Why Spa Dent?
Spa-Dent offers maximum whitening, in the least amount of time with virtually no sensitivity, all under the care of your dental professional. Sure there are many options out there to whiten your teeth, but none offer the level of comfort, convenience and confidence you’ll find with Spa-Dent. And no matter what stage you are at in life, you’ll appreciate how our cutting-edge approach to whitening has minimal interference in how you live, but has a significant positive impact on how you look and feel about yourself.
How much does Spa Dent cost:
$500; includes one in office treatment as well as customized take home trays for touch ups
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How does Spa Dent work?
Basic Structure of the Teeth
To understand how Spa-Dent works, it is important to understand the basic structure of the teeth. Enamel, the outer, somewhat translucent surface of teeth, is very hard, but it's also porous. The Spa-Dent whitening system was scientifically designed to remove not only outer stains on the teeth, but also get through the tiny pores in the enamel and whiten below the surface, in the dentin. Dentin is the deeper layer, where stains from food, drinking, and smoking accumulate over time, making your teeth look darker — often brown or yellow, rather than white and bright.
How peroxide reacts with Teeth stains
Spa-Dent’s gel formulation is delivered in a unique prefilled, dual arch tray for comfortable application and whitening of the entire “smile area”. While many other whitening systems use only a hydrogen peroxide which is active for only a few minutes of time, Spa-Dent uses Carbamide peroxide to stay stable, fresh, and potent, so it's maximally effective at the moment and for the duration of use. The peroxide breaks down and releases highly reactive ions — parts of the peroxide molecule — that are so small and chemically active that they travel through the pores in the enamel, reaching into the teeth to fight stains. When the ions reach the stains, they break chemical bonds in the stains, causing them to become colorless, visibly whitening the teeth!
How Light reacts with stains
The SD-800 Blue and Red LED light is the ultimate whitening "accelerating" device with the safety and comfort of the patient at the forefront. The SD-800 operates within two narrow band nanometer ranges one in the blue light spectrum and the other in the red light spectrum. Certain wavelengths of blue light energy activate the peroxide in our Spa-Dent gel formulation to accelerate whitening. The red light has been shown by NASA to be effective for healing. Spa-Dent scientists were very careful about what kind of light to use and chose LEDs for their safety and effectiveness. They knew that heat, or very short wavelengths of light, could provide a great deal of energy. However, both can damage living tissue, cause pain, and can even destroy the nerves and pulp of teeth. Some whitening lights contain UV light – the same wavelength that can cause skin damage. It's very important to choose the correct wavelength of light that will work safely!
Spa-Dent whitening gel and the SD-800 LED Light
In the Spa-Dent whitening session, the SD-800 Blue and Red LED device works powerfully with Spa-Dent Gel formulation, to whiten teeth quickly – in just 20 minutes. After the whitening tray is inserted by your dental professional, the light is shone onto the teeth for 20 minutes. When the light is applied to teeth coated with the Spa-Dent whitening gel formulation, the SD-800 improves the chemical reaction that occurs. It makes more efficient use of the same amount of peroxide – speeding up the reaction, producing more of the ions that whiten teeth – maximizing the action and efficacy of the whitener. Our gel absorbs the energy, which photochemically "excites" the peroxide molecules into breaking down faster. It provides "activating energy" that speeds up and improves the performance of whitening. The Red light is used to stimulate cellular regeneration which helps to heal minor mouth irritations and minimize any sensitivity.