Exposed dentine and 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.
The exposed dentine contains thousands of microscopic tubules that are normally protected against external stimuli. BioMinF’s formulation assists with remineralising the tooth’s enamel and creates a protective fluorapatite barrier which is twice as strong as tooth’s original enamel.
When the tooth comes under acidic attack (caused by sugary foods), the BioMinF particle releases additional calcium, fluoride and phosphate ions to protect the tooth against decay, and re-exposure of the dentine tubules.
If the tooth’s enamel does become damaged, always refer to your dentist for advice on the best course of action to remedy the damage.
This article is for informational purposes only and is not meant to offer medical advice.
Contributing factors towards dentine exposure :
- Poor oral hygiene.
- Sugary and acidic diets: The tooths enamel comes under attack when under acidic conditions. The sugar in our diets combined with the bacterial in our moths creates an acidic environment in the mouth, as does acidic foods.
- Gum exposure: Gum exposure is part of the aging process, there are however diseases that can lead to early or rapid gum exposure. Always consult your dentist.
- Wear and tear: It is important when washing teeth your dentists recommendations are followed. Brushing too often, using an incorrect toothbrush and your toothpaste can all be contributing factors.
- Tooth whitening Toothpastes: most tooth whitening toothpastes use abrasive particles to ‘clean’ the teeth and give a white appearance. It is important to select a toothpaste that has been shown to minimise damage.
- Tooth whitening chemicals: can damage the tooths enamel, always refer to your dentist.
- Tooth grinding and clenching: repetitive grinding or clenching down hard on your teeth can also cause damage.
Benefits of fluorapatite
Fluorapatite is more resistant to acid than tooth enamel (hydroxyapatite) and hence gives greater protection against acid attack. Conventional toothpaste introduces fluoride during brushing, however, the fluoride rapidly diminishes at an exponential rate