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Biocompatible Dental Products: MI Paste

Calgary Dental Clinic
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  • June 26, 2017

Keep your teeth healthy with biocompatible at-home remineralization dental products. Calgary dentist Dr. Korol’s remineralization treatment plan is ideal for anyone who needs extra care in this area.


Even With Regular Dental Exams, Calgary Patients Should Be Conscious of Their Sugar Intake

We all know the importance of avoiding sugary or acidic foods when it comes to keeping your teeth healthy and looking beautiful. Even if your dental health routine is perfect, too many fruit juices, soft drinks, and sweet foods can put you at risk for dental decay, white spot lesions, and acid erosion.

What causes dental decay?

  • Bacteria in the mouth metabolize the sugar and fermentable carbohydrates we eat into acid
  • Usually, saliva in the mouth helps neutralize this acid to maintain a neutral pH
  • Too much acid, caused by a diet heavy in sugar or acidic food and drink, can be too much for saliva to buffer
  • If the pH in mouth becomes low or overly acidic, the acid can begin to “attack” tooth enamel, causing demineralization and creating dental cavities or decay

The good news is that research has produced some highly effective dental products to help in the fight against dental decay. Calgary patients concerned about their risk for dental decay can use these products--often at home--to help remineralize their teeth and reduce their risk for cavities. Fluoridated products are often recommended, but there are also more biocompatible alternatives available.

 

The Dental Product Our Calgary Clinic Recommends: MI Paste

MI paste is an easy-to-use product: it comes in a tube similar to toothpaste, and is kid-safe. MI Paste contains a calcium-phosphate derivative called Recaldent that helps to replenish the teeth’s naturally occurring minerals. This remineralization process helps to rebuild and strengthen tooth enamel, thus decreasing risk for decay. To use MI paste, simply use your finger to rub it on the teeth after brushing. The paste should be left on the teeth for  5-10 minutes to successfully penetrate and remineralize the teeth, so it’s best to avoid eating or drinking anything for a short while after applying MI paste.

MI paste is highly biocompatible, and can to prevent cavities. Dental remineralization can help:

  • Rebuild dental enamel
  • Reduce sensitivity
  • Reduce or eliminate the need for dental treatment down the road

 

Is MI Paste The Right Product For Me?

MI paste is ideal for a wide variety of patients. The product is:

  • Noninvasive
  • Fluoride-free
  • Safe for children and pregnant women
  • Easy to use

The product isn’t recommended for anyone who is lactose intolerant because it contains casein, a milk-based protein. If you’re allergic to milk products but love the idea of MI paste, contact our Calgary dentist’s office to find a suitable alternative.

Since best results come from daily application of this dental product, Calgary parents might want to monitor young children who are using MI paste until this new part of their dental routine becomes a habit.

 

Ready To Get Serious About Fighting Dental Decay?

At Jackie Korol Dental, we focus on preventive dentistry. In addition to treating cavities, we also offer a “Dental Remineralization” program for those that are at high risk for decay. This proactive approach to dental care can prevent the need for more costly or invasive dental care down the road.

The program is for patients at risk for dental decay and involves a home care regimen that includes the daily application of MI Paste. It also includes checkups every 4-6 months. At these dental exams, Calgary dentists at our clinic check and monitor the teeth to ensure the remineralization is successful and potential cavities are not progressing.

 

Contact Us

To schedule a dental exam or remineralization plan, you can call us at 403-245-9099, or reach us through our online contact form.


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