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5 Ways GLO Science Revolutionizes Tooth Whitening

As with all things innovative and paradigmshifting, it began with these fabled two words: “What if?” Words that Dr. Jonathan B. Levine, an aesthetic dentist and visionary product inventor—he holds 23 patents with five pending in oral care—has been saying throughout his 30-year dental career. With a mission to revolutionize oral care and dental aesthetics, merging beauty with function and design, Dr. Levine asked, “What if we combined all of the positive factors of whitening, eliminated all of the compromises that caused sensitivity, and synergized a dual-whitening experience for our patients?”

With the invention of GLO (Guided Light Optics) technology, Dr. Levine’s “what if” was answered. Working with his team of dental professionals, engineers, and product developers, he created the GLO Science Professional Teeth Whitening System, combining light and heat in a patented, closedsystem mouthpiece. The GLO mouthpiece technology is used with specially formulated hydrogen peroxide whitening gel that is applied directly to the teeth using a dual-barrel syringe in the dental practice or a patented, hermetically sealed GLO Vial at home. This dual-whitening experience (in-office plus take-home) optimizes contact time without prolonged exposure, resulting in shorter treatment times, better results, and no pain. It eliminates the large, harmful lights that cause sensitivity, dehydration, and zingers as well as the messy trays that spread whitening gel all over soft tissue and bathe the roots of the teeth for hours at a time.

Reflecting on his optimized teeth-whitening innovation, Dr. Levine notes how perfectly it supports GLO Science’s mission — “to make more people smile… the power of the smile is its ability to transfer good feelings to someone else. GLO products and treatments represent innovation for everyone that makes it easy to have a healthy, beautiful smile,” he said.


When used with 24% or 30% hydrogen peroxide whitening gel syringes in the office or 10% GLO Vial whitening gels at home (Figure 1), the universally sized GLO Science Professional Teeth Whitening Mouthpiece (Figure 2) illuminates with a brilliant blue light as it gently warms to the optimal temperature for whitening. The heat accelerates the whitening gel against the tooth surface, trapping the whitening oxygens and resulting in faster, more efficient, and longer-lasting whitening. It is clinically tested and has been shown to whiten teeth up to 12 shades in 32 minutes in the office or over the course of five days when used at home—all without sensitivity. All of this, combined with an elegant, sleek design that make GLO fun and easy to use.


During other in-office whitening procedures, light and heat reside outside of the mouth, requiring exceedingly high temperatures and resulting in oxygen ions escaping off the surface of the tooth. GLO Science puts the light and optimal warming heat inside the mouth and uses the sealed environment created by the mouthpiece to maximize the efficacy of the whitening gel, preventing dehydration and sensitivity. The controlled warming heat inside the mouthpiece accelerates the formation of highly reactive oxygen ions. This prevents the whitening oxygens from escaping into the atmosphere (Figure 3). Instead, they bombard the surface of the tooth, resulting in shorter but more effective wear times without painful, sensitivity-induced zingers. Because the warming heat is modulated to the optimal temperature, it prevents the pulpal response that happens with other professional whitening lights. The gentle heat is soothing,allowing patients to whiten in comfort.

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The Zoom Conference Boom

Video Conferencing has been at an all time high for the greater part of 2020 since the pandemic started.  Most people are spending their days attending countless hours of virtual meetings.  People have taken notice of their smiles as their faces have been displayed on Zoom grids for virtual meetings and parties.  It is pretty eye opening to sit and stare at your own smile during a virtual meeting.  As a result, people have had more time to reflect and focus on self- care, especially where oral health is concerned.  With social distancing and more time spent at home, more people are willing to improve their smiles so they are camera ready for virtual meetings and social media.  Who couldn’t use a little confidence booster right now?

The most common dental treatments offered in our office to improve smiles are Whitening and Invisalign.  We offer whitening for discolored and stained teeth.  Glo Professional Whitening is offered as an in -office procedure that utilizes a mouth piece that combines optimal warming heat and safe LED light to accelerate specially formulated 30% hydrogen peroxide whitening gel.  Patients get lasting results without the sensitivity.  It is a one visit procedure that has you in and out of the chair in just over an hour.  Most patients find the time spent in the chair relaxing.  We usually recommend bringing ear buds to listen to music or a podcast during this appointment.

Invisalign has been the most requested procedure for patients concerned about their crooked smiles and crowded teeth.  We offer consults and virtual simulations so patients can see what their teeth would look like when straightened with Invisalign.  This is made possible with digital scanning.  The scanner will take images of the teeth in the current position and used to educate patients about the position of their teeth and problems with their bite.  Invisalign offers the benefits of moving the teeth into an ideal position slowly over time with the advantage of being virtually invisible when worn.  The advantage is that it promotes better oral hygiene and home care because the aligners can be removed for eating, brushing and flossing.  With digital workflow for capturing a patients records, including photos and scans, it saves time and offers shorter visits.





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