A common problem that people experience is teeth that are darkened, stained or discolored. There are many reasons this can happen including aging, genetics, food, drink and certain medications. When the issue does occur, a person may feel embarrassed and hesitant to show their smile. Fortunately, professional teeth whitening treatments can help patients overcome this problem and improve the look of their smiles.
Professional teeth whitening treatments work by applying a hydrogen peroxide gel directly to a person’s teeth. This gel then breaks down and releases oxygen ions. The oxygen ions will then enter the enamel of the teeth and break down the molecules that stain the teeth. The effectiveness of whitening treatments tends to depend on how many oxygen ions are available for breaking down the teeth and for how long they are left on the teeth to provide whitening.
The reason professional whitening treatments are so effective is because professional whitening products contain higher concentrations of hydrogen peroxide than over-the-counter whitening products. At Independent Dental Care, we use the Pola Teeth Whitening Brand in our whitening treatments. The Pola hydrogen peroxide gel is designed to immediately release oxygen ions once it has been applied to the teeth. This way, the oxygen ions will have a longer time period to whiten the teeth and improve their color. Studies have shown that Pola in-office whitening products work 33% faster than most other professional whitening gels. The gel does not require any light to activate, and it is incredibly safe to use. The treatment can generally be completed in less than an hour, and the results are instantaneous. Pola has already helped millions of people whiten their teeth, and just one treatment can leave teeth up to eight shades whiter.
If you want to achieve a whiter, more pleasing smile, then professional teeth whitening may be for you. Our expert team at Independent Dental Care can whiten your teeth and improve the look of your smile. Please call us at (239) 437-8900 to schedule an appointment.