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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

HOW LONG WILL THE WHITENING TREATMENT LAST?

This depends on the person and their oral habits. Whitening should be every 6-12 months for both in Office and Take Home solutions. Without a touch up, your teeth will start to re-stain by the same things that caused them to discolour in the first place. Speak to your dentist to discuss touch up options.

 

CAN WE PREDICT A RESULT?

Not all cases are predictable. Speak to your dentist to discuss the cause of staining and which type of whitening would be best suited to your needs.

IS THE TREATMENT SAFE?

Yes. Clinical studies have shown that bleaching with carbamide or hydrogen peroxide if done correctly under the application of a dentist, is safe for teeth and gums.

ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?

For people who follow the instructions from their dentist and the instructions of use that come with POLA products, the majority will have no sdie effects. However, some will experience temporary sensitivity [dull or sharo, sensitivity to hot and cold]. This will subside afterseveral hours of stopping the treatment and won’t leave any residua problems. The wear times can be shortened or made less frequent or teeth can be treated with a desensitiser, SOOTHE. Abstain from carbonated drinks, citrus foods and beverages to avoid sensitivity.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO WHITEN MY TEETH?

With clinic whitening results are obtained in just 30 minutes treatment time. Using a take home whitening system, it can take approximately 14 days.

WILL MY TEETH JUST KEEP GETTING WHITER THE LONGER I USE THE GEL?

No. They will reach a plateau, your teeth cannot whiten past their natural shade. Whitening should be discontinued when teeth do not appear to change any further or when desired shade is reached. It is important to follow instructions from your dentist. Using whitening products for longer than instructed can have harmful effects on the tooth surface. It is recommended to take photographs of teth pre-treatment to use as a comparison throughout the whitening process.

HOW CAN I TELL IF MY TEETH ARE GETTING WHITER WITH TAKE HOME WHITENING?

It can be hard to notice a change in shade when using a take home whitening system, it is recommended to take photographs of tooth pre-treatment to use as a comparison throughout the whitening process.

WHAT IF I HAVE RESTORATIONS IN MY TEETH WILL THESE CHANGE COLOUR?

Whitening will only remove any existing stains on the restorations but it will not change their original shade. The restorations will only need to be changed if the whitened teeth are lighter. This is usually done a few weeks after the completion of the whitening procedure.

IS TEETH WHITENING SAFE DURING PREGNANCY?

It is not recommended to use teeth whitening products during a pregnancy.