Unlike other whitening products that can actually damage enamel, the primary intent behind OraWellness Shine is to remineralize teeth. Once lost minerals are restored the secondary focus of Shine can be addressed; to gently encourage a brighter, whiter smile.
How does Shine gently whiten?
Whitening teeth is risky business because most whitening products are actually bleaching agents which can cause a loss of minerals and weaken the teeth.
Researchers found that there's one ingredient - white kaolin clay - that is the most effective to whiten and clean the teeth without damaging enamel.
The good news is even staining on veneers or composite (white) fillings on front teeth can be polished whiter. These dental materials are at risk of being stained by common staining foods/drinks (coffee, tea, red wine, green smoothies, blueberries, etc).
How does Shine remineralize teeth?
Shine combines three remineralization strategies to create a unique product solution. The reason Shine works so well is because:
- the minerals are exactly the same as the minerals your teeth are made of
- the minerals are in a very bio-available form; the particle size is tiny in order to be incorporated into the tiny tubule structure of your teeth
- the formula uses a unique delivery method to bring the minerals exactly to where your teeth need support
So, one reason Shine works so well to reverse tooth decay is simply that it makes available tiny particles of the exact mineral structure your teeth are made of to rebuild and restore the minerals that have been lost.
What clinical studies say about the remineralization ability of MCHA
Shine uses a proprietary formula of natural ingredients which have extensive clinical data proving their effectiveness to repair damaged teeth and protect teeth from future damage (mineral loss).
In one study, researchers found that “enamel microhardness enhanced significantly after exposure” to the MCHA in Shine.
Another study went on to state that using MCHA “can greatly enhance remineralization and increase tooth microhardness”.
Researchers from another study even compared the remineralizing benefits to fluoride by stating, MCHA “caused remineralization comparable to a fluoride dentifrice [toothpaste], and inhibited caries[cavity] development, thus suggesting… an effective alternative to fluoride toothpaste.”
Ultimately, what all this means is the ingredients in Shine help restore strength and mineral density in areas of existing tooth decay and they help protect against future decay by inhibiting more mineral loss from your teeth.
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Please note: Some people brush their pet's teeth with human toothpaste. Do not use Shine for this purpose as it contains Xylitol which is toxic to dogs and can be fatal.