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Breakthrough toothpaste ingredient hardens teeth while you sleep

(Source: BioMin Technologies) (Source: BioMin Technologies)

(WTVM/IVANHOE NEWSWIRE) - A new toothpaste ingredient which puts back the lost minerals from tooth enamel and helps prevent decay and treat sensitivity while you sleep is available online and from specialist dental distributors now. It's expected to be available in stores by the end of the year.

The new BioMinF toothpaste ingredient provides a new tooth repair technology which will bring relief to the millions of adults and children around the world who are prone to tooth decay and sensitivity.

Dental decay is the most prevalent disease worldwide and the majority of adults will also experience tooth sensitivity at some stage during their lives. 

Toothpastes containing BioMInF are able to slowly release calcium, phosphate and fluoride ions over an 8-12 hour time frame to rebuild, strengthen and protect tooth structure. The slow release of fluoride has been identified to be particularly beneficial in preventing tooth decay.

"Using remineralising toothpaste makes teeth far more resistant to attack from acidic soft drinks like fruit juices and sodas. It is also much more effective than conventional toothpastes where the active ingredients, such as soluble fluoride, are washed away and become ineffective less than two hours after brushing," says Professor Robert Hill, Chair of Dental Physical Sciences at Queen Mary, University of London, who led the team which developed BioMin.

"This breakthrough innovation could significantly reduce dental decay and also tooth sensitivity problems which are often experienced by people eating or drinking something cold," says Professor Hill.

A fluoride free version of BioMin is also being developed for individuals who do not want or need fluoride toothpaste.

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