Teeth Whitening After Care Instructions

GLO Teeth Whitening Information

Teeth Whitening After Care Instructions

After completing GLO in-office whitening treatments, it's crucial to maintain the results. Following these aftercare instructions can help prolong the effects of whitening:

  • All White Diet: Avoid consuming foods and beverages that can stain teeth for at least 48 hours after whitening.
  • Sensitivity Management: Our whitening gel is specially formulated for patients with sensitivity. However, some patients may experience mild post-treatment sensitivity for 1-3 days after whitening.

To minimize this before treatment:

  • Make certain that the gingival barrier application has been done correctly, covering all areas of recession, abfraction, and incisal edge wear.
  • Use 24% hydrogen peroxide formula to whiten teeth for younger patients (under age 21) and those who are prone to sensitivity.
  • Completed only 2-3 eight-minute passes, rather than the full 4

While GLO whitening is safe for sensitive teeth, the patient should still:

  • Avoid excessively hot or cold food or beverages.
  • Brush using a sensitivity toothpaste.
  • Take a mild OTC analgesic (consult your doctor for approval)
  • If soft tissue is sensitive, rinse the affected area and apply extra GLO lip treatment

At-Home Maintenance: Regular at-home whitening treatments can help maintain results. Depending on sensitivity levels, patients can opt for standard or sensitive treatment options.

Standard Take-Home Treatment

FOUR 8-minute applications per day for 5 days post initial in-office treatment

Whiten 1 day per month using 1 GLO Vial to complete four consecutive 8-minute passes.

Complete two or three 8-minute passes at each hygiene visit for maintenance using 30% Hydrogen Peroxide whitening gel.

Sensitive Patients and Those Under 21 Years of Age

TWO 8-minute applications per day for 5 days post initial in-office treatment

Whiten 1x per month using 1 GLO Vial to complete four consecutive 8-minute passes.

Complete two or three 8-minute passes at each hygiene visit using 24% Hydrogen Peroxide whitening gel

When completing the at-home treatments, we also recommend brushing before the first application to ensure a clean surface for the gel to adhere to.

Just like keeping your body fit or your hair vibrantly colored takes constant work, maintaining a bright smile requires effort. Patients who prioritize whitening also tend to have better overall oral health, leading to improved dental visits. Keep everyone smiling bright with proper whitening care!

Teeth Whitening After Care Instructions

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