Even with excellent oral hygiene, your teeth will yellow over time. The foods you eat and beverages you drink add up, and there is some natural aging going on as well. The good news is that discoloration is generally reversible, and GLO Science Professional has developed the most advanced system available.
What Is the Purpose of Professional Teeth Whitening?
While it is not necessary to whiten your teeth for health purposes, your smile is an integral aspect of your self-confidence. It is often the first feature people notice about you and helps you make great first impressions. Many people choose to whiten their teeth so that they can continue enjoying their morning coffee and their evening wine while preserving a bright white smile. We are social creatures. Our appearance matters, and whether you are a professional or in the dating scene, a gleaming smile can make a real difference in how successful you are in those and other endeavors.
What Sets GLO Apart From Other Teeth Whiteners?
GLO stands for Guided Light Optics. The technology was developed by a dentist, Dr. Johnathan Levine, and his wife, Stacey Levine. Stacey had 15 years of experience in the beauty industry and understood consumer demand. Together, they collaborated on a whitening system that was not only safe and effective but affordable and appealing to the average consumer. It was also important that their system be more effective than the over-the-counter options, which were becoming popular but were also cumbersome, problematic, often ineffective, and costly when considered over the long-term.
GLO Science Professional is the result of their efforts. It was simpler and pain-free and revolutionized teeth whitening in a number of ways. The system involves a gel that is applied to your teeth and then activated with a rather simple device that emits light and heat. It delivers results that you cannot get from an OTC whitener, but it lets you maintain that whiteness at home with ease and convenience. This combination of in-home and at-home care made the system the first of its kind and allows for more contact time but without prolonged exposure. This means better results, shorter treatments, and no sensitivity.
Professional In-Office Treatment
When you begin with GLO Science, the first treatment will take place at your dentist’s office and either be performed by a dentist or dental hygienist. That treatment takes about 30 minutes and involves whitening gel, a mouthpiece, and the patented light and heat curing. This process provides immediate results, including eliminating stains from coffee, tea, soda, and even tobacco. The gel—which consists of a special hydrogen peroxide formula—is applied directly to the teeth. The mouthpiece is illuminated, and that brilliant blue glow warms the gel to the ideal temperature. The heat accelerates and enhances the effects by trapping the whitening oxygens in the enamel of your teeth. This can make your teeth five shades whiter in just one sitting, which was unheard of prior to the GLO Science system.
GLO Home Maintenance
Your teeth will be whiter as soon as the procedure is completed! But if you want to maximize the whitening effect and how long it lasts, you need to care for your teeth at home as well. That begins with good oral hygiene, including brushing your teeth, flossing your teeth and gums, and scraping your tongue. There is an at-home aspect of GLO as well. Your dentist will give you a kit with a gel supply, your own GLO mouthpiece, a charger, a USB cable, and an instruction guide with clear pictures. The treatment at home requires about 30 minutes a day for five days. That will not only extend the length of your whitening but deepen it overall by about six to 10 shades! This kit alone is more effective than anything you can buy over the counter, and unlike OTC kits, it will not make your teeth more sensitive.
Risks Associated With OTC Teeth Whiteners
There are many teeth-whitening kits available over the counter, but these tend to be expensive, especially over the long-term. They are also not as effective as GLO, and they are not as easy to use since they often involve inconvenient and messy strips and trays. There are risks to consider, as well. Tooth sensitivity is not uncommon, and some people experience painful teeth. Since the whitening process is not being monitored by a dentist, it is possible to damage the teeth and even the gums, which can result in yellowing, wearing of the enamel, and serious damage that requires dental restoration. Even if you choose to use an OTC product, consider discussing it with your dentist first.
Achieve Your Brightest, Whitest Smile
Whitening your teeth is a simple and affordable way to beautify your smile and overcome staining from the foods and beverages you enjoy. Jeffrey D. Clark, DDS, is a premier cosmetic dentist in Arizona who is proud to offer GLO Science tooth whitening at his Scottsdale Dental Excellence practice. He also offers a wide range of other modern cosmetic techniques and can help you plan your perfect smile makeover. Call our office at 480 585 1853 to schedule your smile makeover consultation.