Some would refer to this as ” ZOOM” – the in-office effects are the same, if not better, without the sensitivity.
Lumi-white is another brand from DenMat we prefer because the results are great and patients dont have pain!
We offer light, medium, to heavy whitening treatments: with stronger bleaching involves a higher intensity lights. We customize according to each individual. Usually after this treatment, we recommend patients to continue maintaining their white teeth at home. We have custom trays available. Patients just place the bleaching gel inside and use it at home, they will notice results in about quickly as a few weeks (most people see a noticeable difference in a few months).
As we make the custom trays, Dr. Lee makes sure to put little bubbles or wells in the trays in the front part of your smile. The extra gel immerses the teeth in bleaching gel and completely whitens each tooth. Some dental practices don’t pay attention to this extra little detail. Over the counter whitening products are messier but can get the same results after a longer period of time.
Start now and you’ll have a whole new smile with the safe and effective procedure.
What can cause tooth discoloration?
There are many causes. The most common include aging and consumption of staining substances such as coffee, tea or tobacco. During tooth formation consumption of tetracycline, certain antibiotics or excessive fluoride may also cause tooth discoloration.
Who may benefit from tooth whitening?
Just about anyone can benefit from tooth whitening. However, treatment may not be as effective for some as it is for others- depends on your eating and drinking, and other habits. With an oral exam, Dr. Lee can determine if you are a candidate for this procedure, including a shade assessment. Dr Lee prefers to provide bleaching to adults. Children can wait! Teenagers are a case by case basis.
Is tooth whitening safe?
Yes, research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth under the supervision of a dentist is safe. In fact, many dentists consider whitening the safest cosmetic dental procedure available. As with any tooth whitening product, LUMI-WHITE is not recommended for children and pregnant or lactating women.
Do the results last a long time?
By following some simple post whitening care instructions, your teeth will always be lighter than they were before. We recommend flossing, brushing twice daily with whitening toothpaste if sensitivity is not a factor, and touch-ups with take-home gel. These are professional formula products designed specifically to keep your teeth their brightest. They are available through our office. Remember the at-home trays- they definitely help keep up the brightness!
Is there any difference between over-the-counter tooth whiteners and IN-OFFICE PROCEDURES
Yes! Consulting Dr. Lee is always the first step to whitening your teeth safely. Over-the-counter tooth whitening is clinically proven to whiten your teeth eight shades* in one hour or six shades* in just one weekend.
How does the LUMI-WHITE In-Office System work?
The Zoom! light-activated whitening gel’s active ingredient is Hydrogen Peroxide. As Hydrogen Peroxide is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin, bleaching any colored substance while keeping the structure of the tooth unchanged. The added light aids in activating the Hydrogen Peroxide and helps it penetrate the surface of the tooth.
Are there any side effects?
Some people experience temporary increased tooth sensitivity to cold during treatment. These symptoms disappear within 1-3 days after interruption or completion of the treatment. We recommend sensitivity toothpastes after and maybe for awhile. However, we have had wonderful results with the Lumi-White!
How long is the procedure?
The entire procedure takes just over one hour. The procedure begins with a preparation period followed by one hour of bleaching. A five-minute fluoride treatment completes the procedure (we recommend a cleaning and relatively healthy gums prior to the actual Whitening session).
How long does Take-Home Whitening take?
The take-home gel is designed to be worn between four and eight hours per application. Dr. Lee will advise you on how long you should wear each application. A recent study showed that you can achieve an average improvement of six shades* after just three nights of use. We will help you determine how many applications are right for you.