Friday, May 2, 2008

PolaNight - A Personal Perspective

Pola Night 10 Syringe Kit

As a dentist, you learn to appreciate the value of a smile.  As a doctor who loves cosmetic dentistry you get a great appreciation for all the ways you can change a smile to make it look its best.

In the late 80's I was part of study at UMKC.  I had porcelain veneers placed on my upper front 6 teeth (#6-11).  Over the years they had chipped and just didn't look as good as I wanted.

I recently had Lumineers placed on my upper teeth and I am loving the new smile, so I decided to change my lower teeth as well by whitening.

For the past couple of weeks I've been testing SDI's Polawhite products for Catapult (a consulting group I'm part of) and I decided to use myself as a test subject.  I chose to use PolaNight as it's stronger and I wanted a faster result.

My overall impressions:

  • Consistency - Very good.  The material is not too thick, but also not too runny.  Too runny can be a bad thing with whitening agents.
  • Taste - Not an issue.  Not much of a taste at all
  • Efficacy - My teeth are noticeably lighter
  • Sensitivity - For me, not an issue.  My teeth are mildly sensitive to everyday things such as cold so I am pleasantly surprised that I have had very little sensitivity and definitely nothing that has kept me from using PolaNight.
  • Packaging - The material comes in a hard plastic container that has 10 syringes, a case for trays, 2 sheets of thermoplastic try material, instructions for usage, and a shade guide for home comparison.

Overall, a good experience that I would recommend to others.  There are a lot of whitening products on the market and some I've tried in the past and have been unhappy with.  Pola is definitely a line of whitening products I would feel comfortable recommending to my patients.

Next up is PolaOffice to be used on me.  It's the in-office Pola product and we'll see how I do with that one.

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