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Nov
20

MI Paste – What is it?

You’re heard of prescription strength fluoride, but have you ever heard of MI Paste? MI Paste helps patients target some of the same concerns that were previously addressed with fluoride use, but with some added benefits. What is it exactly? The primary ingredient in MI Paste isn’t fluoride (although there is a smaller concentration still added into the paste), but it’s calcium phosphate – a milk derived protein that helps strengthen teeth.

Calcium phosphate is scientifically proven to remineralize tooth enamel, including deep into the surface areas of white spot lesions. Fluoride alone helps seal these areas off and discourage future decay, but it can’t always get deep into the tooth to restore or reverse the demineralization process. MI Paste repairs the tooth and also helps buffer acidic levels in the mouth to prevent future dental problems.

White spot lesions on your teeth are actually signs of early cavities. MI Paste helps reverse and repair the initial stage of decay before the decay progresses to the point that it needs a filling.  In addition, it eliminates the appearance of the lesion on your teeth. It’s also good for people that have:

  • Sensitive teeth
  • Dry mouth
  • Recurrent decay

Anyone over age 6 can use MI Paste (we don’t want small children to accidentally swallow large amounts of it), except if you’re pregnant or nursing. It comes in a variety of flavors and is used in conjunction with your traditional toothpaste. Just apply it after you brush as normal, using your toothbrush, spitting out any remaining residue left on your teeth without rinsing the paste off. You can get MI Paste from your dentist and use it on a daily basis as needed.

Posted on behalf of Linda King DDS

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