Is teeth whitening bad for you? Find out the truth.

April 07 2017

A recent survey showed that 80% of Americans aged 18-49 wish they had whiter teeth and that 6 out of 10 people believe that having whiter teeth would make them more confident[1]. Thanks to incredible advances in whitening technology, getting that bright smile you’ve always dreamed of is now safer and more accessible than ever. Still, there are people who want whiter teeth but are hesitant to whiten for various reasons.  Whether it’s for fear of pain, tooth damage, or the unknown, whitening can be an intimidating process for those who are unfamiliar with it.  With these common whitening myths debunked, you can rest assured that your smile is safe with GLO.

Myth #1: Teeth whitening isn’t safe-

Given the overwhelming amount of fake info to sort through on the Internet, it’s smart to be skeptical, especially when it comes to advertised products. That’s why it’s important to know the facts behind the products. With GLO Science, you can be 100% confident when it comes to both safety and efficacy. The innovator behind GLO, Dr. Jonathan B. Levine, is a renowned oral health expert, innovator, clinical researcher, and prosthodontist who has been in practice for over 30 years in New York City. All of GLO’s products are rooted in science and oral care expertise, have been clinically tested, and have been awarded recognition by industry experts. Plus, GLO is transparent. How the technology works, what ingredients are used, and clinical study results are all publicly accessible at

Myth #2: Teeth whitening hurts-

Whitening is notorious for causing pain, but GLO whitening products are specially designed to prevent sensitivity. GLO whitening uses patented delivery systems designed to keep the whitening gel from migrating onto the soft tissue, which prevents sensitivity. Its patented closed-system mouthpiece featuring gentle GLO warming heat allows whitening molecules to penetrate the teeth quickly and produce the best results.

Myth #3: Teeth whitening damages enamel-

The active ingredient in many whitening products is hydrogen peroxide. When activated, this ingredient simply breaks down into its component molecules of oxygen and water. When used as directed, research studies have concluded that peroxide-containing whitening products are completely safe for tooth enamel.

Myth #4: It’s not good for you to put chemicals in your mouth-

It’s true that the chemicals used in some oral care products can be harmful. That’s why the innovators at GLO Science only use ingredients that are proven to be completely safe. In fact, GLO whitening products contain ingredients that improve oral health in addition to whitening teeth. Hydrogen peroxide, for example, has antimicrobial properties which help protect against bad bacteria in the mouth. The whitening gels also contain potassium nitrate and sodium fluoride, which act to reduce sensitivity pain and prevent cavities and tooth decay, respectively.


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[1] Abu-ElMagd, D. M., et al. (2009). Tooth whitening and temperature rise with two bleaching activation methods. American Institute of Physics, ​119-126.