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:
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.
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.
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 crowns, bridges, 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.