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Whitening Teeth with LUMIBRITE Chairside Whitening!
Dr. Galera’s patients are WOWed by the sensitivity free whitening that comes withwhitening - before and after
LUMIBRITE Professional Chairside Whitening!

Lumibrite Chairside Whitening is a gentle, safe and effective professional whitening method that produces whitening results in as little as 30 minutes of treatment time.  Formulated with hydrogen peroxide, this professional whitening system is used in conjunction with the Sapphire Supreme Light, and the system is proven to produce greater whitening effects.

Lumibrite uses the combination of a desensitizer and patented whitening gel to reduce the chairtime required for effective teeth whitening.  Also, with fluoride as an added benefit, teeth are protected from demineralization and caries.

Lumibrite Tooth Whitening Consultation and Treatment Planning
Before deciding whether Lumibrite in-office tooth whitening is right for you, we will first conduct a comprehensive examination of your teeth and gums to ensure proper health, as well as talk with you about your oral hygiene and lifestyle habits to determine if you will benefit from tooth whitening procedures.  This will help you decide on the tooth whitening product or technique that’s best for you.

You may also consider teeth whitening if you are planning other cosmetic dental procedures — such as veneers or composite bonding — in order to ensure a better match between the restoration and your natural dentition, or after the removal of braces.

The In-Office Lumibrite Teeth Whitening Procedure
The Lumibrite Chairside whitening uses hydrogen peroxide gels.  The Lumibrite procedure takes about one hour or less, depending on the degree of tooth discoloration and the desired whitening results.  Prior to treatment, prophylaxis (hygienic cleaning) is required to remove plaque or calculus.

Once your teeth are adequately prepared, the current tooth shade is recorded, your lips and gums are isolated, and lip moisturizer is applied.  We will then apply the Lumibrite Desensitizing Enhancer and allow it to set for one minute.  Lumibrite Whitening Gel is then applied to the front surface of your teeth and activated with the Sapphire Supreme Light.   After 30 minutes, the gel is removed and the teeth are rinsed.  Excess water and whitening gel are suctioned away.

If the desired whitening shade has been achieved after 30 minutes, there is no need for a second application.  However, if further whitening is desired, we will perform another 30-minute application, as previously described.

Lumibrite Teeth Whitening Considerations
Similar to other tooth whitening products, Lumibrite is not recommended for children under 12 years of age.  It also is not recommended for patients who are pregnant or nursing.  Treatment outcomes vary case-to-case, and results may not be as effective for some as they are for others.  Also, anyone with an allergy or sensitivity to peroxides should avoid using the Lumibrite Whitening System.