Teeth Whitening Services, Compared

teeth whitening servicesYou brush, and you floss…but still, your teeth continue to show visible signs of staining. Unfortunately, teeth are porous and tend to hold onto stains that cannot be removed by brushing alone. If you are a coffee, wine, or soda drinker (like most of us), all of these things contribute to the discoloration of our pearly whites. Luckily, professional teeth whitening services can take care of these pesky teeth stains, and are also some of the easiest and safest cosmetic dental procedures to perform!

While over-the-counter teeth whitening products have increased in popularity over the past few years, it is important to note that these products generally don’t get teeth as bright—or last as long—as professional teeth bleaching services.

Temple Family Dentistry currently offers two different types of teeth whitening services. So, what’s the difference?

GLO Whitening System

One option available at our practice is the GLO Whitening System. This option will provide you with professional teeth whitening services in under an hour. This is an in-office treatment that can brighten your teeth by up to 12 shades at once. Unlike other teeth bleaching services, GLO Whitening System typically does not cause tooth sensitivity. In other words, you can enjoy your iced coffee and ice cream (in moderation, of course) without the pain that comes with many over-the-counter treatments.

Fabricating Trays

The other professional teeth whitening service that we offer here leverages the use of custom-fabricated trays that are made to fit your teeth, specifically. This is a “take-home” teeth whitening solution, where whitening bleach is placed directly into the tray, which sits directly on your teeth. This would be performed daily, and it normally takes around 3 to 4 weeks to notice a brighter and whiter smile.  


If you are interested in receiving teeth whitening services, please give our office a call. You will never feel like a number here—you will receive the time and attention you deserve when making an important decision about your oral health and aesthetics. We are happy to take the time needed to answer your questions and ensure your satisfaction. For your convenience, we offer flexible hours and accept same-day appointments for dental emergencies.