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Tooth discoloration can be a source of embarrassment for many patients. It’s why in-office professional whitening is one of the most widely requested cosmetic dentistry procedures.

At Massanutten Dental Team and Oral Surgery, we are proud to offer GLO teeth whitening to help with tooth discoloration! With this innovative cosmetic dentistry technology, our dentist can achieve a brighter smile in just minutes, right here in our office. GLO teeth whitening is comfortable, safe, and effective. You’ll be feeling confident about your smile in no time!

Advantages of Professional Teeth Whitening Over Store-Bought Kits

While over-the-counter teeth whitening treatment may be tempting, professional whitening has several advantages.

  • A dentist can evaluate your individual needs and determine the best treatment method.
  • Professional strength treatments use higher concentrations of bleaching agents, which results in outstanding whiteness.
  • Treatments are administered by trained professionals who can ensure that the bleaching agents come into contact with all surfaces of the teeth.
  • Professional teeth whitening treatments may be covered by dental insurance, making them more affordable than store-bought kits.

It’s clear that professional strength in-office whitening treatment offers many advantages over store-bought kits.

 What is GLO teeth whitening?

GLO whitening is a bleaching process that uses a gel with hydrogen peroxide to remove stains and discoloration from teeth, giving you a brighter smile in just one treatment. The whitening gel is applied to the teeth using a tray similar to a mouthguard and then activated by a special light. The light helps to accelerate the bleaching process, allowing for visible results right away.

How long does GLO whitening last?

Whitening your teeth and keeping your smile bright is like coloring your hair; maintaining your results requires maintenance. Your maintenance program depends on many factors, including lifestyle, age, and the original shade of your teeth.

To extend the life of your treatment, consider limiting certain foods and drinks, such as coffee and red wine. Most patients don’t need to make significant diet adjustments for lasting results. However, restricting some foods can help prevent the return of surface stains that can dull your white smile.

The Effects of LED + Heat Technology

The most advanced method for teeth whitening is a combination of LED light and gentle warming heat. The oxidation reaction in the hydrogen peroxide is accelerated by exposure to light. LED light is the most widely used light in teeth whitening because it is gentle, effective, and evenly applied across all teeth. It is even more effective when paired with heat.

Heat is a great way to help speed up the tooth whitening process, but it’s essential not to use excessive temperatures. When you have your heat source set at higher than 128 degrees Fahrenheit or if they stay there too long damage can occur to the teeth, causing sensitivity and pain. So it’s best to use a measurable and gentle heat source to aid whitening.

GLO Science combines LED light with a safe and effective amount of gentle heat to maximize results.

GLO Science vs. Other Teeth Whitening Methods

There are various ways to achieve brighter teeth, but not all methods are created equal. GLO Science offers a unique system that is clinically proven to be safe and effective. The GLO mouthpiece uses LED light and warming heat to activate the whitening gel, delivering noticeable results in as little as 5 minutes.

Other whitening methods can be harsh on teeth and gums and often take several hours to produce visible results. With GLO Science, you can get whiter teeth a fraction of the time with no sensitivity or discomfort. GLO Science is the perfect solution for a fast, safe, proven way to achieve brighter teeth.

Our dentist also provides Opalescence teeth whitening to give our patients additional treatment options and services. In addition, we can help determine which procedure is best for you during a consultation to enhance your smile and provide you with confidence. 

Schedule an appointment at our office in Harrisonburg, VA!

If you would like to speak with our cosmetic dentist about GLO teeth whitening or other cosmetic dentistry procedures, give us a call today. Our dental practice is here to help you achieve your teeth whitening goals and leave our office with a bright, beautiful smile!