If you prefer teeth that are immediately whiter right now or you would rather whiten your teeth over a few nights while you sleep, Dr. Gray has your answer with LumiBrite! The LumiBrite In-Office Whitening System uses proprietary technology to whiten your teeth an average of two-three shades* in a little over an hour while you relax at your dentist’s office. It’s ideal for anyone who wants immediate results. The Venus Take-Home Whitening System uses a revolutionary patent-pending gel to whiten your teeth an average of two shades in three nights*. And you may go even lighter with additional applications. Start on Friday and by Monday you’ll have a whole new smile.
Strips or paint-on gels are a waste of time. Get your teeth whiter in a fraction of the time with LumiBrite.
LumiBrite is a bleaching process that lightens discoloration of enamel and dentin.
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.
Just about anyone can benefit from tooth whitening. However, treatment may not be as effective for some as it is for others. With an oral exam, Dr. Gray can determine if you are a candidate for this procedure, including a shade assessment.
Absolutely! A bright, beautiful smile can make a big difference. The LumiBrite Whitening System makes it easier and faster than ever before.
Yes, research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth under the supervision of a dental office is safe. In fact, many dentists consider whitening the safest cosmetic dental procedure available. As with any tooth whitening product, LumiBrite is not recommended for children under 13 years of age and pregnant or lactating women.
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, and touch-ups with take-home whitening gel. These are professional formula products designed specifically to keep your teeth their brightest.
Yes! Consulting Dr. Gray is always the first step to whitening your teeth safely. Over-the-counter tooth whitening strips, brush-on gels and toothpastes take weeks or months to whiten your teeth just a few shades. LumiBrite is clinically proven to whiten your teeth two shades or more in one hour.
The LumiBrite 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 LumiBrite light aids in activating the Hydrogen Peroxide and helps it penetrate the surface of the tooth.
No. During the procedure, patients can actually listen to music and many fall asleep.
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.
The entire procedure takes just under two hours. The procedure begins with a preparation period followed by one hour of bleaching.
The Venus take-home gel is designed to be worn up to an hour per application. Dr. Gray will advise you on how long you should wear each application. A recent study showed that you can achieve an average improvement of two shades or more after just 5 nights of use.
The main difference between the two systems is that you use the Venus Take-Home System in the convenience of your own home over a few nights. The LumiBrite In-Office System is performed entirely in the office and see same day results.