Your smile is important. It is one of the first things you notice when you meet someone. A whiter, brighter smile is beautiful. It can help you feel better about yourself and make a memorable impression! Take a first step to feeling good and looking great.
Teeth become discolored by age, tobacco use, certain medications, and staining foods and beverages such as coffee, tea, and red wine. Fortunately, in most cases our office can whiten teeth that have become stained. Using the latest technology, we can now perform a complete whitening procedure in a single office visit. Whether you're 18 or 81, a bright smile can boost your confidence and make you feel better about yourself.
Using a Luma Whitening System, the entire whitening process takes less than 1 hour. Although not everyone can benefit from tooth whitening (it cannot lighten fillings or crowns, for example), most people with heathy teeth are potential candidates. The entire procedure is done in our office. Your upper and lower teeth are whitened at the same time. Your new smile can help you look younger, healthier, and more vibrant. The results may last for years, depending on your lifestyle.
Although whitening teeth has become popular lately, the idea is not new. Over time, many technical improvements have been made and the process has
been thoroughly studied and safety-tested. Scientific articles have shown that the materials used by our office to whiten your teeth are effective and safe. It does not change the structure of teeth;
it merely makes them appear whiter and brighter.
The whitening procedure is not painful. Although some patients experience increased tooth sensitivity, this usually disappears in a day or so. Even people who are fearful of dental procedures generally find the procedure easy to tolerate. No heat, no needles or drills are used and you can swallow normally during the procedure. Protective glasses shade your eyes from the light.
Although our staff will explain the whitening procedure in greater details, the process is simple. The whitening light activates the whitening solution that is applied to your teeth, making the whitening process fast and easy. After several minutes, the light shuts off, the whitening solution is taken off, fresh solution is applied, and the whitening light is turned on again. This may be repeated a few more times. Then the whitening solution is removed completely and you can begin to enjoy your new smile.
As compared with other professional teeth whitening products, one advantage of the LumaCool ™ system is that the amount of actual treatment time is about two-thirds less than that required with other in-office whitening systems.