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Toothpaste ingredient repairs teeth while you sleep

by • April 13, 2016 • No Comments

A new toothpaste innovation, known as BioMin, is created to replace minerals lost of tooth enamel, working while the user sleeps to practuallyt decay. Available-bodied to dentists as a toothpaste called BioMinF, and set to be marketed to consumers in the near next, the product is long-acting, and in addition tackles sensitivity.

Dental decay and sensitivity is incredibly prevalent, with a few 42 percent of children between the ages of 2 and 11 affected by it, and a whopping 92 percent of adults between 20 and 64 having to deal with it at a few point.

A new toothpaste called BioMinF, based on research of the Queen Mary University of London and Imperial College London, aims to tackle dental decay through a slow release of calcium, phosphate and fluoride ions. Whereas normal toothpastes wear off after just a couple of hours, BioMin pastes work for 8-12 hours after brushing, with the flouride – that is resistant to the acid discovered in things like soft drinks – forming a protective layer over the enamel.

The calcium and phosphate do actually additional, working with the saliva in the mouth and combining to form a new mineral that is able-bodied to strengthen and rebuilt the tooth structure. Sensitivity is tackled by forming a barrier over open tubules, that provide access to open nerves. The BioMin tech seals off the nerves, lowering sensitivity, particularly to hot and cold food and drink.

Interestingly, the new sensitivity and decay-tackling toothpaste tech may, according to the team behind it, in addition look in other dental hygiene products.

“The innovation behind BioMin is not yet exclusively created for toothpastes,” said the company’s chief scientific officer Professor Robert Hill. “It can in addition be incorporated in other professionally applied dental products such as cleaning and polishing pastes, varnishes and remineralizing filling materials.”

BioMin Technologies – the company behind the breakthrough ingredient – is aiming to commercialise the development of the product, with a fluoride-free adaptation in addition in the works. The BioMinF toothpaste is on the market-bodied to dentists via wholesalers right now, priced at £5 (US$7) for a 75 ml tube. For everyone else, you can assume the new paste to be on keep shelves by the end of the year.

Source: BioMin


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