According to the manufactuer, dental practices can use the Cavex Bite & White ABC Masterkit as an at-home means of supplementing in-office whitening, or as a convenient, time-saving alternative to in-office whitening, with minimal staff training required.
During the recent Chicago Midwinter Meeting, Cavex announced the North American launch of its Cavex Bite&White ABC Masterkit. The manufacturer states the product is designed to make it easier for dental practices to provide whitening services to patients concerned about excessive sensitivity, unnaturally white teeth, or high cost.
To address these patient concerns, Cavex has employed a synergistic three-step process that it says dramatically reduces sensitivity while providing a natural white smile at an affordable price. And even though three steps are involved, the overall process is still very convenient for patients.
Cavex Bite&White ABC Masterkit consists of three components facilitating three steps. In Step A-for “Activation”-the user brushes with Cavex Bite & White Stainless, which removes surface stains and plaque and raises the pH of the mouth. This creates the perfect environment for Step B-for “Brightening”-in which the patient fills dentist-provided trays with a whitening gel containing 16 percent carbamide peroxide (equal to 6 percent hydrogen peroxide). This unique gel exhibits thixotropic behavior: it adheres to the tooth surface rather than running to the tooth neck and gingiva, where sensitivity can be a problem with other whiteners. The gel also contains potassium nitrate to further avoid sensitivity, as well as sodium fluoride to reinforce enamel. The trays need only be worn for 50 to 60 minutes.
Step C-for “Conditioning”-involves the user placing Cavex Bite&White ExSense gel in the trays, which should be worn for 10 minutes. The ExSense gel contains a revolutionary blend of hydroxyapatite and a hydro-dispersing clay. The clay accelerates the dispersion of the hydroxyapatite deep into the tubules and micro-cracks in the enamel, thereby sealing off the areas most likely to cause sensitivity. The hydroxyapatite also initiates a process of crystallization that helps restore micro-hardness and accelerate the re-mineralization process.
According to the manufactuer, dental practices can use the Cavex Bite&White ABC Masterkit as an at-home means of supplementing in-office whitening, or as a convenient, time-saving alternative to in-office whitening, with minimal staff training required.
The Cavex Bite&White ABC Masterkit is distributed in the United States by Benco Dental and Practicon Dental.
For more information, visit http://www.cavex.nl/en/.