How BioMin™ Works?
BioMinF toothpaste contains tiny bioglass particles that bond to teeth and slowly dissolve in saliva up to a 12 hours period. They dissolve faster under acidic conditions when eating and drinking sugary foods providing increased protection as you need it.
BioMinC glass releases Calcium and Phosphate, whilst BioMinF releases fluoride in addition to Calcium and Phosphate. These Bioactive glass materials have been developed to help reduce tooth sensitivity, help replace lost mineral from tooth surfaces and in the case of BioMinF especially, to protect against acid erosion and tooth decay.
The particles of BioMin™ are designed to be small enough to enter any exposed dentine tubules (small pores) and also able to precipitate onto the tooth surfaces as the glass dissolves in saliva. Once the dentine tubules have been occluded, BioMin™ converts into either acid resistant Fluorapatite (BioMinF) or an “apatite-like” phase thought to be Octacalcium Phosphate (BioMinC). This process replicates the natural biological mineralisation.
Low levels of fluoride are naturally present in most mineral waters and are also often added to potable water to reduce the level of tooth decay. It is widely recognised that small amounts of fluoride, released slowly over time, can have a therapeutic benefit of enhanced resistance to acid attack such as provided in BioMinF toothpaste. However, we accept that excessive levels of Fluoride can create health risks resulting in Fluorosis; typically indicated by a permanent mottled appearance to the tooth (although there can be other causes).
We believe that applying additional fluoride should be a matter of choice and recognise that some are averse to the concept of introducing any fluoride into the body. BioMinC has been specially developed for these customers.