Do you keep your mouth closed when you have your photo taken? Does meeting new people cause anxiety or embarrassment? Or maybe you’d just like a simple way to improve your smile? Teeth whitening is a potential solution for all of these situations.
Don’t think that you can just buy any over-the-counter teeth whitening solution and expect it to work, however. For truly effective teeth whitening, a visit to the dental office is important.
Causes of Tooth Discoloration
Teeth lose their whiteness for a variety of reasons, causing three different types of tooth discoloration:
- Extrinsic: This type of tooth discoloration affects the outer layer of your teeth and can be caused by smoking, drinking (coffee, wine, soda, etc.) and eating certain foods.
- Intrinsic: This type of tooth discoloration affects the inner layer of your teeth and can be caused by too much fluoride, tooth trauma, certain medications and genes.
- Age-related: Teeth also simply lose their whiteness over time. Age-related tooth discoloration is both extrinsic and intrinsic.
Regardless of the cause, tooth coloration can range from a mild tint of yellowness to severe darkening.
That’s why it’s important to see a dentist for an evaluation so you can seek the right teeth whitening solution for you.
The Teeth Whitening Process
At Glickman & Christensen, we offer the revolutionary GLO™ Whitening System to brighten our patients’ smiles.
No Sensitivity. No Zingers. Fast Appointments. Superior Results.
With the GLO™ Whitening System, you’ll receive your initial treatment in the office, and then we’ll give you a whitening device (a mouthpiece) that lets you easily maintain your professional results at home. The mouthpiece, which is universally sized and patented, combines professional gels, LED lights and heat resistors in a closed system for superior results with minimal sensitivity.
In a recent clinical study performed by University Health Resources, 0% of GLO™ users experienced extreme to severe pain after using the product. That means you can have peace of mind about enjoying enhanced results with short, safe application times for the best results.
Benefits of Teeth Whitening
In addition to giving you a whiter, more beautiful smile, teeth whitening has several other benefits. For one, you’ll have more confidence in yourself and less embarrassment in social situations. You’ll also be more appealing to the opposite sex and have a better chance for career success, according to several surveys and statistics.
Finally, if you opt for in-office whitening, you can also have peace of mind knowing the procedure is safe and effective.