Professional Testimonials

BioMin Testimonial - Tamsyn

I will definitely be recommending it to my patients with sensitivity

Tamsyn McKenna, Dental nurse and oral health educator; student dental hygienist and therapist, Teesside University

I first heard about BioMin® F at a dental show where I was given samples and an introduction to the product.

I now use it myself and I am very impressed with its properties and its ability both to remineralise lost enamel and relieve the symptoms of dentine hypersensitivity.

Since using it myself I will definitely be recommending it to my patients with sensitivity, especially those who have developed problems due to overzealous brushing.

I am also impressed with BioMin® C, which is a great product for those who don’t want a toothpaste that contains fluoride, and I would recommend it as an option alongside BioMin F.

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It's a testament that I'm happy to use it on my children

Victoria Wilson, Dental hygienist, dental therapist, dental speaker, and key opinion leader; founder of Smile Revolution

I first learned about BioMin® F at the BSDHT conference in Wales where I spoke to the BioMin staff on their stand.

I was very interested in the science behind it and wanted to research it more. Since then I have recorded a podcast about BioMin F on Smile Revolution, a podcast that supports advancement in the dental profession. From what I know of BioMin F, I strongly believe this toothpaste has the potential to play a significant role in helping to reduce the risk of dental caries.

Although I am currently not in practice as I have a young family, I use it myself and, since BioMin F for Kids became available, I use it on my children, which is a testament to my belief in the product.

BioMin’s capacity to stay in the mouth, protecting and remineralising teeth, for up to 12 hours, is unique, and I believe it potentially has the ability to really have an impact on the public’s oral health.

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Prevention and cure in one

Dr Victoria Sampson, Associate Dentist in London West End and North London

Before I graduated from Bart’s and the London Hospital, I had heard from tutors that BioMin® was being developed and produced at Queen Mary University, and I was fascinated by the biochemistry of it.

Therefore, when I became an associate and noticed that my patients were experiencing increasing sensitivity and erosion, I looked into BioMin in more detail. In practice, I perform a lot of whitening and needed a solution for sensitivity. I particularly enjoy carrying out whitening for patients with severe discoloration, for example due to tetracycline staining or fluorosis.

These patients often require whitening over a long period of time, which can cause severe sensitivity. I now recommend that these patients in particular use BioMin F before, during, and after whitening to help with their sensitivity. Following the great feedback I got from patients, I decided to make the shift to BioMin F too, having suffered from general sensitivity for years. Before using BioMin F, I could not eat ice cream let alone whiten my teeth!

I have now been using BioMin F for a few months and have noticed a big decrease in sensitivity. My family and I are now loyal users. I also now recommend any of my patients who present with erosion, to also use BioMin F. Using a toothpaste that remineralises the enamel and enables a slow release of fluoride, calcium and phosphate ions, not only improves the mineral content of the enamel but also makes the enamel more acid-resistant. BioMin F is essentially prevention and a cure in one for erosion patients. Since recommending this, I have noticed my patients’ teeth look visibly stronger.

The novel biochemistry of BioMin is revolutionary in my opinion, providing a reliable solution for my erosion and sensitivity patients.

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BioMin® F will become the gold standard treatment for dentine hypersensitivity

Dr Stefano Daniele, dentist and university tutor, Milan

I started using BioMin® F when I obtained samples from the company, and recommended it for patients suffering from dentine hypersensitivity (DH).

The initial results were great, so my colleague and I carried out a small trial to confirm our findings. This was published in Dental Tribune. We gave BioMin F to our patients, asking them to brush twice daily with the product for two weeks, and received 29 evaluations. In addition to questions about the taste, texture and foaming effect, we asked them if they had noted any change in their DH symptoms.

Over half reported an improvement, with 8 saying the problem had completely resolved. None felt their symptoms had worsened. A total of 19 said that BioMin F was more effective than the sensitivity toothpaste they had used previously. (view study)

One case was particularly striking – a lady who became ill with vomiting and gastric acid reflux during the trial and naturally was concerned that this would bring back her dentine hypersensitivity. In fact, the benefit of using BioMin F was retained, illustrating that acid-resistant fluorapatite crystals had formed to biomimetically remineralise the tooth enamel and protect against DH.

