If you prefer teeth that are immediately whiter right now or you would rather whiten your teeth over a few nights while you sleep, Dr. Amy has your answer with Dash! The Dash In-Office Whitening System uses proprietary technology to whiten your teeth an average of eight shades in a little over an hour while you relax at your dentists office. Its ideal for anyone who wants immediate results. Strips or paint-on gels are a waste of time. Get your teeth whiter in a fraction of the time with Dash.
For more information about in-office whitening or to schedule a consultation appointment, call our office at 626-307-7196.
What can cause teeth discoloration?
There are many causes. The most common include aging and consumption of staining substances such as coffee, tea or tobacco. During tooth formation consumption of tetracycline, certain antibiotics or excessive fluoride may also cause tooth discoloration.
Who may benefit from teeth whitening?
Just about anyone can benefit from teeth whitening. However, treatment may not be as effective for some as it is for others. With an oral exam, Dr. Amy can determine if you are a candidate for this procedure, including a shade assessment.
Is teeth whitening 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 teeth whitening product, Dash is not recommended for children under 13 years of age and pregnant or lactating women.
Is there any difference between over-the-counter teeth whiteners and Dash?
Yes! Consulting Dr. Amy is always the first step to whitening your teeth safely. Over-the-counter teeth 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 or six shades in just one weekend.
How does the Dash In-Office System 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, bleaching any colored substance while keeping the structure of the tooth unchanged. The Dash light aids in activating the Hydrogen Peroxide and helps it penetrate the surface of the tooth.
How long is the procedure?
The entire procedure takes just over 90 minutes. The procedure begins with a preparation period followed by 90 minutes of bleaching. A five-minute fluoride treatment completes the procedure (we recommend a cleaning prior to the actual in-office whitening session).
Do the results last a long time?
By following some simple post whitening care instructions, your teeth will always be lighter than they were before. We recommend flossing, brushing twice daily with Zoom! Whitening Toothpaste, and touch-ups with Zoom! Take-Home Gel. These are professional formula products designed specifically to keep your teeth their brightest. They are available through our office.
Considerations for In-Office Teeth Whitening
The in-office procedure is not painful; patients can actually watch television or listen to music during the procedure. Some people experience temporary increased tooth sensitivity to cold during treatment. These symptoms disappear within 1-3 days after interruption or completion of the treatment.