Choosing the best at-home teeth whitening kit involves making a firm decision between GLO Science products and another brand. To make this choice easier for you, we're comparing GLO Science with top competitors. This time we're giving you the scoop on the differences between AuraGlow vs. GLO teeth whitening systems. While it may seem like both kits are similar, we take you beyond appearances and get into the details that can make a big difference in teeth whitening success.
Hydrogen Peroxide vs. Carbamide Peroxide
Teeth whitening systems are incomplete without a safe and effective whitening gel, and both of these systems provide gel with oral technology. What you may not be aware of is that all gels are not the same, and it's important to know what the active ingredients are to make an informed decision.
The whitening gel developed by GLO Science and dental health expert, Dr. Jonathan B. Levine, contains 100% pure hydrogen peroxide. This active whitening ingredient has a long track record of successful use in dental offices, and it's proven safe and effective for teeth whitening. In addition to being an excellent whitener, hydrogen peroxide also contains natural antimicrobial properties beneficial for oral health.
AuraGlow uses a completely different gel formula, and this gel contains carbamide peroxide as an active ingredient. This is a major red flag for anyone concerned about carbamide peroxide side effects on teeth.
What should you be concerned about?
For one thing, hydrogen peroxide has triple the whitening strength of carbamide. A stronger active whitening agent can help you get better results in less time. However, that's not even the main reason to be hesitant about AuraGlow's gel formula. Carbamide peroxide breaks down into urea and ammonia, which may be caustic. Alternatively, hydrogen peroxide breaks down into clean oxygen and harmless water. The reason why companies use carbamide is because it's easier to store and doesn't require specially designed packaging like patented GLO Vials to make sure it stays active and effective.
Our belief is that teeth whitening gel should be safe to use, and GLO Science's gel formula is sensitivity-free and contains zero carbamide peroxide. This is a key reason why GLO devices and teeth whitening products are preferred by those seeking a gentler, easy teeth whitening experience.
GLO Science's GLO Vials vs. AuraGlow's Syringes
A formulated whitening gel needs a way to get onto your teeth. This is called a gel delivery system, and it's another area where the two brands offer something completely different.
GLO Science keeps its gel fresh and ready to use in G-Vials, an innovative delivery design that allows you, the user, to precisely brush the gel onto your teeth. There is no goopy gel or messy trays to deal with. GLO gel is quick absorbing, so there's no annoying wait for the next step.
AuraGlow stores its gel inside of syringes. The easy part of using its syringe is pushing the plunger to make gel go into the mouthpiece tray. Due to its tray design, the gel spreads around and when you place the tray into your mouth, all of that gel bathes teeth and gums alike, potentially causing irritation and sensitivity issues. Since it's crucial that the gel remains on teeth for a certain period of time, any discomfort can make you give up on the whitening process before it's complete.
Does gel consistency really matter?
Yes, it really does. Ideally, you want to use a whitening gel that has a thick enough consistency to stick onto the teeth. GLO gel is nice and thick. You can feel confident that GLO gel has excellent stickiness, and that it will stay put on your teeth where you place it, doing what it is supposed to do there - which is whitening your teeth, and then dissolving away. This isn't the case for the AuraGlow gel, which is much thinner in consistency than GLO gel. Regardless of how much of this gel is put into the tray, it doesn't stick to your teeth as it should, leading to inconsistent teeth coverage. Sure. This gel may still whiten the teeth but it's no match for GLO Science's superior reliability when it comes to thorough coverage.
Quality of Heat
GLO Science uses LED light with warming accelerated heat technology and AuraGlow does not - it uses Cool light. So, what's the difference between warm and cool tech?
The warming heat from GLO's device accelerates the whitening process, reducing the amount of treatment time significantly. Alternatively, Cool light doesn't include heat or a warming effect, and that means AuraGlow's device has zero heat quality to speed up whitening and save you time.
Length of Treatment
Speed may be a factor in choosing one system over another, and this is an area where the GLO systems win with flying colors. With GLO Science, you can see noticeable whitening results with the first use. The recommended treatment time is five to seven days. If you can dedicate a week to your treatment, you're golden. AuraGlow, on the other hand, takes seven to 10 days to see noticeable results.
Do Dentists Use It?
GLO teeth whitening devices are used in some dental practices. It makes sense that dentists would prefer a system invented by dentists. In comparison, AuraGlow isn't used by dental practices.
Lip Care and Portability
GLO Lit and GLO Brilliant kits are already top-notch when you consider the advanced warming Heat & Light Whitening Mouthpiece, rechargeable power source, hands-free lanyard, G-Vials and an included mouthpiece storage case. But there are a couple of add-ons that put these kits over the top: the soothing, formulated GLO Lip Care and a convenient travel case/pouch. AuraGlow provides a mouthpiece storage case without any extra care for your lips or means to travel with the kit.
It's nice to know that you have everything you need to take your powerful GLO whitening kit with you wherever you may roam.