A chemical mix imitating the minerals found in saliva, but at higher concentrations, can be added to toothpaste to plug tiny pores that lead to nerves. The exposed pores lead to nerves, causing pain and sensitive teeth.
For millions of people, the sharp pain and discomfort of sensitive teeth can make your favorite hot or cold foods impossible to enjoy.
Lyndsay Bare, a third-year dental student at the University of Maryland, can relate to anyone with sensitive teeth. “I would bleach my teeth late at night, and then I’d wake up in the morning and there would be just this searing pain,” Bare says. The pain can be worse by hot and cold foods or just smiling on a cold, windy day. Over the counter toothpastes don’t always work well.
Now, a new ingredient in toothpaste, developed by dentists, called Novamin, can dramatically reduce teeth sensitivity. Gary Hack, DDS, a dentist from the University of Maryland says, “It’s totally natural, it’s non-toxic, and it’s providing the same minerals that your saliva has in the oral environment, just at a higher concentration.” Teeth become sensitive when gum tissue recedes, exposing a tooth’s roots. Roots contain small holes or tubules that lead to nerves. Novamin plugs up the holes cutting off contact with nerves and eliminating pain. “It can also help in preventing decay. We found that it can whiten teeth and can help with periodontal or gum disease as well,” Dr. Hack says. Dentists also say that drinking too much fruit juice can cause teeth sensitivity.
Novamin is found in toothpaste available from your dentist. Bare can now recommend it to her future patients. “After I used it, cold air wasn’t that big of a deal, neither was drinking cold liquids,” she says. – scidaily
This from the Novamin web site. It beat Recaldent and it kills some bacteria, but only because it is alkaline.
Born of years of medical research; delivering just what mother nature intended. NovaMin can reverse the negative effects of time and age on our teeth.
As we get older, our teeth become more sensitive, more decayed and more stained. NovaMin offers a new millennium solution to these problems.
The origins of NovaMin go back to a chance encounter between a materials scientist and an Army Colonel and their conversation about helping to repair the shattered bones of soldiers who were battle wounded. That conversation led to a revolutionary bone repair material. After over a million patients benefited from that creation, researchers found a way to adapt the same technology for renewing the vitality of teeth. Thus, NovaMin was born.
NovaMin is a compound made from elements which are naturally critical for bone and tooth mineralization: calcium, phosphorus, silica, and sodium. Delivered in their common forms, these elements have very limited value in tooth health. Delivered together, in their rare ionic form, however makes them into powerhouses of tooth renewal. This is the magic of NovaMin. Of course, NovaMin contains nothing toxic or exotic – just the elements that mother nature intended.
Each microscopic NovaMin particle serves as a delivery system for these ions. When the particle is exposed to water (from your saliva or tap water) it instantly reacts – releasing billions of mineral ions that become available to the natural remineralization process in your mouth. It is this natural process that is the ideal rebuilder of tooth mineral. These ions, along with naturally occurring ions in your saliva, combine to form hydroxyapatite crystals, the special form of hard and strong mineral in your teeth. No other man-made material is known to directly lead to the formation of these crystals in the body. – novamin
So where can you get it? The only place I found was Oravive. Most of their products were out of stock, but I ordered $60 worth of “Oravive IMT Tooth Conditioner with NovaMin” based on what I read tonight.