Want your teeth to be whiter? Teeth generally darken for a variety of reasons. We understand patients feel more confident and happier when their smile looks great. For these reasons we offer in office bleaching at Sager Dental through the GLO Whitening system. After reviewing the many different options for whitening, Dr. Sager chose to offer GLO due to its consistent results, it's minimal risk for whitening, and it's four cycle process (read more about this below).
Whitening is not a medically necessary procedure and can even be contraindicated for some patients. White teeth does not equal healthy teeth. Therefore, prior to any whitening procedure, we need to do a full exam to determine if there is a more complex cause to rule out underlying cause of discolored teeth including but not limited to cavities and periodontal disease.
A whitening appointment takes about 90 minutes. During this time, we will determine the current shade of your teeth and get an idea of how white you want your teeth. We then use comfortable cheek retractors and a gingival barrier to apply the whitening material to the teeth. Each whitening cycle is 8 minutes and we can do up to four cycles for most patients. This is beneficial in that we check the success of the whitening each cycle and decide whether to continue or stop if you are satisfied with the level of whiteness of your teeth. This, in Dr. Sager's opinion, is preferable to an all or nothing whitening procedure where a patient may feel their teeth are too white (see Ross Gellar).
Give us a call today (409) 200-2539 to ask us about GLO Whitening.