Sensitive Teeth Explained
Wednesday, 6 November 2019 | Admin
If you’re like 40% of the population and are familiar with the short, sharp twinge of pain associated with sensitive teeth, then you may be interested in understanding what it is happening in your mouth.
Our teeth are protected by a layer of enamel that protects the underlying bony tissue called dentine. Dentine makes up the bulk of the tooth, it is softer than enamel and contains thousands of tiny microscopic holes, called tubules, which lead to our nerve endings. If the dentine becomes expose through acidic erosion of the enamel or gum recession then wham! - the nerves that trigger sensitive pain and also exposed and you can forget about being relaxed around anything cold, sweet, acidic or hot.
We at Upbeat are super-excited about BioMinF toothpaste! So why is it so effective at easing the pain?
BioMinF has been designed specifically with particles small enough to enter the exposed microscopic tubules. The particles bond to the tooth surface and fill the dentine tubules. Saliva breaks down the BioMinF, which releases optimum levels of Fluoride, Calcium and Phosphate to form a highly acid-resistant material called Fluorapatite, mimicking the natural mineralisation process.
In a nutshell, BioMinF plugs and covers these small holes, creating an Armoured layer to cover and protect the exposed nerve endings.
What we think is really smart about the design of BioMinF is that it works harder when your mouth is acidic, ramping up the protective process when you eat or drink the things that cause the most damage. The Armoured layer of Fluorapatite is 10 x more resistant than your own natural enamel making your teeth even stronger than ever. Furthermore, technology binds BioMinF to the tooth surface enabling minerals to be delivered for up to 12 hours after brushing, while toothpastes that just use soluble Fluoride are mostly absent after a couple of hours.
BioMinF is a unique and an exciting innovation by Queen Mary University in London after 10 years of research.