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Dash In-Office Whitening System

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IN-OFFICE
Syringe Whitening System
30% Hydrogen Peroxide
Average Price:N/A
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Dash In-office Whitening Review

Discus Dental (recently acquired by Philips) is the manufacturer behind many of today's most popular teeth whitening brands, including: NiteWhite, DayWhite and Zoom Whitening. They've been in business since 1993, founded by Robert Hayman and dentist-to-the-stars, Dr. William Dorfman, contributor to ABC's Extreme Makeover and author of "The Billion Dollar Smile." Due to the recent economic downturn, Dr. Dorfman and crew recently made the decision to bring a more affordable in-office whitening product to their respected mix–and have introduced the Dash™ system.

Whiter Teeth in About an Hour

In your dentist's office, the Dash system is used on your teeth for about 1 hour using a unique 30% hydrogen peroxide formula. Discus' value proposition to dentists is that the system does not require mixing, refrigeration, or an activating light (unlike the Zoom system). Since it's introduction in November of 2009, it has been used on over 500 patients nationwide and usage is expected to grow substantially throughout 2010.

Dentists Save. And So Do You.

What makes Dash a more affordable alternative to other types of in-office whitening is the ease with which dentists can utilize its basic components, thereby lowering their costs. The peroxide formula comes in pre-loaded syringes that eliminate in-office mixing. The syringe itself has a flocked tip that aids in applying the bleaching gel to the teeth. Additionally, each Dash Whitening Kit contains all the equipment needed in the procedure, as well as a syringe of Relief ACP (Amorphous Calcium Phosphate) for patients who experience dental sensitivity. Dash itself is not expected to cause undue sensitivity–it's 30% hydrogen peroxide (HP) gel is gentle enough for most patients, while HP solutions in the 35% to 38% may start to cause trouble for some not-so-sensitive people. Dash is designed to be reliable, fast and affordable for dentists, so they're able to pass the savings on to bargain-hunting patients (at least we hope).

Whitening Results Pending

The real question is, does Dash work as well as its other in-office competitors? The jury is still out. It's only been recently introduced and we haven't had any person-to-person reports yet. However, it's from a reputable company with a positive reputation in teeth whitening.

*note: This system is not affiliated with the Kardashian's "Dash" clothing boutique.*

 
MH, Cairo
Apr 18 '17
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Very bad results>>>no changes at all

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Dr. Prato, Tacoma
Dec 09 '12
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I think the offices should read the booklet that comes with the kit. There are some initial shade of teeth that will not show a great result (such as C-Shade patients and Tetracyline stained teeth). Choosing your cases and managing expectations is key in success. In our office, some of our clients have had dramatic results and some not so dramatic but it is still within at least the 2-3 shade range. We also enroll the patient on a whitening program as a reward for keeping up with their hygiene visits.

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Flexon B. Villaganas, Philippines
Jan 22 '12
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Paid $122.95

It's quiet amazing compare to the other brand I've seen in the market for it has all in one pack, it includes the most material you've need. Plus it has its very own Relief Gel (KNO3 and fluoride) w/ A C P (Amorphous Calcium Phosphate) that helps lessen the sensitivity of the tooth, reconstruct the enamel, restore the luster and delay the color fade back of the tooth depending on the habits of the patients.

Hope this info would be very helpful to the people who wants to buy thier whitening Agents.

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Tom , Andover, MA
Jan 18 '12
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Paid $500.00

Paid $500.00 for my wife's teeth and they don't look all that different. The office in Andover, MA, Dr. Miller at Andover Cosmetic told us they no longer use Zoom but then later told us they do. Major credibility issue here. The office is using Dash because they can charge the same money with less overhead on their end. Crap product...time for a new dentist!!!

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Mohamed Yousef, Egypt
Oct 27 '11
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Paid $50.00

check this one out
http://www.philipsoralhealthcare.com/dash.php
Go to Isolation technique & watch the steps..
compare between image No. 2 ( Take starting shade ) & image No. 10 ( Take final shade) ...... !!!!!!!!!
these people are IDIOTS... they changed the shade using photoshop..... everything is the same... ( look at the Gloves Foldes ) ....
they didn't even had the audacity to use a professional in the program to change the image a pit.....

