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GLO Science is a Trendy New Teeth Whitening Service

GLO Science teeth whitennig in Toronto

Newly tested technology provides Archer Dental’s teeth whitening service teams in all three locations across Toronto with yet another tool!

GLO Science pamphlets at Little Italy

Say hello to GLO. GLO Science PRO WHITE is an in-office teeth whitening treatment that combines GLO warming heat and light with professional strength whitening gel (that can only be applied by a dental professional).  The patented GLO Brilliant device is the only teeth whitening system in Canada today to combine LED lights with warming GLO heat to accelerate safe hydrogen peroxide whitening formulation. Used in thousands of professional dental offices worldwide, the technology is clinically proven to whiten smiles with no sensitivity.

teeth whitening patient at Archer Dental Little italy - 564 College St in Toronto

Suitable candidates are approved in advance for the treatment at Archer Dental. Upon arrival, the patient will first apply GLO lip treatment.  After this protective barrier is in place, patients are invited to bite down the blue LED light mouthpiece (upon which our trained professionals have already spread the trademark GLO whitening gel.)dental staff applies GLO Science peroxide paste to teeth whitening patient in office treatment

The patient bites down just enough to make contact, and to allow the LED lights inside to warm and glow the photo-activated peroxide paste. Unlike other hand-held whitening devices on the market, the GLO system is proven to be effective, safe, and easy to handle.GLO science teeth whitening - heat and light on hydrogen peroxide

GLO chair side service at Archer Dental is a fast professional treatment that creates a whiter smile in under an hour, without pain.

How does it work?

GLO teeth whitening

G.L.O. Science whitening system is designed for speed, efficiency and safety. Essentially, this breakthrough whitening system eliminates the messy trays and dentist operated light-guns. The patented Guided Light Optics (G.L.O.) device innovation combines warming heat-plus-light in a closed system mouthpiece to activate the professional strength GLO Professional Whitening Gel.  Their technology uses both light and heat to optimize the effects of a specially concocted hydrogen peroxide toothpaste. Eight minute applications are set-up in the device to whiten the top and bottom teeth simultaneously.

Invented by oral health expert Dr. Jonathan B. Levine, GLO Science Professional is safe to use on crowns, caps, bonding and veneers. Below is a video that shows the system at work whitening teeth.

Whitening Gel in G-Vials?

GLO whitening gel comes in small single-use GLO Vials (also called G-Vials) that can be easily squeezed and brushed directly onto teeth.

GLOW Brilliant - teeth whitening G-Vial Refill

Hydrogen peroxide is powerful but perishable and needs to be kept in a sealed environment to maintain its potency.  The G-Vial is a proprietary system that keeps the whitening gel fresh and active using hermetically sealed vials that prevent oxygen molecules from escaping. The G-Vial’s easy-to-apply brush tip applicator allows for easy targeting of the gel onto teeth, avoiding the lips and gums in order to prevent sensitivity.

The GLO light in the mouthpiece is a blue light (not UV light). The wavelength is similar to what has been used in professional tooth whitening for 10 years. Because the light is built into the mouthpiece and timed for 8 minute intervals only, the contact time is ideal for a session without sensitivity.

GLO uses LEDs (light emitting diodes) that emit blue light. Blue light has a wavelength of approximately 470 nm (nanometers) and is part of the “visible light spectrum”, which ranges from approximately 400 nm to 700 nm. It is completely harmless and has no negative effect on the human body.

Because having a dazzlingly white smile is important to our clientele, Archer Dental likes to keep current on the latest technological advances in this evolving field of study. Our staff has been keeping an eye on GLO Science and their trademark device since it debuted in Canada last fall and we are proud to announce today that this is available in our Little Italy dental office.

Call or visit Archer Dental Little Italy for more information.

Patients After Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry is more than simply improving a patient’s physical appearance; it can build or restore personal confidence, boost self-esteem, and banish any feelings of shame or embarrassment that person may feel about their smile. Below are some of the more common treatments available at all three Archer Dental locations in Toronto.

teeth whitening graphic Toronto - Archer Dental Rosedale


Teeth whitening is the most popular and the least invasive form of cosmetic dentistry available and it can have a hugely positive impact on a patient’s self-esteem. Patients who have their teeth whitened often remark that they feel far more confident in their day to day lives and that they no longer feel self-conscious about smiling.

