Pola is a teeth whitening system available through your dentist, to safely whiten the discolorations in the enamel of your teeth. Discolorations due to age, coffee, red wine, tobacco, colored foods, some medications, disease, injury or medical treatments are easily removed with the Pola Tooth Whitening system.
Pola tooth whitening system offers a variety of treatment options, available through your dentist, to suit your needs and lifestyle;
Reasons for Teeth Whitening
What whitening options are offered at Watermark Dentistry?
At Watermark Dentistry, we offer professionally supervised solutions such as in-office and take-home whitening.
What causes yellow teeth?
There are numerous types of teeth stains; some are genetic, environmental or pharmacological in nature. The most common are surface stains on the enamel or beneath the enamel in the dentin. Surface stains are caused by foods, beverages and lifestyle behaviors, like smoking. Over time, surface stains may penetrate the enamel and change the color of the dentin, which darkens the overall appearance of the tooth due to the translucency of the enamel layer. When this occurs, the tooth often appears yellow.
How do whitening products remove stains below the enamel?
Whitening products including hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide, which cause a chemical reaction that breaks apart the carbon bonds that create yellow stains. Once the bonds are broken, they no longer reflect a yellow color.
Is teeth whitening safe for my teeth?
As you would with any product you use on your body, be sure to follow the teeth whitening directions carefully. Some whitening products can irritate your gums or cause undue sensitivity if used improperly or too often.
The safest way to whiten your teeth is under the supervision of your dental professional who will assess your overall oral health, the health of your teeth and know the history of your teeth. For example, if your dental professional knows that you are prone to sensitivity, he or she may recommend a gentle formulation to ensure you get the results you are looking for with a treatment that you will enjoy.
How long does my treatment last?
It is important to remember that teeth whitening isn't a permanent procedure, so to get the most out of your results, you should be sure to avoid foods and beverages that could stain your smile, including wine, tea, soda, and coffee. If you are a smoker, you should also consider giving up the habit. Additionally, you will likely need an annual touch-up in order to maintain your beautiful, white smile.
Curious about professional teeth whitening? Give our office a call at (206) 242-5808 or schedule an appointment today!