What is DASH whitening?
DASH is a whitening process that lightens discoloration of enamel and dentin.
Will DASH work for me?
Dash whitening achieves the best results on yellow and brown tooth stains. Teeth with gray shading caused by tetracycline or other medications may respond to Dash treatment; however, whitening may be less effective on this kind of discoloration. Keep in mind that crowns and other tooth-colored restorations will not whiten. To avoid a technicolor effect and maintain uniform color, tooth-colored restorations may require replacement after the whitening procedure. Our highly trained staff will help you decide if DASH is the most effective whitening treatment for you.
Is whitening my teeth with DASH safe?
Yes, research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth under the supervision of a dentist is safe. In fact, many dentists consider whitening the safest cosmetic dental procedure available. As with any tooth whitening product, DASH is not recommended for children under 18 years of age and pregnant or lactating women.
How does DASH work?
The DASH light-activated whitening gel’s active ingredient is Hydrogen Peroxide. As Hydrogen Peroxide is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin, whitening any colored substance while keeping the structure of the tooth unchanged. The light aids in activating the Hydrogen Peroxide and helps it penetrate the surface of the tooth. DASH also contains amorphous calcium phosphate (ACP), potassium nitrate and flouride, ingredients proven to be beneficial to teeth and for relieving sensitivity.
How long is the procedure?
The entire procedure takes just over one hour. The procedure begins with a preparation period followed by one hour of whitening.
Is the DASH in-office procedure painful?
No. During the procedure, you can relax while laying back.
Are the results long lasting?
By following some simple post whitening care instructions, your teeth will be lighter than they were before. We recommend flossing and brushing twice daily.
Why is DASH better than other whiteners?
Over-the-counter tooth whitening strips, brush-on gels and toothpastes take weeks or months to whiten your teeth just a few shades. DASH is clinically proven to whiten your teeth eight shades in one hour.
Are there any side effects?
Some people experience temporary increased tooth sensitivity to cold during treatment. These symptoms disappear within 1-3 days after completion of the treatment.