-up and clean with teeth whitening?
In most cases, yes. Dental Check-up is preferred because your dentist can perform a scale and clean to remove any bacterial (plaque or tartar) back up on your teeth and along the gum line. Otherwise, it is advised to have been to your dentist recently within a couple of months prior.
Visiting a dentist for a prior check-up allows teeth whitening agents to bleach your teeth more effectively since minor staining or bacterial build-up may hinder its performance.
Getting a check-up and cleaning performed prior can help dentists identify if there are any signs of decay, cavities, or soft enamel. Dependent upon the breakdown of enamel, applying a teeth whitening agent to holes may increase sensitivity to the tooth.
A check-up and clean appointment will also allow you or the dentist to identify the sensitivities of your teeth and gums. Therefore, your dentist may recommend higher or lower percentage levels of hydrogen peroxide within the gel agents.
Teeth whitening compounds do not work on artificial restorations such as veneers, fillings, or crowns.
Why use dental teeth whitening products?
Unfortunately, with today’s ability to promote unregulated products through social media or the internet, there are currently many products produced by companies with limited to no professional dental experience. Some of which endorse celebrities and famous internet personalities with porcelain veneers. These products also have unclear or unknown manufacturing processes with chemicals or compounds. Because of this, most are also not TGA (or FDA) approved.
Most teeth whitening systems, mainly “non-chemical based”, use sodium bicarbonate as the active whitening ingredient. Sodium bicarbonate is commonly known as baking soda or bicarbonate of soda. Unfortunately, sodium bicarbonate is a weaker formula, which can only treat mild surface stains.
Pola’s scientific formula has been extensively refined through clinical research to ensure the most effective and best whitening results. Pola is developed by SDI, an Australian company that has 50 years of experience in oral health. Pola White is also recommended by industry professional dentists worldwide, across 100 countries.
How is Take Home Teeth Whitening done?
A whitening tray (a thin plastic flexible mouth guard) applies the whitening gel to your teeth, so the gel covers only the teeth to bleached.
We measure your mouth and take an impression of your upper and lower teeth. Teeth impressions are used to make bleaching trays to fit your mouth especially. Custom trays take approximately two days to make in Australia. When the tray is complete, you’ll come back for instructions and supplies.
We will show you how to use the gel and apply it correctly. We usually advise wearing trays for 30 minutes to two hours at a time, once to twice a day, over two weeks. However, this may vary based upon the guidelines of the particular gel.
There are other whitening formulas, which you wear overnight for five days.
You can choose the type of bleaching that best suits your lifestyle. Results usually last a long time but will gradually fade. Therefore, we typically recommend a 1 or 2 monthly “touch up” treatment of 1-2 days. Your mouth is unlikely to change, so your trays will still fit. We can sell you a top-up bottle if you run out of bleach.
Some people desire a faster result, in which case you can do an in-office whitening. This process is also called in-chair Bleaching.
It takes approximately one hour in the dentist’s chair to lighten your teeth one or two shades.
We recommend an at-home whitening routine for the best long-term results.
Are there any side effects?
The whitening gel we provide is a safe and effective treatment. It does not damage or weaken the enamel of teeth.
Some patients may experience a temporary increase in teeth sensitivity, although the gel concentration we use makes this unlikely. Should it occur, we suggest stopping the bleaching process for 1 -2 days to give your teeth a rest, then continue the process.
Gum irritation may also occur, especially if you have gingivitis and bleeding gums. For this reason, we recommend a thorough tooth and gum cleaning before commencing the bleaching process.
I have sensitive teeth, can I get Teeth Whitening?
Patients with sensitive will need to be examined by the dentist prior to undertaking any form of whitening. Examination by dentists allows for professional assessment of your enamel and prescription of appropriate gel grades.
How many Shades lighter can I go?
On average most patients see a 2-3 shade change lighter. Shades are based on the clinical referral chart provided by SDI Polawhite. Our dentists will consult you on strength and whitening application recommendations based on your teeth. Polawhite has been clinically tested to protect your teeth and gums.
A bright smile signifies health and vitality. Over time your teeth can become stained and discoloured.
Drinking coffee, red wine, smoking, eating intensely coloured foods and aging (to name a few) can cause tooth discolouration.
To brighten up your pearly whites consider tooth whitening.
At Amazing Smiles Cosmetic Dental, we choose a whitening treatment that:
- Offers the longest-lasting results
- It provides you with a natural, shining pearly look
- It is clinically proven to be effective and safe
- All packages include a professional examination administered by Australian registered dentists
- Patient-specific whitening trays are moulded and contoured to fit your teeth and mouth to ensure more accurate teeth bleaching.
- Whitening agents are only available by dental prescription only due to administering appropriate whitening strengths. If sensitivity occurs, then dentists can prescribe softer gels.