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How BioMin Works?

Bioactive Glass

BioMin™ 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.

BioMin™ C glass releases Calcium and Phosphate, whilst BioMin™ F 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 BioMin™ F 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 (BioMin™ F) or an “apatite-like” phase thought to be Octacalcium Phosphate (BioMin™ C). This process replicates the natural biological mineralisation.

Fluoride

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 reconised that small amounts of fluoride, released slowly over time, can have a therapeutic benefit of enhanced resistance to acid attack such as provided in BioMin™ F 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. BioMin™ C has been specially developed for these customers.

Graph showing the soluble fluoride (blue dots) decreasing over time, compared to the fluoride release of BioMin™ F over the same period (green line)

 

 

Directions for use:
Brush before breakfast and before going to bed. BioMin™ toothpaste will then armour your teeth all day - even while you sleep.
BioMin™ F Ingredients:
Glycerin, Silica, PEG 400, Fluoro Calcium Phospho Silicate, Sodium Lauryl Sulphate, Titanium Dioxide, Aroma, Carbomer, Potassium Acesulfame

BioMin™ C Ingredients:
Glycerin, Silica, PEG, Sodium Lauryl Sulphate, ChloroCalciumPhosphoSilicate, Titanium Dioxide, Flavouring, Carbopol, Potassium Acesulfame
 
 

History of BioMin Technologies

  A UK Innovation!  

BioMin Technologies Limited was established in 2014 to commercialise the award winning research conducted over the past decade at Queen Mary University London and Imperial College, London. This research and product formation focused on developing bioactive glass materials to help reduce tooth sensitivity, help replace lost mineral from tooth surfaces and protect against tooth decay.
 
Their research team have dedicated years of scientific research analysing the chemistry behind their products to develop mineral-releasing glass additives for oral and dental care products to improve the oral health of the general public.