Cavex, a Dutch manufacturer of professional dental products, has announced the North American launch of its Cavex Bite&White ABC Masterkit. 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 developed a three-step process that reduces sensitivity while providing a natural white smile at an affordable price.
In Step A—“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—“Brightening”—in which the patient fills dentist-provided trays with a whitening gel containing 16% carbamide peroxide (equal to 6% hydrogen peroxide). The 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 reduce sensitivity, as well as sodium fluoride to reinforce enamel. The trays only need to be worn for 50 to 60 minutes.
Step C—“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 blend of hydroxyapatite and a hydro-dispersing clay. The clay accelerates the dispersion of the hydroxyapatite deep into the tubules and microcracks in the enamel, thereby sealing off the areas most likely to cause sensitivity. The hydroxyapatite also initiates a process of crystallization that helps restore microhardness and accelerate the remineralization process.
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 great success we are seeing with European dental practices [proves] that, with the Cavex Bite&White ABC Masterkit, whitening need not be frightening,” said Hans Maarten den Boer, Cavex managing director. “And that is great news for people looking for a naturally white smile with no sensitivity and at a reasonable price and for dental practices looking to efficiently increase their teeth whitening production.”
The Cavex Bite&White ABC Masterkit is distributed in the United States by Benco Dental and Practicon Dental.
For more information on the Cavex Bite&White ABC Masterkit or other Cavex products, visit cavex.nl/en.