How Glo Whitening Technology® Works

The new Glo whitening system cuts down the time you need to whiten your teeth to half an hour—resulting in teeth about five shades lighter. The company claims fewer reports of sensitivity (a problem experienced with some tooth whitening devices), but your experience is the one that counts.

How does the Glo system work? “The comfort level is high,” says Dr. Carol Ford from her Phoenix cosmetic dentistry office. “The device is easy to wear and allows you to move around while your teeth are brightening,” she adds.

Teeth_WhiteningThe Glo device is about the size of a mobile phone, and charges up before you whiten.  You protect your teeth and gums (if you have sensitive teeth) with a special lip care gel.

Use the brush and the vial of whitening gel to apply an even coat directly to the front of your upper and lower teeth.

Turn the Glo device on, and it lights up bright blue to show it is working. Bite the mouth piece comfortably—no clenching or hard biting down necessary. The light and heat generated by the mouthpiece boost the whitening power of the gel. Unlike other applications, Glo uses no UV light; the lights are LEDs (light emitting diodes) and because the whitening process is contained in your mouth, no eye guards are necessary.

You don’t have to worry about the heat. The coffee you drink (and that stains enamel) is 140 degrees at perfect drinking temperature. The device never gets above 123 degrees. You can read more about the technological details.

After eight minutes, the light goes out and you are done with one step of the process. It’s that simple. Spit out excess saliva (you can also safely swallow it during the eight-minute wait), and rinse off the mouthpiece and you are ready for the next eight-minute whitening step. Three to four steps and you are done! Rinse the mouthpiece in warm water and that’s it.

The manufacturer recommends twice a year applications and once a month touch-up to keep your smile youthful, bright and holiday-ready!

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