Achieving your goal of having a beautiful white smile is a lot easier than you may think. Stains form from foods, drinks, smoking and natural aging. They can be lightened in most cases. Dental bleaching has become one of the most conservative and cost effective ways to enhance some patients smiles and get them where they would like to be esthetically.
Professional teeth whitening is faster, more effective, and longer lasting then treatments you find over the counter. We can brighten your teeth in a single session, but maintaining good oral hygiene and avoiding stain causing foods, drinks and other staining factors will help maintain a whiter smile.
Our office offers many options for teeth whiting, including in office care, at home and for those on the go!
The system we use in our office is GLO Science™. We have had more than great results! GLO Science™ Professional whitening is the newest innovation in whitening in over a decade, guaranteeing the whitest, brightest, and healthiest smiles with little to no sensitivity. The two primary factors that influence whitening are contact time and the concentration of hydrogen peroxide. The effect of the whitening gel is directly related to the amount of exposure time. The longer the teeth are exposed to the solution and the higher the concentration of the whitening gel, the greater the change in the color of the teeth. However, too high a concentration of hydrogen peroxide, and too much exposure under high heat will cause sensitivity, as the intra-pulpal pressure inside the tooth increases. The resulting pain is commonly referred to as a “zinger,” often seen with professional lights and long wearing trays. G.L.O. (Guided Light Optics) patented technology has revolutionized whitening by addressing the compromises, eliminating lights that cause high sensitivity, and replacing messy trays that trap whitening gel on soft tissue for hours at a time. The results are faster, more efficient, and longer lasting whitening without the sensitivity. The warming heat and light in the GLO®universal mouthpiece activate the whitening gel, accelerating the oxidation process. The peripherally sealed mouthpiece creates a closed environment in the mouth, preventing the oxygen ions from escaping the tooth surface into the atmosphere, leading to maximum effectiveness in short exposure times. Each GLO® bleaching session comes with a GLO® mouthpiece and take-home kit for the patients to help keep up with their new bright smile.
Post-In Office Whiting Care
For the first 48 hours, your teeth will be vulnerable to staining. For this reason, you should avoid tobacco and any staining foods. This would include red wine, red meat, soy sauce, coffee/tea, cola, berries or other dark fruits and fruit sauces, tomatoes and tomato sauces/juices, dark vegetables or foods containing artificial dyes or colorings. As a general rule of thumb, avoid anything that would stain a white t-shirt. GLO Science Professional has the same clinically proven whitening results as traditional in-office whitening but without the sensitivity. If, for some reason, you do experience sensitivity, please feel free to contact our office 734-542-0570.