Teeth Whitening Specialist

Glenwood Dental Care

General Dentists located in Glendale Heights, IL

If you’re self-conscious about yellowing teeth, teeth whitening can change not only your appearance but also your whole outlook. Glenwood Dental Care in Glendale Heights, Illinois, offers two great options for teeth whitening: the Pola® take-home system and the Pola in-office 30-minute teeth whitening system. Book your teeth whitening visit through the online appointment tool or by phone now.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

How does a 30-minute teeth whitening treatment work?

Glenwood Dental Care uses PolaOffice+ for on-site teeth whitening in just half an hour. Your dentist applies a thin layer of the Pola whitening gel while you wear a gingival barrier to shield your gums from irritation. PolaOffice+ also protects you from dental nerve pain through a blend of neutral pH and proprietary desensitizing technology.

Unlike other in-office dental whitening systems, PolaOffice+ doesn’t require UV light application to activate the whitening gel. Instead, PolaOffice+ quickly breaks down and then releases peroxide ions. With PolaOffice+, you can get considerably whiter teeth by the end of a 30-minute appointment.

How does teeth whitening at home work?

For whitening at home, Glenwood Dental Care offers two highly-effective options: PolaDay and PolaNight.


PolaDay is a whitening gel that you wear within a tray for half an hour or less each day. There are several strengths available, including 3%, 6%, 7.5%, and 9.5% hydrogen peroxide. The more peroxide content, the faster you can whiten your teeth.

The PolaDay CP formula is a super-powerful option for home use. It contains 35% carbamide peroxide, and you only need to wear it for 15 minutes daily.


PolaNight whitens teeth while you sleep. PolaNight formulas include 10%, 16%, 18%, and 22% carbamide peroxide. The higher the strength, the faster the whitening. Most patients simply put the PolaNight tray in at bedtime and remove it in the morning.

There isn’t a set treatment period for PolaDay, PolaDay CP, or PolaNight. When you get the results you want, you can stop treatment and do touch-up treatments when you need them.

Can I whiten my teeth when I have veneers?

Yes, you can whiten your teeth when you have veneers, but it’s important to know that your veneers won’t change in color like your natural tooth enamel will. If you whiten your teeth to be lighter than your veneer, talk to your Glenwood Dental Care provider about matching your new tooth shade with a replacement veneer.

Should I get a teeth cleaning before whitening?

Yes, it’s always a good idea to schedule your teeth whitening after a teeth cleaning. The cleaner your teeth are, the better they can process the gel that whitens your enamel.

Use online booking or call Glenwood Dental Care to schedule your teeth whitening now.