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Nano-Medical Hydroxyapatite is showing up in toothpastes as an alternative sầu to lớn fluoride. It is a gold standard ingredient for oral health products in Japan known to combat tooth decay by remineralizing & repairing teeth. Researchers have sầu even started testing its use in sports drinks in the hopes of tackling the rise in adolescent tooth decay due khổng lồ the increased intake of acidic or sugary drinks.

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But how safe is it? What studies have been conducted concerning its application và effectiveness as a substitute to lớn fluoride & how can you decide if it’s safe for you or your family?

What Is Hydroxyapatite?

Hydroxyapatite is a biocompatible material naturally occurring in our bones, teeth, & saliva as a mineral khung of calcium apatite. It is used by our saliva to remineralization our teeth, making up 97% of our tooth enamel, 70% of detine, và 60% of our bones. The synthetic version is called nano-hydroxyapatite (Nano-HAp). Shown lớn help remineralize and repair teeth and bones, it is used in the field of dentistry, orthopedics, and osteopathy, found in products, & used in treatments.

But where does it come from và how exactly does it remineralize or repair teeth?

Where Does It Come From?

The first medical application of hydroxyapatite was in 1970 by NASA for astronauts returning from their missions và the zero gravity environment of space. Experiencing significant loss in teeth và bone mass on return, hydroxyapatite was used as a biomedical treatment khổng lồ help repair and remineralize both. Acquiring the patent from NASA in 1978, Sangi Co Ltd in nhật bản introduced the first commercial use of hydroxyapatite as the main ingredient for their enamel-restoration toothpaste, which is still sold today.2

Where Is Nano-HAp Found?

Due lớn its biocompatibility by being present in our bodies, medical & dental applications of Nano-HAp are prevalent. Its remineralizing capabilities provides growth & regenerations capabilities resulting in its use as a biomaterial ingredient in both medical và dental products and treatments.

Some products that use Hydroxyapatite include:

ToothpasteNutritional SupplementsMedical Paste & PowderDental Abrasive

Some treatments that use Hydroxyapatite include:

Artificial Teeth and BoneTissue RepairOrthopedic Implant Coatings to improve sầu biocompatibilityProtein-binding agent for Chromatography và Bacteria Culture

What Does the Toothpaste Taste Like?

Various flavors are available in toothpaste that contains Nano-HAp that mirror those of traditional fluoride flavors, such as the traditional spearmint. Children’s flavors are available such as “Watermelon,” “Bubblegum,” and “Berry” và are more subtle feature lower concentrations of Nano-HAp. The consensus from users has been there is no difference in flavor when compared to fluoride products although it is less harsh than fluoride. The biggest difference is not taste, but how it makes their teeth feel.

How Does Nano-HAp Feel on Your Teeth?

Going beyond what it tastes like, the real difference users state about using Nano-HAp over fluoride toothpaste is how it makes their teeth feel. Ask any users or tìm kiếm through the sản phẩm reviews sections of Nano-HAp toothpaste & you will discover people stating it makes their teeth feel:

StrongerSmootherHealthierLess sensitivity to lớn hot or cold

Thinking and feeling something works is a start, but what is the sciences và research to lớn prove sầu or disprove what people are saying about Nano-HAp toothpaste?

Is It a Marketing Scheme or Does It Really Work?

Using Nano-HAp is said khổng lồ help remineralize & repair teeth and bones, which in theory it seems to lớn work. Hydroxyapatite remineralizes teeth by replacing lost minerals such as calcium & phosphates caused by high levels of acid or bacteria. Remineralization takes place when filling the microscopic cracks in our teeth created by tooth decay, and used in our saliva to lớn vì chưng just that for our teeth. This is said khổng lồ help repair teeth damaged by cavities while preventing cavities by breaking down first before it reaches tooth enamel. Bonding lớn proteins such as plaque or bacteria when brushing your teeth, hydroxyapatite is an antimicrobial agent và also tackles plaque, leading to the conclusion that it actually does what it says it is capable of doing.

How Does Nano-HAp Compare lớn Fluoride?

Fluoride has been a proven cornerstone for oral care since 1912. Products featuring Nano-HAp focus on restoring and remineralizes teeth, compared to fluoride working on remineralizing teeth via our salvia. In regard lớn protecting teeth prevent tooth decay, Nano-HAp is less resistant lớn acid than fluoride. Fluoride creates a dense zone of protection above whereas hydroxyapatite penetrates lớn the very bottom.

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Some of the benefits from using Hydroxyapatite includes:

Makes Teeth Whiter, Translucent, and GlossierReduced Tooth Sensitivity & Pain ReliefAntimicrobial và Fights Soft Tissue Infections (Fights Pathogens such as P. Gingivalis & Candid)Helps fight and prsự kiện cavitiesRemineralizes và repairs teethBonds bones

Recommendations for Use

When using toothpaste that has Nano-HAp, mouthwash or flossing should be done first as it is not recommended rinsing immediately after brushing your teeth. This allows time for the active ingredient Nano-HAp lớn penetrate and bởi vì its job. Heavy và long time coffee drinkers or smokers have indicated it helps whiten and brighten their teeth to reverse yellowing, making Nano-HAp toothpaste a good consideration if you find your teeth are looking transparent & want an alternative whitening option.

Key Takeaways

Products featuring Nano-HAp offer another way to lớn remineralise & protect teeth aside from traditional fluoride products. With today’s families ingesting foods & beverages that are higher in sugar or acidity, the prevention of tooth decay is a critical challenge for dental professionals. Shown to lớn be a comparable substitute for fluoride, research indicates that toothpaste containing Nano-HAp is safe for children and has been the gold standard in oral health in Japan for over 40 years.

Whether using toothpaste with fluoride or Nano-HAp, it is recommended to lớn be used in conjunction with proper oral care habits such as avoiding certain food and beverages (high in sugar, starches, acid), brushing twice daily, mouthwash, flossing, và regular visits lớn your dentist. Consult your dentist about whether using products with Nano-HAp is right for your or your family, how to lớn use them properly, and contact us directly as we’re happy khổng lồ answer any questions to lớn make oral care easy instead of a chore.

Next Steps to Achieving a Beautiful Smile

While following these dietary tips is a great step towards a healthy mouth, it’s just a part of the bigger picture. Be sure lớn follow other oral hygiene procedures such as brushing, flossing, và visiting your dentist every six months.

To schedule a check-up or cleaning, hotline us at 904-269-6558 or fill out our online khung.