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6 Things to Consider When Choosing Teeth Whitening Products

October 25 2018

Before you go through checkout with your new whitening kit, evaluate these crucial criteria:

1) Clinically Proven Results

Is your product clinically tested to deliver results? No matter which brand you decide to go with, make sure it is dentist-recommended and actually produces the results you’re looking for. GLO is the brand used in thousands of professional dental offices and has been clinically proven to whiten an average of 5 shades in 5 days.

A one-of-a-kind, award-winning innovation, GLO uses patented Guided Light Optics technology to bombard stains with warming heat and light that accelerates the specially formulated hydrogen peroxide whitening gel. Watch your teeth get whiter with each use!

2) Speed

How fast will you get the results you want? Be careful here because real whitening does take time and repeated exposure. With that in mind, remember learning in chemistry class that heat speeds up reactions? Well, it’s true, and GLO has applied this concept to teeth whitening—in fact, GLO is the only light-enabled teeth-whitening device that also harnesses heat to expedite the whitening process.

Using the GLO Device will yield results more quickly than non-device whitening. However, non-device whitening also works—it just takes a bit longer… GLO Vials are designed to give you the freedom to whiten on the go, anytime, anywhere! They brush on in seconds so you can easily apply wherever you are.

3) Irritation

While various whitening products (including whitening strips and whitening tray and gel combinations) are known to cause gum irritation, GLO Whitening comes without discomfort.

Forget about those messy strips that leave your gumline puffy and red; GLO whitening gel is uniquely made to be sensitivity-free. Plus, unlike white strips, GLO Vials can be applied directly to each tooth so you can avoid oozing gel all over your gums. That’s why GLO is ideal for enhancing the smiles of even those with sensitive mouths.

4) Active Ingredients

Inextricably tied to gum discomfort are the ingredients found in teeth-whitening products. The main ingredient in GLO Vials is hydrogen peroxide, a prevalent dental ingredient clinically proven to whiten teeth. Hydrogen peroxide breaks down into oxygen and water, and according to the American Dental Association (ADA), the powerful ingredient is proven to remove surface stains and dental discoloration.

But beware, some whitening products contain carbamide peroxide, which decomposes into urea and ammonia -- and you certainly don’t want those waste byproducts in your mouth. Others use active ingredients whose whitening benefits and enamel safety are unproven. Check the ingredient label list before buying.

5) Price Point

You get what you pay for. Some tooth whitening products are comprised of safer ingredients than others, and not all deliver reliable results. Spending less for a low-quality product whose ingredients you can’t trust will likely leave you short on money and certainly short of the perfect smile you desire.

Instead, consider investing in a proven technology that will last long after you reach the shade of white you’re looking for. Teeth whitening is never permanent and maintenance is essential. A high-quality whitening device will be there for you whenever you need to touch up or refresh your smile. See which whitening products fit your budget without compromising what’s best for your oral care.

6) Ease of Use

Routine is everything, and nobody likes twiddling their thumbs waiting for their whitening strips to finish working. No strips, no problem. GLO Vials are crafted to fit seamlessly into your day to day. They’re also pocket-sized and portable, making them wonderful for whitening on the move!

Pair GLO Vials with the GLO Device for hands-free accelerated whitening at home, and you can still multitask while you whiten!