With the holiday season in full swing, it’s also a time of year when social calendars quickly fill up with festive parties, family gatherings, and year-end celebrations.
Many people want to invest time in looking their best for these events, with one of the most sought-after procedures being professional teeth whitening. After all, who wouldn’t want to show off a brighter, whiter smile at the company party or neighborhood soiree? An improved smile gives a person an added sense of confidence when interacting with others.
Some people might be hesitant to whiten their teeth before a big event, perhaps out of fear of side effects or other issues that could arise. However, at GLO, we’re here to help clear up any misconceptions about exactly when you should whiten your teeth before a big event.
Cosmetic dentists have varying points of view on how far in advance people should whiten teeth in preparation for a formal event. A quick Google search will yield various results, but the bottom line is that with GLO’s patented technology and little to no side effects, time is not a concern when using our whitening products. The only time you’ll need to worry about is the thirty-two minutes it takes to receive a GLO treatment in the dental practice.
Sensitivity following a whitening treatment is also a common concern. When applied as directed, GLO’s whitening technology results in minimal to no treatment sensitivity, making it an excellent choice even in the days leading up to a big event.
While a whiter smile is the end result, there are a few preparation steps to suggest to patients. As we all know, good dental habits will maintain great results. It’s important to remind patients to start with a regular check-up and teeth cleaning. This paves the way for a clean surface to apply the GLO whitening gel for maximum efficacy.
After treatment, patients will want to keep their smiles white and bright as long as possible. Be sure to review some of the biggest culprits for staining teeth, many of which are found in abundance during the holidays. Red wine, sugary treats, and highly acidic food and beverages can all affect the results of professional whitening. In fact, anything that can stain a white t-shirt can also stain your teeth. While complete avoidance may be unrealistic, moderation is key.
Finally, patients will most certainly want to maintain their pearly whites, and we’ve made that easy with our GLO Vials. They make the perfect stocking stuffer and can be used with our Take Home Kit or on their own for non-device whitening.
While patients can schedule a professional teeth whitening any time of year, there are certain times like the holidays where interest tends to rise. We hope this season finds your patients loving their whiter, brighter smiles well into the new year!