When it comes to having a bright smile, dental patients have many teeth whitening options available. Whitening strips, toothpaste, gels, and bleaching are common treatments, but none provide the same results as the Sapphire™ Whitening System.
The dentists at King Campbell DDS in Pagosa Springs, CO, offer this safe and inexpensive solution to discolored and stained teeth. The chair-side procedure relies on a hydrogen peroxide-based bleaching gel that contains a desensitizing agent. The desensitizing agent simply decreases bleaching-related sensitivity.
Here, they answer some frequently asked questions about the Sapphire teeth whitening system.
Dentists Answer 3 FAQs About the Sapphire Teeth Whitening System
1. Is It Safe?
As with any teeth whitening product, Sapphire Teeth Whitening isn’t recommended for children younger than 13 or pregnant or lactating women. Beyond that, extensive research and studies show teeth whitening performed under the supervision of a dentist is safe. Actually, many oral health care professionals consider it to be the safest cosmetic dental procedure available.
2. Are There Any Side Effects?
There is always a risk of increased sensitivity anytime you perform a teeth whitening procedure. With the Sapphire technique, some patients experience a temporary increased tooth sensitivity to cold, but those symptoms tend to disappear after one to three days.
3. How Long Does It Take?
The Sapphire teeth whitening procedure takes approximately an hour, and dentists recommend having a cleaning before your session, which can add another hour or so to your appointment. The procedure includes a preparation period and 45 minutes of whitening.
If you’re interested in achieving a brighter, whiter smile, call King Campbell DDS today at (970) 731-2126 to schedule a teeth whitening appointment. You can also learn more about their services online.