My patients return and want to buy BioMin F again. All are noting improvement in their DH symptoms and some have complete resolution. I think once more dental colleagues become aware of the features and benefits of BioMin F it will be widely used. I strongly believe in the product and the technology behind it. I think BioMin F will become the gold standard treatment for dentine hypersensitivity.

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Patients love the long-lasting protection of BioMin® F

Donna Paton, a dental hygienist based in Mullingar, Ireland, and President of the Irish Dental Hygienists’ Association

Patients love it, and it is flying out of the doors. My colleague, Dr Anne O’Donnell and I were intrigued by the science behind BioMin® F and attracted by the concept of long-lasting slow release of fluoride, providing long-term protection and enamel remineralisation.

Having now tried it, I recommend BioMin F to patients with a variety of dental problems, specifically dentine hypersensitivity, but it also benefits patients with dry mouth problems as it appears to lubricate their teeth better and is more comfortable for them than other toothpastes.

I routinely apply BioMin F before and after scaling and use of the Airflow and give patients a sample to take home and use before and after whitening treatments.

No other product does what BioMin F does, 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 health.

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The clinical results are really impressive

Faye Donald, hygienist and trainer, Yorkshire

I had heard about BioMin® F but hadn’t had time to check out yet another toothpaste. I visited Trycare about 18 months ago to look at their GBT (guided biofilm therapy) units and got talking to David there. He talked me through the science behind BioMin F, provided samples, literature, links, and explanation, and I was interested. I tried it myself because I never recommend anything I haven’t tried personally. I like to consider the taste, how it feels - for example, do my teeth feel furry at the end of the day? I evaluate a product both immediately and then after using it for 2 and 4 weeks.

The taste was pleasant and my mouth felt clean. I tried it myself after having my teeth whitened. I had experienced sensitivity myself for the first time, put BioMin into a whitening tray and it was brilliant. It took the edge off the sensitivity. I think it is a good fit for patients who need it for a medicinal purpose or who have particular issues:

  • Vegans. They need a toothpaste which provides what they may not get in non-mainstream toothpastes
  • People who are against animal testing
  • Specific groups, eg athletes who drink a lot of sports drinks and have erosion
  • For patients post oral or head/neck cancers, who have have xerostomia/dry mouth problems. Because of the loss of saliva, they need the 12-hour protection that BioMin F offers
  • Patients with xerostomia for other reasons, eg drug induced, from anti-anxiety or antidepressant therapy
  • Pregnant women – especially those suffering with vomiting, acid reflux and those who need to snack between meals
  • And of course patients suffering with dentine hypersensitivity.
  • For patients who do not want to use a fluoride paste, but still need protection, I recommend BioMin C.

Cost is usually not an issue for people looking for a solution to a specific problem, but I suggest they compare it to the cost of a bottle of wine, or a face cream or hair product – which they would not hesitate to buy.

Patients are happy with the flavour, and come back asking for more. I am pleased because it is doing what I want it to do for those patients. I now use BioMin post scaling where pellicle has been removed and the tooth surface is exposed. I am also a Swiss Dental Academy trainer in guided biofilm therapy, and use BioMin F to protect the tooth once the pellicle has been removed. I simply use a gloved finger to apply BioMin F to the tooth surface.

I would recommend any fellow professional to go and look at the studies. Most patients are fine on supermarket brands, but there are some for whom you owe a particular duty of care and who need something more. You need products in your ‘toolkit’ for these groups of patients. The clinical trials are really impressive. The cost will always be an issue, but if it is the best product for patients with a particular problem, it is right for them. BioMin F ‘does exactly what it says on the tin’.

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BioMin® is a game-changer...

Theresa McCarter, Hygienist and Continuing Education Speaker, California

I have been a hygienist and educator for over 20 years, licensed in four US states, and I see education as an essential part of the hygienist’s role. I’ve been a fan of Novamin for a long time and when I read about BioMin® I was very excited about an improved bioactive glass. I brought some samples in from the UK to try them out on patients with particularly severe problems and have had great results. I believe bruxism and nutrition are the central problems in dental health among the US population in terms of sensitivity – bruxism leading to recession and root exposure, and the widespread diet of complex carbohydrates.