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Amareta, Canada
Jul 04 '11
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Didn't work at all...

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Carmen, salt lake city, ut
Feb 23 '11
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It worked great! No sensitivity. My teeth look much brighter and whiter. To keep the brighter look I touch up at least once a week using trays I bought at my dentist office. I prefer one hour dash bleaching over having to use trays everyday for 14 days to see results. I love the trays only to touch up at home. The price of dash whitening is so much better than Zoom or Britesmile and since I'm willing to do my part by touching -up at home once a week, it's worth it. I'll be doing dash at my dentist office at least 2 more times this year and touching up frequently at home with trays. I also use toothpaste with whitening ingredients, and always carrie a Britesmile whitening pen with me to touch up on the go! My teeth have never been this bright, and more important, they have stayed white.

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Anonymous, CA, So Cal, CA
Dec 01 '10
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I am a Dental Assistant and my office uses this product. It has been a failure, we barely get a shade change after using it on at least 5 patients. We are switching to another product, this is not working for us. I think Zoom brought this product out because they realized that offices are intelligent enough to know that a light isn't necessary for tooth whitening!

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Joseph Sandberg, DMD,MAGD, Marlton, NJ
Sep 28 '10
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I am a practicing dentist and have used both Zoom and Dash in my office over the last seven years. The results are comparable to each other. The initial immediate results with Zoom are slightly better due to the dehydration effect of the light used during the procedure. The whiteness will fade slightly over several days and the response after a week would be the same as Dash. I always prepare custom whitening trays and provide NiteWhite 22% gel for follow-up use at home after the in-office whitening. This completes the process. I prefer Dash over Zoom since it eliminates the need for the light which does nothing to improve the final results but increases the postoperative sensitivity and can't be used on patients taking certain medications due to photosensitivity. The technique is also less expensive to provide and therefore more affordable to patients.
As with any whitening technique, certain discolorations are not responsive and your expectations must be realistic. Your dentist should be able to determine if you are a candidate for whitening. I have attached some photos with typical results.
If you have further questions you can visit my blog at newjerseycosmeticdentist.org.

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Michael
Sep 13 '10
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The Dash system has pretty much been a failure in the dental world. I have not heard any positive reviews on this system. Discus missed the boat on coming out with a non- light based in-office product.

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Anonymous, Ottawa, Canada
May 01 '10
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There seems to be plenty of information about the company's Zoom solution, so I figure I'd write about my experience with this new solution. My dentist has set this procedure up as 3 sessions (once a week for 3 weeks). Each session is 100$. I'm currently in between my second and third. Overall results so far seem good. After the first session, my front teeth were visibly more white, but the ones more on side remained quite yellow (I'm sure they were more white, but they stand out in comparison to the front). After the second session, my teeth on the side are visibly more white and are approaching the shade of my front teeth. I'm hoping the third session really levels everything out.

Now onto the pain discussion as no teeth whitening discussion is without :P The solution comes with some paste your dentist will apply on your gums to avoid any burns. Except for some minor gaps in application, it works as advertised. My gums look fine right after the procedure, and the minor burns heal within hours. During the procedure, the pain is moderate. As long as there is some music in the background you can probably just tune out for the 45 min it takes. The pain for the next 12-24 hours is exceptional though. After the first session, my teeth ached, but I was able to go out in the evening (approx 9 hours after). After the second session, my teeth ached so much that I had cold sweats. No amount of medication helped, but again, within 9-12 hours (i stayed up late, no point in trying to sleep), the pain subsided enough that I could fall asleep. By the morning, my teeth are almost back to normal.

So is it worth it? My teeth were pretty yellow (no weird spots or anything, just a child hood of too much pop I guess). If my teeth rebound even 50% of their original colour, I'd still be happy.

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