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Teeth Whitening Specialist

George T. Christakos, DDS

Family Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Scottsdale, AZ

Few people are lucky enough to have white teeth forever. At the office of George T. Christakos, DDS, in Scottsdale, Arizona, Dr. George Christakos offers a simple solution to brighten your smile. GLO™ teeth whitening trays allow you to achieve professional teeth whitening results on your own time. For a fast, effective teeth whitening treatment, look no further than the GLO take-home kit. Call Dr. George T. Christakos, DDS, today or book an appointment online to learn more.

Teeth Whitening Q&A

What is professional teeth whitening?

Professional teeth whitening effectively breaks up both extrinsic (surface) and intrinsic (deep) stains from your teeth. Unlike over-the-counter (OTC) treatments, which can only remove surface stains, professional teeth whitening provides dramatic results in a short time.

There are many types of professional teeth whitening available. Traditionally, when people think of professional whitening treatments, they picture chairside whitening. These treatments use a combination of powerful peroxide-based solutions and LED light technology to whiten teeth in as little as one visit.

Dr. George Christakos Family & Cosmetic Dentistry understands that in-office whitening treatments aren’t for everyone. That’s why they offer the GLO take-home whitening kit that helps you achieve professional results on your schedule.

Why would I need professional teeth whitening?

It’s natural for your teeth to yellow and darken over time. While there are many factors that cause tooth stains, the most common include:

  • Red wine
  • Coffee and tea
  • Soy sauce
  • Marinara sauce
  • Certain medications
  • Genetics
  • Age
  • Tobacco use

You may notice your teeth changing color as you age. That happens because your hard tooth enamel thins over time, exposing the darker dentin underneath.

What happens during professional teeth whitening?

During chairside whitening, your dentist covers your gums to reduce sensitivity before applying a thin layer of whitening gel. A special LED light activates the gel to break up deep tooth stains. Your dentist can repeat this process as many times as necessary to achieve your desired results. Most chairside teeth whitening takes less than two hours.

GLO take-home kits offer similar results to chairside whitening. Your take-home kit includes a specially formulated whitening gel that sticks to your teeth for a mess-free experience. After you apply the gel to your teeth, you insert a special mouthpiece that uses GLO heat and light technology to activate the gel.

Once inserted into your mouth, the mouthpiece traps the gel so it can’t escape. It simultaneously warms the solution to accelerate whitening.

To achieve professional results, wear your GLO mouthpiece four times a day for about 3-10 days.

Professional teeth whitening is the fastest solution to achieving a bright, white smile. To learn more, call Dr. George Christakos Family & Cosmetic Dentistry or schedule an appointment online today.