The benefits fluoride
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The Protective Benefits of Fluoride
Fluoride protects teeth, drives the repair process and makes the tooth harder and more acid resistant
Is fluoride good or bad?
Small amounts of fluoride, released slowly over time, can have a therapeutic benefit of enhanced resistance to acid attack and decay.
Low-fluoride toothpaste : 60% less fluoride
BioMinF is a low fluoride toothpaste with 50-60% less fluoride than standard toothpaste. Whilst maintaining therapeutic levels of fluoride in the mouth for up to 12 hours
Quality over quantity. How less fluoride can actually be more
Fluoride within the bio-glass structure of BioMinF is used more effectively, therefore less is required.
Note: In ANZ BioMinF is not approved to make sensitivity claims.
Remineralisation / Demineralisation : Remineralization / Demineralization / Acid and Sugar Protection
Enamel, Demineralisation and Remineralisation
The BioMinF molecule is able to slowly release fluoride, calcium and phosphate ions over a period of 8 to 12 hours. Effectively reducing demineralisation and help to increase remineralisation of the tooth and fight decay.
BioMinF remineralising toothpaste with active acid resistance
BioMinF remineralises the tooth’s surface and helps inhibit the demineralisation process.
Actively protect teeth against sugar and acid
When under acid attack or sugar attack BioMinF increases its protective benefits
Bioactive glasses dissolve under acidic conditions to protect teeth.
When faced with an acid challenge BioMinF increases the rate dissolution, raising the pH to minimise demineralisation / damage.
Remineralising toothpaste – do the homemade recipes really work?
The food you eat has the biggest impact on the acidity of your saliva.
Benefits of fluorapatite
Fluorapatite is more resistant to acid than tooth enamel (hydroxyapatite) and hence gives greater protection against acid attack.
When should you brush your teeth?
You may be surprised to hear it, but the best time to brush is before you tuck into that all-important first meal.
How to reduce enamel loss, broken teeth and tooth decay
Enamel plays a very important role in protecting teeth from decay and sensitivity, so it is important to prevent damage and erosion. Enamel forms a strong barrier that shields the inner dentine layers of teeth from the effects of acids and plaque, and protects against sensitivity to hot and cold foods and beverages.
How to keep your teeth healthy and pain-free for life
Exposed dentine & tubule occlusion
In healthy teeth or for those people generally less than 40 years of age the tooth’s enamel protects the underlying layer of dentine. However, if the enamel becomes worn, cracked or the gum starts to recede with ageing the dentine (dentin) can become exposed.
How does bioglass / bioactive glass work? & Future enhancements!
Article by Moira Crawford. The benefits of adding fluoride to bioglass / bioactive glass and new applications for bioactive glasses.
Huntington Disease and Dental Care
Those living with Huntington Disease need special treatment. A lack of dexterity and a calorific diet pose special challenges