While some patients save tooth whitening for big events like weddings and proms, it can have an immediate positive effect on your attitude and how you view yourself even on a regular day to day basis. Readers can learn more about teeth whitening in Toronto by reading about Cynthia Menard’s most recent teeth whitening experience at Archer Dental Rosedale.


There’s a reason dentists try to get young patients outfitted with braces as soon as possible; having crooked teeth or gaps in between your teeth can causes a number of self esteem issues for patients of all ages. No matter how healthy your teeth are, it’s hard to feel confident when your smile isn’t as straight and aesthetically pleasing as it could be. Crooked teeth can also cause patients discomfort and pain when the teeth are too crowded together in the jaw.

While the thought of years of braces or Invisalign can be tough for a patient to wrap their head around, the feeling of joy and relief when they finally have the straight teeth they’ve always dreamed of is hard to beat. The confidence that comes from having straight teeth can change a person’s life for the better.


Whether your teeth have stains below the surface that can’t be whitened away or they don’t quite suit your mouth the way you’d like them to, tooth veneers are a great option for perfecting your smile and bringing your confidence back.

Veneers are caps that are put over your existing teeth to even out your smile and make your teeth look more uniform so the rest of your personality can shine through without distraction.


Thanks to the marvels of modern dentistry and advanced oral surgery, a patient with missing teeth now has options.  They can embrace the gaps in their smile, they can wear dentures or a bridge, or – thanks to the miracle of modern medicine – they can get teeth implants. Teeth implants are the only long term solution that blends seamlessly with your existing teeth and is certain bring back your confidence in a way that removable dentures never really can.

Missing teeth are a huge source of shame for most patients and tooth implants are a guaranteed way to make you feel good about your smile again!

Feeling like you have to hide your teeth when you talk, smile, eat, and interact with others not only negatively impacts how you feel about yourself but it also wastes energy that you could be putting towards other things.

The one standout feeling across the board that almost every patient expresses after undergoing cosmetic dentistry is that of confidence. It’s incredible how much of a boost to your self-esteem and self-worth a beautiful smile can give you.

Teeth Whitening for Miss World Canada, Cynthia Menard

Miss World Canada gets teeth whitening at Archer Dental

The staff at Archer Dental Rosedale office got quite the surprise when 17 year old Cynthia Menard came in for an appointment on Monday the 22nd October, 2017.

Cynthia Menard for teeth whitening at Archer Dental Rosedale

2017 Miss World Canada – Cynthia Menard at Archer Dental Rosedale

2017 Miss World Canada – Cynthia Menard stopped by for a dental check-up, teeth cleaning and teeth whitening at Archer Dental as part of her preparation to fly to Sanya, China for the Miss World 2017 beauty pageant (the biggest beauty pageant on the planet.)

One of our dental hygienists, Christina, worked with Cynthia the whole way doing a comprehensive cleaning and then guiding her through the teeth whitening process. Due to her hectic schedule after winning her crown in July, and because she had been so busy for many months beforehand, Cynthia had not been to the dentist in over a year. Christina the dental hygienist worked with her to achieve a cleaner, fresher, and brighter smile.

Our front desk staff were proud of themselves that morning and felt lucky they were able to fit Cynthia in that day. But let’s face facts; this wasn’t really what we would consider an emergency.  Canada’s Miss World delegate already has a winning smile. So we signed on to help polish and make perfect our nations’ representative in a competition where every little thing matters, and having bright white teeth is critical.

Cynthia Menard at Archer Dental Rosedale Oct 2017And yes this busy young woman had a very hectic schedule and couldn’t spend more than a few hours with us that morning. Not five minutes after she’d been seated for her appointment, she got a call from the pageant administrators hoping to orchestrate the rest of her day. After her teeth whitening, Cynthia was scheduled to to pick up a mobile make-up kit from MAC Cosmetics in Yorkville to ensure she’ll look her best in Toronto, China and everywhere in between.  After that she was to meet with Helene Clarkson (a famous Canadian clothing designer donating her signature ‘traveler’s clothes’) and then attend one final singing lesson at a local music school to polish her vocal performance.

