Sapphire Whitening is a teeth whitening system performed in the safety and comfort of your dentist’s office. It is a highly safe procedure that has been show to be highly effective for patients over the age of 13 who want to achieve brighter, whiter smiles. Sapphire cuts through years of stains and discoloration, ultimately lightening the enamel and dentin several shades lighter than they were prior to treatment. Most in-office sessions take just one hour from start to finish, after which time patients are shown their brilliant new smiles.
Did you know…
that tooth staining, discoloration and yellowing can be caused by several different factors? Aging and genetics are major contributors to tooth color, although consuming certain foods and drinks like coffee and red wine can also cause staining. Other culprits of discoloration include tobacco products, antibiotics and consumption of tetracycline.
If you live in Pleasanton and are interested in lightening the color of your teeth by as many as 9 to 12 shades in a single dental visit, Sapphire Teeth Whitening may be right for you. In order to be a candidate for the procedure, you must be at least 13 years of age and not currently breastfeeding or pregnant. For more information about Sapphire Teeth Whitening or to schedule your treatment, contact your dentist today.
Prior to your treatment, you will need to have your teeth professionally cleaned. When the whitening session begins, there will be a short preparatory period, after which time you will undergo a 45-minute whitening treatment. Because Sapphire uses a whitening light, you will need to wear protective eyewear during this time.
Results vary from patient to patient, and whitening is more effective for some people than it is for others. It is normal to experience some tooth sensitivity immediately following your treatment, although most symptoms subside within 24 to 72 hours. You can help preserve your new smile by flossing and brushing your teeth at least twice each day. Continue to visit your Pleasanton dentist for routine cleanings and exams, and ask about occasional at-home touch-ups using the Sapphire take-home gel.