Can you strengthen your teeth while you sleep?

 

If you were able to take one step before bedtime that could help prevent tooth decay and treat sensitivity while you sleep, would you do it?

A new toothpaste ingredient developed by Queen Mary University of London, provides a new tooth repair technology which could bring relief to the millions of adults and children around the world, according to a report by Medical News Today.

Toothpastes containing BioMInF are able to slowly release calcium, phosphate and fluoride ions over an 8-12 hour timeframe to form fluorapatite mineral to rebuild, strengthen and protect tooth structure. The slow release of fluoride has been identified to be particularly beneficial in prevention of 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,” said Professor Robert Hill, Chair of Dental Physical Sciences at Queen Mary, University of London, who led the team which developed BioMin and won the 2013 Armourers and Brasiers Venture Prize.

Hill, co-founded BioMin Technologies, which will be led by chief executive Richard Whatley. Whatley, who has worked for market leading companies such as Dentsply and KaVo, brings 30 years of international management experience within the dental industry to the BioMin team.

For the full story, visit: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/308970.php

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