I had heard about Novamin and was interested in the bioglass science, then I heard of BioMin and thought: ‘This is like Novamin only better.’ We obtained samples and think we were one of the first practices in Ireland to embrace the concept. We have had such good results that we would like to do a study on it.
We recommend it for a variety of problems: one young lad had poor oral hygiene and the enamel on his teeth was starting to calcify visibly. After a few weeks on BioMin I can see a clear improvement in the state of the enamel. I wish I had taken photos but I had no idea it would have such a dramatic effect.
I was impressed and convinced by the science. I like the explanation of how the bioactive glass dissolves, releasing the fluoride gradually in the right place. I discussed BioMin with another dentist in the practice who was concerned about the apparently low concentration of fluoride.
I said: ‘Read the information!’ My colleague was convinced, and we are seeing the evidence in our own patients.
We have also seen improvement in orthodontic cases with white spot lesions, and now we recommend and give samples of BioMin to all orthodontic patients. Perio patients seem to improve too. It stands to reason that if the teeth are not sensitive you will brush more effectively and go up to the gum-line. Perhaps there is also a psychological effect that patients trying out this product will try to brush more thoroughly too.
After scaling and after whitening we both routinely give a sample of BioMin and ask the patient to use it to prevent/treat any sensitivity arising. It works. Patients are coming back and asking to buy it. When asked what toothpaste we believe is the best, we both recommend BioMin – the others are all very similar in what they contain.
This is the only one that does everything!
Scientifically we both think the BioMin effect is very convincing:
No other toothpaste does what BioMin does. It strengthens enamel in a different way, helps with sensitivity, and is a game changer.
It has all the elements you would want in a toothpaste and it is our duty as hygienists to get the team on board and recommend it to patients to improve their oral care.
Hygienist and President of the Irish Dental Hygienists’ Association.
Dr Anne O’Donnell