Dayli: The Clear Choice in 1.1% Neutral Sodium Fluoride and 5% Potassium Nitrate GelsIntroducing the clear choice for relief from whitening sensitivity. Dayli™ is a prescription strength brush-on gel offering maximum fluoride protection (5,000 ppm) and sensitivity relief (5% Potassium Nitrate). Dayli is sweetened with Xylitol, a proven plaque inhibitor. And Dayli´s crystal clear, dye-free formula won´t stain teeth and undermine your good work. Dayli is available in Fresh Mint and Grape and comes with our 100% guarantee. The switch is on! Ask your dealer for Dayli for dispensing to your patients or call us at 1-800-474-8681 and we’ll immediately ship your order in your dealer’s name.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Why do the peroxide bleaching agents found in tooth whitening products cause tooth sensitivity?
- The breakdown of the peroxide in whitening products expands dentinal tubules, increasing the pulp's sensitivity to hot and cold stimuli such as food and beverages. Potential sources include exposure of the tooth to elevated temperature for an extended period of time (activation lights) during bleaching, dehydration of the tooth and the penetration of the peroxide bleaching agent into the nerve tissue.
- What benefit does 1.1% Neutral Sodium Fluoride provide in a daily application?
- Dayli contains 1.1% Neutral Sodium Fluoride (5,000 ppm), the maximum level of fluoride allowed by FDA in a take-home use product. Dayli's sodium fluoride ions infiltrate the dentinal tubules and effectively block access to the pulp chamber to help relieve tooth sensitivity. Patients who brush with Dayli for one to two weeks prior to whitening can remineralize tooth structure and reduce or prevent sensitivity. The NSF is also effective at caries prevention for higher caries prone patients.
- What benefit does the 5% Potassium Nitrate provide in the formula?
- Dayli contains the maximum amount (5%) of the active ingredient potassium nitrate allowed by FDA to treat and protect against hypersensitivity. Potassium nitrate is a chemical compound that penetrates the exposed tubules to calm the nerves inside the tooth by preventing the transmission of the painful stimuli. Most of today's sensitive toothpaste brands use 5% potassium nitrate to relieve sensitivity.
- Does having a crystal clear, dye-free formula help whitening patients reduce potential stain?
- Dayli's brand name and clear formula are expected to improve patient compliance. While we understand that most oral care products will not stain teeth, common sense suggests that it's best to avoid consuming products containing dyes if we desire to maintain a "Hollywood Smile" for a longer period of time. For whitening patients who have invested $300-$800 for an in-office whitening procedures it makes even more sense. We believe Dayli's clear, dye-free formula is the best possible product fit for cosmetically driven patients.
- How long does it take for most patients to relieve the pain and discomfort of tooth sensitivity?
- Speed of relief will vary with each patient. On average, patients brushing with products like Dayli once daily at bedtime should experience relief within two weeks. This is the case with post-whitening sensitivity. Patients brushing one to two weeks prior to tooth whitening can remineralize tooth structure and help reduce or prevent the occurrence of tooth sensitivity.
- For what other patient indications does Dayli for Whitening Sensitivity provide a benefit?
- Additional patient indications include: Recurrent caries, rampant caries, secondary caries, orthodontic decalcification, bulimic patients to help control acid dissolution, post periodontal scaling and xerostomia-induced caries.
- What type of dental practice would benefit most from dispensing Dayli to their patients?
- Dayli is primarily an adult product so general practitioners focused on adult cosmetic procedures are the primary target audience. With the exception of rampant caries most of the clinical indications involve adult dentition. Heavy users of Discus Dental's Nite–White and Ultradent's Opalescene brands as well as those offices using Zoom lights usually dispense fluorides to help patients reduce pain and discomfort associated with tooth bleaching procedures. Proponents of in-office dispensing cite enhanced patient convenience and adherence to the treatment as reasons for initiating a dispensing protocol. When better than after a whitening procedure?
- How do dispensing offices bill take home products like Dayli for Whitening Sensitivity?
- For dental insurance reimbursement, code D9910 "Application of desensitizing medicament" is used but be warned that this code has a poor track record for reimbursement. To get started, some offices apply the product chairside with a tray or brush and send the patient home with the tube.
Since offices can purchase a tube of Dayli for as little as $6.00 per tube, the most effective way is to bill it into the cost of the whitening treatment and give it away. Whitening patients that avoid tooth sensitivity are good candidates to repeat the procedure every few years. Those patients who experience pain and discomfort are less likely to undergo a second whitening treatment. The whitening procedure revenue associated with repeated treatments more than offsets the cost of a tube of Dayli. It is important to note that offices selling take-home products are obligated to collect sales tax. Dental offices need to consult their local state tax code for specifics rules.
Dispensing Sales Model 500 annual whitening treatments x $6.00 ($12.00 SRP - $6.00 Std.Cost) = $3,000 Non-Chair Revenue.
*Whitening treatments and profit margins vary with each office. Plug in the specific office information and simply calculate the incremental dispensing revenue
- Does Dayli contain an abrasive agent like pumice or silica? If not, why not?
- No, Dayli does not contain an abrasive since it is intended to be used as an adjunct along with the patients' regular fluoride toothpaste. Additionally, since the patient is recommended to brush on Dayli nightly prior to bedtime and not rinse, adding an abrasive agent would be less comfortable for the patient.
- What role does Xylitol play in preventing caries or treating hypersensitivity?
- Xylitol, is a naturally occurring 5-carbon sugar alcohol found in many fruits and vegetables. It is clinically proven to reduce plaque-forming bacteria and plaque debris and facilitate the remineralization of enamel without promoting tooth decay. Xylitol is commonly found in chewing gum, toothpaste and fluoride varnish. Its ability to enhance remineralization helps in caries prevention and reducing hypersensitivity (tooth sensitivity).
- How many applications in a 2 oz. tube of Dayli for Whitening Sensitivity?
- Applying Dayli for Whitening Sensitivity on a toothbrush provides 128 individual applications.
- What are the difference between Dayli and an OTC sensitive toothpaste like Sensodyne®?
- Dayli contains the maximum amount of fluoride allowable by the FDA for a home use product (5000 ppm). OTC toothpaste contains 1000 ppm. Dayli is recommended to be used once daily prior to bedtime. OTC sensitivity dentifrice is recommended to be used twice daily in place of your regular toothpaste. Finally Dayli does not contain an abrasive while OTC sensitive toothpaste does. Since it's recommended that patients DO NOT RINSE after applying Dayli, the lack of an abrasive gives the patient a smoother, cleaner mouth feel. Patients who use Dayli in addition to their regular toothpaste are expected to have better compliance as past market research studies have shown toothpaste to be second only to cigarettes in consumer brand loyalty.