A toothpaste that will address the sensitivity caused by the recession is going to make a huge difference. Although the concentration of bleaching agents in whitening products has been reduced, there is still much sensitivity associated with whitening, due to the opening of the dentinal tubules. Some people (especially in California where the image is so important) go overboard on whitening, especially home use products. We recommend only use in-office treatments and the management of sensitivity before and during treatment. I have recommended BioMin to patients with poor diet, a history of drug problems, hypoplasia, dental phobia and poor oral hygiene and following gastric bypass surgery and excessive tooth whitening treatment – all with excellent results (see case studies). What I like about it is that it is an everyday toothpaste that can benefit 80-90% of our patients. When BioMin C becomes available over here we will use it extensively. It will be a game changer.

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Good to have options with BioMin® toothpaste products

Joss Harding, Hygienist, Stroud, Glos

I found out about BioMin® from a dental magazine and was interested in such a different approach. I’m fairly new to it – I’ve only been recommending it for the last few months. I like everyone in the practice to try new products, so I gave samples to all the practice team and got good feedback from the staff.

Our clinical manager uses it on her two-year-old and both child and mother like it – especially the flavour and texture (and the tube shape!). I recommend it for patients with sensitivity issues especially if they have a high acidity diet, or if they aren’t keen on fluoride in high doses. My special interest is patients with cancer - on multiple medications, with dry mouth issues, and at high risk of demineralisation. I have been offering it to these patients with good results. I was attracted by the calcium phosphate content, as well as the slow release concept, and the low abrasivity of the small particles. Stroud, where I work, has quite an ‘alternative’ and ‘green’ population – local patients like the low dose slow-release fluoride concept, the UK university development, and the fact that it’s not tested on animals.

Many of them are quite ‘switched on’ and some have come in specifically asking for BioMin. Patients return saying they like the sensation of smoothness and cleanliness all day long, and the feeling that the slow release is protecting their teeth over several hours. I like to give people options, and for certain patients I am pleased that there is a completely fluoride-free variant.

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It works – and patients tell me it works

Dr Jonathan Waterer, Leek, Staffs

I read about BioMin® and immediately liked that it had been developed by a dental hospital not a multinational.

I tried it personally first, and it worked, so I started recommending it to patients and started to get excellent feedback from them, including from patients who had used other products both for root sensitivity and dentine sensitivity. It has improved their sensitivity problems and they like the overall sense of cleanliness.

They keep coming back for more. It works and patients tell me it works. I would recommend my colleagues to try it for themselves.

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The enamel is visibly thicker after using BioMin® toothpaste

Bhavana Dower, Hygienist and Oral Health Educator, Streatham, London

I read the literature and was impressed with the science behind BioMin® F. I especially liked the idea of the particles entering the tubules and occluding them to reduce sensitivity. I now use it on my own teeth and I feel that the enamel is looking ‘thicker.’ I’m very happy with the result.

I have also used it on my own child who had fluorosis marks on four teeth. Two have turned white now and the others are improving. I recommend it for patients with sensitivity and erosion problems, and when I am carrying out deep cleaning. Patients are coming back to buy more and giving positive feedback. Their sensitivity is much reduced.

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You can’t do better than BioMin®

Dr James Durie, Hampton, Middx

Prevention is the key – avoiding loss of tooth structure BEFORE it becomes a problem. They are really on to something with this product. Nowadays I am seeing a lot of patients with sensitivity due to erosion, dissolution and reflux. An ageing population with mild gastritis or on multiple medications may have complications due to reflux and dry mouth. If sensitivity is left to continue and is continually irritated, it can be serious and lead to a possible need for endo treatment or even loss of the tooth.

Our patients with persistent sensitivity not helped by the mainstream sensitivity brands have been swapped to BioMin® – and have nearly all found it to have helped. They say their teeth felt ‘smoother’, and often they appear shinier and they are more comfortable, which is logical if the particles are entering and occluding the tubules. They also like the taste and that it foams less than some other products. The smooth surface is easier to clean and the fact that the pain is less means that patients can brush more effectively.

