When protecting your pearly whites, enamel is the first line of defense. Daily habits like enjoying morning coffee and sweet treats can put your enamel at risk. For cavity and decay protection, enamel needs remineralization, supported by a healthy oral microbiome and minerals in saliva. But what about an unhealthy mouth?
Sugary drinks and poor oral hygiene can overwhelm good bacteria, necessitating reinforcements. Traditionally, fluoride has been the go-to option, recognized by the FDA. However, hydroxyapatite offers many advantages both when combined with fluoride or as a stand-alone without fluoride.
The term ‘ non-fluoride’ can be misleading, as it encompasses everything other than fluoride, from ice cream to paper. Therefore, it’s more practical to select specific ingredients like fluoride and/or hydroxyapatite.
What is Hydroxyapatite?
Hydroxyapatite, a calcium phosphate mineral that naturally occurs in our teeth and bones, constitutes approximately 70% of dentin and 97% of enamel. Used in oral care products since the 1970s, hydroxyapatite has been studied and tested for decades. It has been widely adopted in countries like Japan and Canada for its cavity-prevention properties.
Introducing Hydroxamin by SuperMouth
At SuperMouth, we have developed ‘Hydroxamin’, a proprietary blend of hydroxyapatite, including its nano-form which closely mimics the structure of natural enamel, Vitamin D3, and Vitamin K2, each at their ideal concentrations for maximum efficacy. This carefully calibrated formula is a key component of all of our toothpastes, mouthwashes, and flosses, available with or without fluoride, catering to diverse oral care needs while ensuring the best possible results.
Why Vitamins D3 and K2?
Many studies have shown that Vitamin D3 and K2 are beneficial for calcium absorption needed for strong bones and teeth, commonly referred to as remineralization for teeth. Since many individuals may have deficiencies in these vitamins, their inclusion in our products aims to support oral health.
Fluoride and Hydroxyapatite: Informed Choices
Each ingredient has its benefits and limitations. Fluoride compounds, acknowledged by the FDA for their anti-cavity properties and ability to strengthen teeth, and hydroxyapatite, which forms a protective layer on enamel, potentially safeguard against erosion and aid in reducing tooth sensitivity. Hydroxyapatite is also believed to help naturally whiten teeth and restore luster, although individual results may vary.
Making the Right Choice with SuperMouth
Choosing the right hydroxyapatite oral care product and deciding if adding fluoride is beneficial depends on individual needs. For children with limited exposure to sugary or acidic foods, products with hydroxyapatite and prebiotics might be suitable. Those at a higher cavity risk might consider products with a combination of fluoride and hydroxyapatite. The decision is important and should be made after discussing options with a dentist or healthcare professional, ensuring the best choice for your specific oral health needs.
Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only and is not intended to replace professional dental advice. Consult a healthcare professional for personalized oral care guidance.