There is a product out there that I am excited about!!! I think its capabilities and benefits for our teeth are amazing. There are so many things MI paste can help with such as:
• Buffers acids produced by oral bacteria and plaque
• Help with sensitivity issues
• Prevent white spot lesions from occurring during orthodontic treatment
• Help to treat white spots and in some cases reverse them
• Help patients with dry mouth due to age, medications, illness
• Protects teeth from an acid environment created by diet or illness such as acid reflux or bulimia
Let’s get a little technical for a moment and provide some background information.
Our teeth’s first defense against bacteria is our enamel. Enamel is arguably the hardest natural material produced by humans. It is made up of closely-knit calcium crystals and contains no living tissue, therefore, the enamel cannot repair itself the same way as our skin that is composed of living tissue. Thankfully, there are some minerals that can help to strengthen our teeth and assist in minor damage or beginning stages of cavities.
Naturally our saliva is what is responsible for providing the essential minerals that strengthen teeth and protect the enamel. The saliva helps to create a balanced and “normal” environment, which is a neutral pH level. There are many things that will tip this balanced environment and make the oral environment more acidic such as drinking soda, frequent snacking, dry-mouth, illness like acid reflux or bulimia.
HOW DOES MI PASTE WORK?
MI Paste is a water-based, sugar-free cream that comes in a tube similar to toothpaste. It is a unique topical cream that can be applied daily to help condition, protect and rebuild the enamel.
The Secret weapon of MI is the RECALDENT™ technology. This is a protein binding mechanism that releases calcium and phosphate when the balance or pH level in your mouth tips to the acidic side. MI paste is the only product available that has this specialized RECALDENT™ properties and that is what makes it so effective.