Is teeth whitening safe?

At Dr Daniel Tan & Associates, we exclusively recommend Pola whitening for safe and effective teeth whitening. Our dentists will ensure your whitening option matches your oral health, sensitivity requirements and unique teeth profile. Clinical studies have shown that teeth whitening with carbamide or hydrogen peroxide are safe if performed under the guidance and supervision of a trained dentist.

Some individuals may experience short-term teeth sensitivity during the whitening process. This sensitivity will subside quickly and will not lead to tooth or gum problems. We do not recommend using tooth-whitening products during pregnancy.

What causes teeth to discolour?

There are many reasons teeth become discoloured. Genetics, your environment, and even taking certain medications can all impact your smile's whiteness.

The most common causes of discoloured teeth are surface stains on your enamel caused by food, drinks and lifestyle choices. Over time, these stains can work their way to the layer below the enamel, known as dentin. When the dentin becomes stained, the whole tooth can appear darker because of the translucency of the enamel.

What can I expect when whitening teeth?

Our teeth whitening treatments start with a consultation. Your dentist will ensure your mouth is healthy and your teeth are ready to whiten. Your dentist will prescribe your teeth whitening kit and take time to answer any questions you may have. You will also receive everything you need to safely and effectively whiten your smile at home.

How does Pola Whitening work?

The Pola Whitening formula safely removes hard, longer-term stains from your teeth and returns your smile to your whitest natural shade possible. All while protecting the health of your teeth.

Pola’s unique, high-water content formulation has a neutral pH and a high viscosity to protect your gums during treatment. Pola also contains fluoride to remineralise your teeth and protect against tooth sensitivity.

When Pola is applied, the advanced formula safely enters your tooth enamel to remove longer-term stains and discolouration. The stain molecules are then naturally coated by your saliva, which safely removes them from your system.

Can I whiten my teeth at home?

Yes, you can whiten your teeth in the comfort of your home at a time that suits you. Pola Whitening treatments include a range of in-clinic and at-home whitening kits. The at-home kits include custom-made trays and Pola whitening gels. Our patients typically achieve the best results using a combination of in-clinic and at-home teeth whitening treatments.

How many shades whiter will my teeth be?

Many teeth whitening manufacturers make claims of ‘5 shades’ whiter or similar. However, this can be misleading as it depends on the original shade of your teeth and the current staining. Pola is formulated to remove the toughest stains from your teeth and return your teeth to their whitest natural colour.