BioMin is a technology developed by scientists at Queen Mary University London and Imperial College, London,
for over the past decade.
Observing the properties of various bioactive glass formulations through years of scientific-studies, BioMin Technologies Limited have developed fine particulate materials for inclusion as additives in toothpaste formulation.
These glass materials are able to slowly dissolve in saliva in up to 12 hours.
BioMin C glass releases Calcium and Phosphate, whilstBiomin releases Fluoride in addition to Calcium and Phosphate. These Bioactive glass materials (BioMin® C and BioMin® F) have been developed to help reduce tooth sensitivity, help replace lost mineral from tooth surfaces and protect against acid erosion.
By developing this award winning technology, BioMin Technologies Limited takes dental care one step further than conventional toothpastes.
The particles of BioMin® are designed to be small enough to enter any exposed dentine tubules (small holes) and also able to precipitate onto the tooth surfaces as the glass dissolves in saliva. Once the dentine tubules have been occluded, BioMin® converts into either acid resistant Fluorapatite (BioMin® F) or an “apatite-like” phase thought to be Octacalcium Phosphate (BioMin® C). This process replicates the natural biological mineralisation.
The fine glass particles found in BioMin® C toothpaste adhere to the surface of the tooth upon brushing. Do not to rinse the mouth immediately after brushing as the adhesion process will be impaired. The glass particles of BioMin® C stick to the tooth surface in a similar manner to BioMin® F toothpaste and also glass ionomer cements which are widely used as filling materials by dentists.
The saliva found within your mouth then breaks down the glass matrix (faster than the BioMin® F toothpaste formula) to deliver hydroxyapatite onto the surface of the tooth. This formation is particularly pronounced around the neck or opening of exposed tubules (small holes in teeth) and any areas of the tooth under acidic attack (typically replacing lost tooth mineral).