Pictures of teeth before the cleaning and whitening with digital camera

Cynthia’s visit lasted over three hours but she remained chipper and in bright spirits throughout the procedure. Christina the dental hygienist wanted to make sure that Cynthia’s primary request (she wanted to brighten the natural pale yellow colour of the dentine of her teeth) was remedied as professionally and effectively as possible. Christina examined Cynthia’s teeth and matched her natural colour to one in the Vita Classical Shade Guide, the most ubiquitous tool used for tooth-shade analysis in the world. Using this gauge, Christina gave Cynthia a good idea of what her teeth would look like after they’d been whitened.

Miss World Canada had two Teeth Whitening Options at Archer Dental. She Chose Both.

Dental patients seeking teeth whitening at Archer Dental have two options: the Venus White Pro whitening trays for use at home, or the Venus Whitening Max (an in-house procedure using photo-activated chemical processes). Cynthia got both treatments.

getting dental impressions - top teeth - alginate tray impressions dental staff taking impression for whitening trays

The Venus White Pro take-home whitening solution requires dental impressions to be taken at a dental office. A dental lab then creates special form-fitting whitening trays for each individual consumer’s at-home use. The carbamide peroxide whitening gel in the kits is available in concentrations of 16%, 22% and 35%. The chemical process removes stains and whitens tooth enamel after repeated applications over time (but should be used for no longer than two weeks.)in the dental chair , Miss World Canada - cosmetic dentistry

Christina explained the Venus White Pro whitening product to Cynthia and informed her that there could be sensitivity during and after the whitening procedure. Christina also told Cynthia that there’s always a possibility for gum tissues to look and feel blanched after the treatment. If this were to happen, Cynthia was advised to apply vitamin E oil to the affected areas. For best results, Venus White Pro should be used with custom whitening trays for about ten days, after which most patients report results of noticeably whiter teeth!

dental impressions for teeth whitening traysDental impressions were completed for Cynthia’s upper and lower teeth by using small plastic shovels filled with fast drying silicon clay known as ‘alginate impression set-up’. The small pan was placed into Cynthia’s mouth and the resulting impression left behind becomes a mold from which a sculpture of Cynthia’s teeth will be cast. The resulting casts will be used to create Cynthia’s customized dental trays.

Cynthia Menard getting teeth whitening in Toronto

Once the dental impressions were done and Cynthia had rinsed the last bits of the alginate gel from her mouth, Christina got ready to begin Round Two.

Comprehensive Teeth Cleaning Happens Before Venus Whitening

Christina made sure to clean and polish all of Cynthia’s teeth with Prophy Paste before whitening them to remove any plaque buildup and to address existing stains. Prophy Paste is a pumice-based prophylaxis dentist super toothpaste which is used to clean and polish enamel.

After polishing Cynthia’s smile, Christina flossed all of her teeth with a satin finish Oral B floss.

Miss World Canada before VENUS teeth Whitening Toronto

She then gave her a set of futuristic looking protective glasses and it became clear something exciting was going to happen next.

Cristina placed a small cheek retractor in Cynthia’s mouth to ensure she had full access to her teeth.

Teeth whotening peroxide optical whitening system

Christina then put an OptraGate protective barrier around the retractor to shield the area around her mouth. Cynthia was now ready for the whitening process to begin.

Cynthia Menard at Archer Dental

Aware that Cynthia was about to travel overseas with the express purpose of smiling for the (many, many) cameras, Christina took precautions to ensure that Cynthia’s gums remained healthy and were protected from the whitening gel. Christina applied a temporary ‘gingival barrier’ between the teeth and the gums to protect the gum tissues during the whitening process.

cleaning intense advanced teeth whitening

Here is what photo activated teeth whitening looks like close up!

peroxide laser white teeth whitening in Toronto at Archer Dental

Christina used a 38% Hydrogen peroxide mix on Cynthia’s teeth in four 15 minute back-to-back sessions of photo-activated whitening. Cynthia had no sensitivity during treatment and was quite comfortable, giving the camera a big thumbs-up at the end of the fourth treatment!

thumbs up Archer Dental teeth whitening

And there was lots of laughing and good cheer. Before leaving, Christina gave Cynthia some final instructions: no coloured foods, take an Advil if needed, and use Sensodyne for any sensitivity.

Cynthia Menard cracks jokes in French

Good luck to Cynthia at the 2017 Miss World competition in Sanya, China! All of us at Archer Dental will be cheering you on from Toronto!