Teeth that have been stained or darkened by food, tobacco use, age, medications or injury can be lightened and brightened by means of a non-invasive process known as teeth whitening.
Teeth whitening or bleaching simply refers to any process that will make the teeth appear whiter. While there are many over the counter options for teeth whitening, the most effective and safest teeth whitening systems are the professional strength ones available at the dentist’s office. A dental professional whitening system offers a higher concentration of whitening components and delivers them to the teeth in the most efficient manner to achieve optimal results.
At our office, we offer the GLO Whitening system. GLO Whitening, or Guided Light Optic technology, is a whitening procedure that uses heat and a neon blue light to whiten teeth. GLO Whitening also helps to cut down on tooth sensitivity. The GLO teeth whitening system is a plastic device that is filled with a vitamin-enriched formula that essentially whitens teeth and promotes good gum health. It also freshens breath, making it an all in one formula.
GLO can be used at home and is over the counter. The vitamin formula is filled with antioxidants and helps to instantly erase stains from teeth. Teeth can be stained and discolored over time due to tea, wine, coffee and other substances, including certain antibiotics. GLO comes in a fresh mint flavor and can be used anytime, such as after meals. It does not contain parabens, sulfates, synthetic dyes or phthalates, among other chemicals. It provides a safe, easy to use daily dose of hydrogen peroxide that usually comes in a 30 day kit. Many patients prefer over the counter whitening kits because they are easy to use and follow and can be done at any time, from the comfort of their own homes.