Chairside In-office Whitening
Have you dreamed of a white, bright, smile? Take years off your appearance with a Zoom & Lumi Bright® treatment. Zoom & Lumi Bright is an in-office tooth whitening process widely used throughout the country and around the world to lighten discolored teeth. Tooth discoloration may result from drinking coffee, tea, cola and red wine, or from smoking. The aging process also can stain and darken your teeth.
The Zoom & Lumi Bright in-office tooth whitening procedure uses the Zoom & Lumi Bright Advanced Power Chair-side Lamp® to activate the prescription strength whitening gel. As the hydrogen peroxide is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin to bleach the stained substances, leaving the structure of the tooth unchanged.
Zoom & Lumi Bright at Arlington Dental
At Arlington Dental the Zoom & Lumi Bright Procedure takes 1.5 hours. We first determine if you are a candidate for Zoom & Lumi Bright!
- You need to have a professional cleaning within 6 months
- You must have healthy gums
- There are certain medications that are contraindicated
- You must not be pregnant or breast feeding
- Due to the Length of the procedure and time it requires – YOU MUST GIVE 2 FULL BUSINESS DAYS CANCELLATION
- One to three applications of the gel will be applied for 15 to 20 minutes
- At the time of your appointment you may opt to have sensitivity trays or take home whitening trays made for an additional $50
We will 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 whitening.
Depending on the condition of your teeth and your goals for changing the look of your smile, tooth whitening may not be your best option.
During your consultation and evaluation, we also will note existing dental work, such as crowns and veneers, which will not respond to conventional whitening agents.
The Zoom & Lumi Bright In-Office Whitening Procedure
The procedure begins with a short preparation to cover the lips and gums, leaving the teeth exposed. The dentist then applies the Zoom & Lumi Bright hydrogen peroxide whitening gel, which works together with the Zoom & Lumi Bright light to penetrate the teeth and break up the stains and discoloration.
The gel remains in place for 15 minutes while the light is activated. During this time, you can relax, watch TV or listen to music.
The gel is applied for one to three 15-minute sessions of light activation. Individuals with a strong gag reflex or anxiety may have difficulty undergoing the entire procedure. Many times all of the staining is removed in one application while others require three.
Zoom & Lumi Bright Whitening Aftercare: Maintaining Whitening Effects
For an additional fee ($50) you may opt for Zoom & Lumi Bright home-use touch-up kit that includes custom-fitted whitening trays. Follow your dentist’s instructions for when and how to use this touch-up kit.
To help maintain the whitening effects of your Zoom & Lumi Bright teeth whitening treatment, you should avoid certain foods and beverages, or consume them in moderation to avoid staining your teeth. These include tea, coffee, red wine, cola, etc.
Additionally, tobacco products will stain teeth, even after whitening treatments. Maintain an appropriate oral hygiene (brushing and flossing) regimen to prevent stains from reforming, and visit our office regularly for scheduled teeth cleanings.
Zoom & Lumi Bright Whitening Considerations
Zoom & Lumi Bright may cause extreme sensitivity during treatment. Before you Zoom & Lumi Bright! We recommend that you use Sensodyne toothpaste for a week. The Zoom & Lumi Bright light produces minimal heat, which is usually the source of discomfort. Rarely, minor tingling is experienced immediately after the procedure, but always dissipates.
As with other tooth whitening products, Zoom & Lumi Bright whitening is not recommended for children under 13 years of age, or for pregnant or lactating women. Also, it is important to remember that whitening treatment may not be as effective for some people as it is for others. Only your dentist can determine if Zoom & Lumi Bright teeth whitening is right for you after performing a thorough oral examination that includes a shade assessment.
Zoom & Lumi Bright Teeth Whitening Cost and Treatment Time
The average cost of Zoom & Lumi Bright teeth whitening treatment is $850. Most cosmetic dentistry treatments are not covered by dental insurance. Zoom & Lumi Bright whitening costs are therefore unaffected by most insurance plans.