Today's blog post comes from our resident hygienist, Laura Houghton, RDH:
A growing number of patients are seeking a health conscious alternative to fluoride for cavity prevention. One of the products I recommend on a daily basis is MI Paste™. This product uses calcium and phosphate to remineralize teeth. It is a water based, sugar free, and fluoride free paste. It also contains RECALDENT, which is a milk derivative that binds the calcium and phosphate to the teeth. Although standard MI Paste™ does not contain fluoride, MI Paste Plus™ does contain fluoride.
There are many benefits to using this product, including non surgical treatment for a handful of dental symptoms. It helps alleviate dry mouth caused by many medications, and prevention of an acidic environment. Using this product during orthodontic treatment has shown to be one of the most effective ways to prevent white spot lesions around brackets, which is caused by lack of calcium.
Patients seeking tooth whitening frequently have concerns with sensitivity after whitening. We recommend MI Paste™ application before and after whitening procedures to minimize sensitive teeth.
How To Apply
MI Paste™ is easy to use. There two methods we usually recommend,
1. If you have custom-made trays (often used for teeth whitening) you can use a small bit of the paste in them and leave undisturbed for three minutes. You would do this after brushing with your regular toothpaste.
2. Alternatively, you can simply take a small pea-sized dab of the paste on a cotton swap of finger and rub the paste all over the surfaces of your teeth. surface. Allow the paste to absorb into the surface by not touching or rinsing it for three minutes.
If you have any questions about the product or want to know if it might be right for you, let us know.