Professional Teeth Whitening, Tailored to you!
DR. NISARG SHAH’S THE DENTAL CLINIC
There is no comparison to the personal care and attention you get from the expert dentists at Dr. Nisarg Shah’s Dental Clinic. We provide a single use, simple in-office system called Pola Office. Minimal chair time required – whiter teeth are achieved in just 30 minutes. Pola office’s unique desensitising properties inhibit patient post-operative sensitivity.
Pola Office uses a 35% hydrogen peroxide formula to give our patients quick and efficient results without excessive time at the chair side.
Is Cosmetic Teeth Whitening Safe?
Clinical studies that have been carried out over the years have shown that using hydrogen or carbamide peroxide under professional guidance is safe for adults. Pregnant women and children may not use teeth whitening products. We take extra precautions to ensure that our patients’ teeth and soft tissues are protected. A thorough inspection of the teeth will give some insight into the condition of your tooth enamel. Our dentists will inspect your tooth enamel to ensure that there are no cracks or signs of decay.
Pola Protection During Teeth Whitening
We appreciate the fact that Pola’s quick acting teeth whitening systems also offer protection to the gums and teeth. Pola Desensitising Technology has been formulated to minimize gum irritation, pain or sensations of burning, as well as long term gum damage. Pola’s products are pH neutral to ensure that your gums and teeth are safe during your procedure. As an added step, our dentists also protect your gums with a barrier for the duration of your treatment.
Is Professional Teeth Whitening Right for Me?
Here are some of the reasons you might want to consider teeth whitening:
- Normal wear of enamel (the outer layer of the tooth).
- Fluorosis (discoloration caused by excessive fluoridation during a tooth’s development)
- Tooth enamel stained by medications (such as tetracycline)
- Teeth with yellow or brown stains
Why do Teeth Discolor?
Teeth can discolor and stain for several reasons. Some common reasons are mentioned below:
- Tobacco chewing
- Medications such as Tetracycline
- Fluorosis of teeth
How does Teeth Whitening Work?
When a whitening product is applied to the tooth, it breaks down into water and oxygen ions. The Oxygen enters the enamel and attacks the long stain molecules to effectively break them to become short and colourless. These short and colourless molecules are then naturally removed from tooth by saliva. The intensity of whitening is related to the number of Oxygen ions available and the length of time they are on the tooth.
Is Teeth Whitening Permanent?
The effects of teeth whitening are not permanent. It is likely that a touch-up will be needed every few years. Such procedures are needed more often for patients who smoke, and those who drink wine, tea or coffee.
Because teeth whitening is only effective on natural tooth enamel, it is important to evaluate replacement of any old fillings, crowns, or other dental modifications. Replacement of such restorations will need to be done after bleaching, so they can be properly color matched to the newly bleached teeth.