I am getting a lot of repeat requests for BioMin, and I am confident that there isn’t anything better for sensitivity. I also recommend it for patients with fixed orthodontic brackets, and when carrying out whitening our practice policy is to provide a couple of sample tubes with the information pack to ensure patients do not have sensitivity before the treatment and to prevent it developing during the treatment. BioMin has been developed by scientists and dentists at Queen Mary University of London, not a big international drug company, which appeals to me, and many of my patients feel the same. They read the website and the leaflet, and like that BioMin Technologies is a UK firm, as well as the concept of lower dose, slow release fluoride. My top tips on the application: Just spit don’t rinse; keep a sample tube in your handbag and have a little lick to freshen the mouth as well as stabilising the acid.

I can see that it works – at review, I use a 3 in 1 – if patients don’t gasp at the cold air, then their sensitivity must be improved. It is a very useful weapon in my armoury against tooth loss. You can’t do better than BioMin.

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Over 90% benefited from BioMin® toothpaste...

Dr Rash Patel, London

I read the BioMin® information and was impressed by the science behind it, the bioactive glass and the slow release concept, as well as the physical barrier provided by the product. I also liked the idea that it avoided the need for a blast of high concentration fluoride. I recommend it for sensitivity due to gum recession and exposed dentine. I like the concept that it treats and protects the exposed tooth structure rather than flooding the mouth with fluoride, which is rinsed away within minutes.

The binding property appeals to me, and the fact that the effect is reinforced by cleaning every 12 hours. As a clinician I make a judgement on what I see works, and my own informal research, giving free samples to patients with sensitivity who had tried other products without success, showed that the ‘overwhelming majority’ – over 90% - got benefit from using BioMin. Where the abrasion is not deep enough to warrant a filling, I encourage them to change their brushing habits and use BioMin to prevent the problem getting worse – and ideally to remineralise the enamel.

If the patient is feeling better and sensitivity is reduced, the product is doing its job. This can be a life-changing benefit. It is not the amount of fluoride that counts but the length of time it is in contact with the tooth. BioMin is attached to the surface and as it slowly dissolves, the particles enter the tubules to form a protective layer. This is especially important with patients who consume a lot of Diet Coke for example during the course of the day.

An additional benefit of BioMin is that if they are motivated to clean their teeth because it isn’t painful any longer, then they will brush better and their plaque removal will be better. It’s common sense. Patients trust your advice and you need to have the tools to give them what they need.

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90% of our patients are sold on it...

Dr Don Gibson, Yeovil

I am a ‘bit of a sucker’ for new technology. I read about BioMin® on a science website, found it interesting and ordered some about 15 months ago. The science made total sense, especially the fact that it had initially been developed for another purpose (ie bone grafting). Translating it to what we need it to do in the mouth was completely logical. The slow release principle appealed to me, as did the chemistry.

Laying down the apatite makes sense to a dentist. This is a principle that all dentists should recognise is going down the right road. The photos showing how the particles occlude the dentinal tubules were extremely persuasive, and I liked that the product was developed by dentists, not a multinational corporation. Sensitivity is a major problem and a big deal for patients. Dentists tend to be dismissive but it is horrible and affects their quality of life very much. Anything that can help is worth it, but there are so many different pastes out there with different claims – how can a patient be expected to know what’s best when even a dentist can’t work it out? My wife suffers from sensitivity – so we bought a box to try – within a few days her sensitivity was much better and 90% of the patients that I have recommended it to are passionate about it and have come back for more. I give them the first tube to try out and about 90% are sold on it.

The results have been better than I dared to hope, and beyond my expectations. Some of the patients with the most significant problems, who haven’t been able to find anything that works, have had great improvement. We routinely offer BioMin now when we carry out whitening – it’s standard procedure. We are seeing improvement in patients’ oral hygiene because they are cleaning areas that were previously too painful to clean thoroughly. They are happier to brush, and while of course, you can’t see remineralisation taking place on the tooth surface, something must be working! I would point any sceptical colleagues back to the source of BioMin F.

A dental hospital would not be supporting this kind of product with so much research and going up against the ‘big boys’ unless it worked and they believed in it. I’m in favour of minimal intervention, so this must be worth a try.

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Low fluoride great results - It does what it says on the tube!

Dr Andrew Walton, N Wales

I have been using BioMin® for about two years after it was recommended by the Trycare rep. I was initially slightly sceptical but gave it the benefit of the doubt. I particularly liked that it was developed by dentists. My wife suffers from sensitivity and she tried it first.

