Dr. Alfredo Gapuz, Jr. and the team of Aesthetic and General Dentistry, would like to assure you that we are doing everything we can to keep our dental office safe for everyone. We continue to follow the guidelines of the CDC, ADA, and OSHA.

We have updated our appointment and visitor policy to help contain the spread of Coronavirus. For the safety of everyone, if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath, please call the office and reschedule your appointment for at least 4 weeks out.

We are requesting that our patients call or text us when they arrive. We will come and get them from the parking lot. There will be no waiting in the reception area as we had in the past. We ask that any accompanying family, friends, drivers, or other visitors wait in their car during your appointment.

All patients will undergo a series of screening questions prior to their appointment. These questions pertain to recent travel and symptoms. During the screening, if you show any symptoms or signs you may be asked to reschedule.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation. We thank you for your trust and loyalty, and for being our patient!

To make an appointment or if you have any questions, please call us at (407) 251- 5100.

Dr. Alfredo Gapuz, Jr. and the team of Aesthetic and General Dentistry

Achieve Dramatic Results with Professional Teeth Whitening

Stained or discolored teeth can leave your smile looking lackluster. Professional teeth whitening at our Orlando, FL, practice can brighten your smile by several shades in a matter of days. Dr. Alfredo Gapuz provides GLO teeth whitening, which is a combination of in-office and take-home treatment. GLO uses gentle heat and light distributed inside an enclosed mouthpiece to eliminate deep stains. This treatment even works on dulled restorations, lifting stains from your porcelain dental crowns, veneers, or bonded teeth as well. 

Common Causes of Dental Staining

Extrinsic stains are primarily due to environmental factors, including tobacco use and dark-colored foods and beverages, such as coffee, tea, and red wine. This type of discoloration affects the outer layers of a tooth. Intrinsic stains, on the other hand, are usually due to trauma, infection, or certain medications, and affect the internal structures of a tooth.

Candidates for Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is an excellent way to eradicate extrinsic stains caused by environmental factors. Because it is a low-risk procedure, teeth whitening is suitable for most patients, as long as they are free from gum disease and extensive decay.

A dual whitening treatment, the GLO system involves an initial in-office treatment followed by at-home sessions.

It is important to note that patients with intrinsic staining may not receive the full benefits of teeth whitening. These individuals may be better suited for alternative treatments, such as dental bonding or porcelain veneers

How Does GLO Whitening Work?

A dual whitening treatment, GLO Science involves an initial in-office treatment followed by at-home sessions:

In-office Treatment

During a visit to our office, the bleaching gel is applied to the teeth. Next, a mouthpiece is placed which emits heat and light to activate the gel and enhance the whitening process. 

At-Home Treatment

Following your in-office treatment, you will be provided with whitening gel and a special mouthpiece which also applies heat and light. The bleaching process is repeated for eight-minute intervals throughout the day with a typical treatment lasting five to ten days. The mouthpiece is carefully designed to protect the delicate soft tissues in the mouth from sensitivity. 

The GLO system consists of easy-to-use devices and gels.

Benefits of GLO Treatment

The GLO teeth whitening system is far more advanced than older treatments. Benefits of this option include:

  • Little to no sensitivity: Traditional teeth whitening is known for causing temporary tooth sensitivity. The advanced technology used for GLO whitening effectively lightens the teeth without causing harm to the enamel. As a result, patients can achieve the smile they desire without the negative side effects.
  • Whiten restorations: While conventional teeth whitening can lighten natural teeth, it does not have the same effect on custom restorations. GLO whitening not only bleaches your natural teeth, but it can lighten crownsbridges, and veneers as well.
  • More efficient: Teeth whitening achieves the desired effect through an oxygenation process. Because traditional teeth whitening is performed while the mouth is somewhat opened, oxygen can escape, therefore diminishing the effects of treatment. Conversely, GLO is a closed-mouth system, which promotes faster, more effective results. 

Learn More about Professional Whitening

When you look your best, it shows. Teeth whitening is a simple way to enhance the appearance of your smile and give your self-confidence a boost. To learn more about the GLO teeth whitening system, contact Dr. Gapuz at (407) 545-4087 or contact us online anytime.

Dr. Gapuz

Aesthetic and General Dentistry

Dr. Alfredo Gapuz was recently recognized in local publications as an Orlando Dentist of the Year and as a 2019 Top Dentist. He holds several other distinctions, such as:

  • Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Member of the International Congress of Oral Implantology
  • Graduate of the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies
  • Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • Fellow of the Academy for Dental-Facial Esthetics

To schedule your consultation at our Orlando office, contact us online or call us at (407) 251-5100.

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