All Your Options When It Comes To Teeth Whitening

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Dr. Sara S. Cumminshas a long history of working with her hands and experimenting with color, symmetry and design. She began her college career studying fine arts with an emphasis in painting, but became drawn to the fusion of art and science she found in dentistry. As she neared graduation from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry in 2003, Dr. Cummins began construction of her first practice. She had a clear vision of her philosophy of care, which integrated clinical excellence, superior service, and an exceptional patient experience. Pursuing these core principles, Dr. Cummins’ practice has grown to two locations that focus on contemporary esthetic restoration, implant dentistry, 3-D CBCT imaging and analysis, and advanced periodontal therapies. Her knowledge, skill, and eye for aesthetics have created some of Louisville’s most beautiful smiles.

In-office or at-home teeth whitening works to reverse stains from food and drinks, aging, even discoloration from some types of medication. Haute Beauty Smile Expert Dr. Sara Cummins explains the variety of options available to her patients if they are seeking to brighten and whiten their teeth.

What To Consider:

There are a few things to consider if you are looking for teeth whitening options of any kind. Individuals who already have crowns, veneers, or any other dental restorations may need to consider that the surrounding teeth will significantly lighten to a brighter shade.

Another thing to consider is dental health. If there is a lot of decay or infection in the teeth or mouth those things would need to be resolved before bleach is introduced into that environment.

In-Office Teeth Whitening Options:

GLO In-office Whitening

The GLO whitening mouthpiece uses a patented combination of warming heat and light technology to speed up the whitening process for safe, clinically proven, professional whitening results.

With as little as four 8-minute sessions, the patient is offered dramatic results with no discomfort. The patient will leave their appointment with a take-home device and whitening gels, to maintain their new bright, white smile.

Zoom In-office Whitening

Another in-office whitening treatment we offer is Philips Zoom Whitening. In one 45-minute appointment, your teeth could get up to 8 shades whiter. You will leave our office with an instantly brighter, more confident smile.

Once your teeth are prepped for whitening, a layer of advanced whitening gel is applied. To speed up the whitening process, we will shine our WhiteSpeed blue LED lamp onto your teeth to accelerate the process.

Patients will receive customized whitening trays and a take-home whitening kit, which is included in the price of your treatment, for at-home touch-ups.

At-Home Teeth Whitening Options

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GLO Vial Whitening Gel with GLO Lip Care (10-pack)

Professional strength teeth whitening GLO Vials contain an easy to apply, brush-on teeth whitening gel formula that whitens teeth and removes stains without sensitivity.

Patients can expect to achieve results within 5 days of treatment at home with the GLO light or 10-days of treatment at home with no GLO light. This package has 10 whitening treatments in total.

GLO Vial Whitening Gel (3 pack)

This is the most user-friendly and convenient option we offer. Simply brush on whitening gel to use alone or accelerate with your GLO device. Whitening Gel will dissolve within 8 minutes and is safe to swallow. There are no strips or trays needed.

Zoom Touch-up Syringe

This at-home whitening kit only takes 30 minutes a day. However, the patient will need custom whitening trays made to use this system.