February 2010
Volume 6, Issue 2

Remineralization Materials

Several products on the market help strengthen enamel, reverse signs of early carious lesions.

The products featured this month help clinicians with their remineralization strategies when treating early carious lesions or needing to strengthen enamel. For more information about any of these products, visit any of the manufacturer Web sites listed here.

Sensodyne® Pronamel™

Sensodyne® Pronamel™ Toothpaste from GlaxoSmithKline is a multi-benefit dentifrice designed to help reharden softened tooth enamel and protect against sensitivity. Pronamel is formulated to be pH-neutral and minimally abrasive, while providing high fluoride availability, caries protection, and fresh breath.

Pronamel is designed to help protect against tooth wear and acid erosion. Its formulation includes highly available fluoride as compared to other everyday toothpastes. In addition, Pronamel has a neutral pH of 7.1 (7.4 when diluted 1:3 with saliva), which helps protect against enamel or dentin demineralization
For more information, call 800-652-5625 or visit http://www.dental-professional.com.

GC MI Paste™ 10-Tube Pack Mint Flavor Only

GC America is proud to announce a new product configuration of GC MI Paste™ now available in Mint only 10-Tube Packs! Each box contains ten (40 g) tubes Mint flavor only MI Paste.

MI Paste is a one-of-a-kind product that restores minerals (calcium and phosphate) to help patients stimulate saliva production. It is the only professional dental product with RECALDENT™ (CPP-ACP), a special milk-derived protein-mineral complex that is a breakthrough in oral healthcare in helping to remineralize teeth.
For more information, visit http://www.gcamerica.com.

Trident Xtra Care®

To see where breakthroughs in sugar-free gums are born, look to the labs of Trident®. Only Trident Xtra Care® with Recaldent® promotes remineralization to strengthen and rebuild tooth enamel. Recaldent, also known as CPP-ACP, remains in the plaque layer for up to 3 hours after chewing. Trident White® and Trident sugar-free gums with xylitol provide advanced protection too. Just more proof why Trident is an innovative leader in sugar-free gum.
For more information, visit http://www.tridentoralcare.com.

Clinpro™ 5000

Clinpro™ 5000 1.1% Sodium Fluoride Anti-Cavity Toothpaste from 3M ESPE Preventive Care is an advanced formula containing an innovative tri-calcium phosphate ingredient. This prescription-strength toothpaste delivers more fluoride, helps strengthen enamel and helps reverse white-spot lesions better than a conventional 5,000 ppm prescription fluoride. The proprietary formula successfully integrates fluoride, calcium, and phosphate, enhancing rather than compromising the product’s performance. During the manufacturing process, a protective barrier is created around the calcium allowing it to coexist with the fluoride ions. As the toothpaste comes into contact with saliva during brushing, the barrier breaks down and makes the elements readily available to the tooth. The tooth naturally absorbs these components, helping to prevent the initiation and further progression of demineralization, allowing remineralization to occur.
For more information, call 800-634-2249 or visit http://www.3MESPE.com/preventivecare.

Aegis® Pit & Fissure Sealant with ACP

Aegis Pit and Fissure Sealant is a light-cured sealant that contains the “smart material” Amorphous Calcium Phosphate (ACP). ACP has demonstrated the ability to remineralize tooth structure by enhancing the tooth’s natural repair mechanism.. Aegis’ controlled flowability keeps the sealant on the tooth while completely filling the pits and fissures.
For more information, call 800-323-4352 or visit http://www.bosworth.com.

Sensodyne® ProNamel™ for Children

GlaxoSmithKline, makers of Sensodyne®, announces the arrival of new Sensodyne® ProNamel™ for Children, designed to help protect children’s teeth against the effects of acid erosion. Developed in consultation with dental experts, ProNamel for Children offers the same enamel strengthening benefits as the adult ProNamel variant—an optimized fluoride formula, neutral pH, low abrasivity, and no SLS. In addition to fighting acid erosion, the optimized fluoride formulation also helps prevent caries. Unlike adult ProNamel, ProNamel for Children does not contain potassium nitrate, due to the low incidence of sensitivity in pediatric patients.
For more information, call 800-652-5625 or visit http://www.dental-professional.com.

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