My wife has greatly benefited from BioMin so I started to recommend it to patients, and they are coming back asking for it. We recommend BioMin for patients with prolonged sensitivity and 90% of those we recommend it to say it works much better than anything else they have tried. We advise patients with sensitivity to smear it on last thing at night so it can continue to work overnight. I was surprised it worked so well, but it has lived up to its claims. If my wife says it works, it must do! I’m very impressed.

I would say to colleagues that they should try the product for themselves – and not worry about the lower fluoride content than in competing products. It does what it says on the tube!

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Find out why I'm passionate about BioMin® F Toothpaste

Sam Davidson, Hygienist in four practices across the South East

BioMin® F was recommended by one of the dentists at my Canterbury practice. I have had such great results, I am now passionate about BioMin toothpaste. I trialed it on myself first. I found I was sensitive to cold air when I had had whitening treatment, so I used BioMin F for 14 days and the sensitivity was improved enough for me to go on with the treatment. As a trial in the practice I gave about 30 patients a sample and all gave positive feedback. Many have continued to buy it. A couple of cases have been especially successful: a patient suffering from sensitivity during whitening was able to resume treatment after using BioMin.

Also, one with recession and extreme sensitivity was so improved, that I could carry out scaling. Now I recommend it for elderly patients with recession and routinely for patients during and following whitening. I have also recommended BioMin C to a patient who is very against toxins in the environment and in products. They are also prone to decay and early stages of demineralisation. It’s early days yet but signs are positive that the patient is benefiting. I had initially been concerned about the lower levels of fluoride than in competing products based on soluble fluoride, but I like the slow-release, constant flow of fluoride over several hours, giving continuing protection.

I am passionate about the product, and I am starting a study group with colleagues to look into it more closely.

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BioMin® Toothpaste the ideal approach

Dr Nigel Slattery, Little Lever, Bolton, Lancs

I heard about BioMin® F at the BDA conference, then read up on it and decided to try it. I ordered a few tubes about a year ago, tried it at home and liked the texture and the taste. I was particularly attracted by the idea of sustained release of fluoride at the right concentration to remineralise enamel and continued protection over 12 hours. I have never been comfortable with the concept of a big ‘dollop’ of fluoride, most of which is washed away quite quickly.

BioMin F provides the optimum concentration for the benefit – you don’t need any more than that – and I like that it adheres to the tooth to be slowly released. It seems ideal that it looks after the teeth for 24 hours, and I like the idea of an extra boost if there is acidity present. I recommend BioMin F for patients suffering from sensitivity and those with erosion. Patients really notice sensitivity and are very happy to have it reduced. Many have come back and bought more. They find it effective and they like it.

 

I am convinced that BioMin® Toothpaste works...

Dr Mark Maharaj - Park South Dental Practice, Swindon

I’ve been a GDP for 20 years, working almost entirely in the NHS, with patients from a wide cultural background, and their dental health and oral hygiene are affected by various cultural influences. I had read about BioMin® in the press and was intrigued and wanted to try it out on patients suffering from sensitivity.

I wasn’t 100% convinced but believed it was worth a try with potentially a lot to gain if it worked. I recommended it to patients who had problems with recession, brush abrasion, and sensitivity. They have seen positive results and with reduced sensitivity are now able to brush without discomfort. They are extremely happy and have recommended it to their friends and families. They are happy to buy it from us but they would love it to be more readily available in the supermarket or pharmacy. Although the article suggested there would be good results, I was surprised by such a strong positive reaction, and the increased demand to stock the product. Many come back and buy two tubes at a time to ensure they don’t run out.

They definitely have reduced sensitivity and they are much more willing to brush close to the gum line which has improved their plaque index and general oral hygiene. It’s still early days and I do not yet have clinical evidence of BioMin reversing lesions, but I believe that if we can reduce the pain of brushing teeth it will generally improve oral health and lower the risk of lesions getting worse.

I am convinced that it works for patients with sensitivity, and can see the benefit to those who use it regularly. I think it has changed the way they brush and their oral hygiene routine. Brushing with BioMin F twice a day is a more consistent method of delivering fluoride and enables the effect to continue over a 12-hour period. Colleagues – try it for yourselves and you will be able to judge the benefit it will deliver to you and your patients.