New children’s toothpaste actively strengthens and protects teeth
Smart technology controls the release of fluoride for up to 12 hours after brushing
A new toothpaste for children aged three to six, which actively strengthens and protects teeth while it cleans them, has been launched in the UK and Europe. Developed by BioMin® technologies, the toothpaste – BioMin® F for Kids – is being released in two flavours and contains a ‘smart effect’ that means it is especially effective when children consume acidic foods and drinks.
While protecting children’s teeth is a priority for all parents, the Oral Health Foundation reports that in primary schools across the UK around seven or eight children in every class will have already developed tooth decay. BioMin® F for Kids is based on the same clinically proven technology as BioMin® F, helping to strengthen and protect children’s teeth and preventing them from damage.
“Traditional fluoride toothpastes become washed away by saliva in a relatively short time while, in contrast, BioMin’s ‘smart technology’ controls the release of fluoride for up to 12 hours after brushing,” said Professor Robert Hill. “It is not the quantity or high concentration of fluoride in a toothpaste that gives protection to teeth, but it is the continuing presence of low concentration fluoride in the mouth,”
Professor Hill worked with scientist colleagues at Queen Mary University, London, to develop the toothpaste.
“BioMin® F for Kids contains a polymer that adheres the BioMin® particles to the teeth which is slowly dissolved by saliva, continuously releasing an optimum mix of fluoride, calcium and phosphate ions to produce fluorapatite on the tooth surfaces. It is this controlled release mechanism which means that a much lower quantity of fluoride is needed to have a greater effect,” explained Professor Hill.
At the same time the ‘smart effect’ means that in the presence of acidic food and drink in the mouth, the toothpaste starts dissolving more rapidly. This restores the mineral equilibrium and starts the remineralisation process.
Launched in two flavours, melon and strawberry, the toothpaste is available to buy directly from BioMin’s Ireland distributor Burbel.
To make brushing fun and to support better oral health in children, BioMin® has created Bino, a friendly ‘binosaur’, as well as developing colouring sheets, stickers and a useful brushing chart.
The company also offers toothpastes for teenagers and adults, BioMin® F and BioMin® C (fluoride-free) which reduce sensitivity and strengthen and protect the tooth surfaces.
BioMin® F for Kids has undergone all the appropriate cytotoxicity and biocompatibility studies ensuring its safety.
It is not tested on animals, is suitable for vegans and has halal certification. The fluoride concentration, at 530ppm, is the same as the adult version, which is safe for children of three years (or those weighing at least 10Kg) and above. The toothpaste is available in a silvery gel format which does not contain titanium dioxide.
For information on BioMin®, see www.BioMin.co.uk