Olivia Family Dental
Dr. Mark Moorse
"Partners in a Healthy Smile"
Call: (320) 523-1441

Sapphire Whitening System

A bright, healthy smile boosts confidence and is aesthetically pleasing to others. While there are many bleaching treatments on the market, it can be difficult to know which one to choose. The Sapphire Whitening System is available as an in-office treatment and take-home treatment. It has proven to whiten teeth by up to 7 shades in 30 minutes.

The creators of the Professional Sapphire Whitening System have engineered a unique mix of active ingredients to ensure that sensitivity is minimized while teeth whitening effects are maximized. In addition to whitening components, the Sapphire gel also contains minerals and fluoride, allowing teeth to remain healthy and strong.

The in-office and take-home Sapphire Professional treatments both remove stains easily. Examples of reversible stains include:

  • Yellowing caused by aging

  • Tobacco stains

  • Stains caused by pigmented foods and drinks (like red wine)

The Sapphire professional chairside treatment

Before the teeth can be bleached, surface plaque, debris and calculus need to be removed by way of prophylaxis (teeth cleaning). If signs of gum inflammation and decay are present, these will need to be managed by the dentist before the Sapphire whitening gel is applied. Usually the dentist will photograph the teeth prior to applying the bleaching gel, so before-and-after comparisons can be made.

The Sapphire Professional Chairside treatment contains 25% hydrogen peroxide. The whitening gel is applied to the teeth for either 30 minutes or 60 minutes, depending on severity of staining. Though results vary for each patient, Sapphire whitening gel lightens teeth by approximately 7 shades in 30 minutes and 12 shades in 60 minutes. Sapphire whitening is chemically activated, so no heat, lasers or lamps are required.


Sapphire professional take-home k

Sapphire Professional take-home kits work as effectively as in-office treatment. The advantage of the do-it-yourself option is cost-effectiveness and personal control over treatment. The take-home gel contains either 22% or 32% carbamide peroxide, compared to the hydrogen peroxide used in chair-side whitening. For optimal results, the whitening gel should be used for 3 minutes for 10-14 days. Everything needed to whiten the teeth is included in the take-home kit, including gel, syringes, customized trays and Sapphire Brilliance toothpaste.

Here is a step-by-step guide for using Sapphire Professional take-home kits:

  • Brush and floss the teeth carefully

  • Apply a moderate line of gel into the whitening trays

  • Every tooth indentation in the tray should contain roughly the same amount of gel

  • Take care not to overfill the trays

  • Insert the whitening trays over the teeth

  • Carefully wipe away any excess gel

  • Wait for 3 minutes then remove the mouthpiece

  • Rinse the mouth with water and mouthwash

  • Clean the trays thoroughly

  • Contact your dental office for refills

If you have any questions or concerns about Sapphire, please contact your dentist.