Zoom!® In-office vs. GLO Take-home Teeth Whitening By Dr. John Goodman on November 13, 2018

A woman smiling with tooth color samples next to herProfessional teeth whitening systems are popular because they can quickly and effectively brighten your smile. If you are considering professional teeth whitening, you may wonder which system, an in-office treatment or a take-home kit, is right for you.

Dr. John Goodman offers in-office Zoom!® teeth whitening and GLO take-home kits at his Kansas City, MO practice. To learn more about the difference between these teeth whitening options, read our Zoom! in-office vs. GLO take-home teeth whitening comparison below.

The Benefits of Zoom! Teeth Whitening

The Zoom! system is a teeth whitening system that provides immediately visible results after a single 45-minute treatment. Zoom! chairside treatment lightens teeth eight shades on average and with minimal tooth sensitivity. What’s more, most patients who undergo Zoom! in-office whitening enjoy long-lasting results.

The Zoom! Whitening Procedure

The in-office Zoom! whitening process is relaxing and comfortable. The treatment begins by covering the lips and gums, leaving only tooth enamel exposed.

Next, your dentist will apply the professional-grade whitening gel to the teeth. The bleaching agents in the gel are then activated with a specialized light.

This process is repeated two more times, with about a 15-minute wait between applications. When you leave our office, your teeth will be considerably brighter.

The Benefits of GLO Teeth Whitening

This system combines LED light and warming GLO heat to accelerate the bleaching results for a quick, easy, and efficient at-home whitening.

GLO is clinically proven to whiten teeth by five shades, and without tooth sensitivity. The device can be used for future applications if you need a touch up.

The GLO Take-Home System

After you have charged your GLO control, you will place the lanyard and control over your neck and attach the mouthpiece. Next, you will apply a thin layer of GLO lip care to inside and outside of your lips. The lip care can also be applied to the gums if they are sensitive.

After you are prepped, you will squeeze the bleaching gel onto the attached brush tip and apply a thin layer to your teeth. Lastly, turn on the GLO control and put the mouthpiece in your mouth for eight minutes. (When it is on, the mouth guard lights up blue.)

You will reapply the bleaching gel and wear the mouth guard for eight minutes three more times, for a total of 32 minutes of application. GLO recommends using this system at least five times, and up to 10 times, to achieve desired results.

Which Teeth Whitening System Is Right for You?

If you are ready to brighten your smile, learn more about your teeth whitening options by contacting us today. You can call us at (816) 842-8585 or fill out our online form.

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Dr. John Goodman has more than two decades of experience serving the community of Kansas City, MO. He offers a comprehensive range of services to address all types of dental problems, and he accepts CareCredit® financing to make treatment as accessible as possible. 

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