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:
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.
Micro-crystalline hydroxyapatite (sourced from pure bone powder from New Zealand pasture raised cattle), non-GMO xylitol (sourced from birch trees), sodium bicarbonate, white kaolin clay, calcium lactate (non-dairy), magnesium carbonate, himalayan salt, peppermint, spearmint, menthol. (cinnamon version - cinnamon leaf oil)
Certified gluten free, soy free, dairy free, GMO free, rice free, fluoride free, SLS free, glycerin free.
The main ingredient that makes OraWellness Shine so effective and unique is microcrystalline hydroxyapatite, or MCHA for short.
“Microcrystalline” means that the particle size is really, really small, and that it’s in a crystal form.
Given that our teeth are living crystals, the crystalline form is perfect for our needs. The tiny size is necessary so the minerals can be used to rebuild tooth enamel.
The second half is “hydroxyapatite”. Unless you like to geek out on old dental journals, you might not know that this is the actual material our teeth are made of!
Non-GMO, birch-based Xylitol
Xylitol plays an important role in delivering the bioavailable minerals to the areas of decay. MCHA works well by itself, but xylitol amplifies the remineralizing benefit by helping to ensure that the MCHA is delivered where it’s needed most.
To maintain the highest quality product possible, Shine uses non-GMO xylitol sourced from birch trees and produced in North America.
We complete the trifecta of remineralizing ingredients in OraWellness Shine with calcium lactate, which enhances the remineralization effects of xylitol.
These three ingredients work in synergy, resulting in a unique formula that facilitates remineralization like no other oral hygiene product.
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Thursday, 18 July 2019 | Maria
I love Shine. It strengthens my teeth and visibly makes them whiter in a safe way. I highly recommend it.
Monday, 8 July 2019 | Clare
I use this at least twice a day. Very easy to sprinkle onto a toothbrush straight after cleaning teeth with your regular toothpaste. No need to rinse out, just swish around mouth a little. Initial sensation of a few tiny particles caught between only lasts a few seconds. I think this is preferable to a mouthwash, especially the alcohol based ones. Leaves a satisfying feeling of treating your teeth to a finishing clean with supportive nutrients.
Tuesday, 18 June 2019 | L
I haven't used commercial toothpaste for over 10 years now, and more recently started to use a powdered form (to help cut down on liquids when travelling). This toothpaste tastes quite nice and I'll probably need to give it some time to see how it has helped my teeth (if it does) as my oral care is quite high already but have the burden of younger years of neglect. I've given 4 stars because I think the price is quite expensive compared to another similar toothpaste powder that I've used (which I've had no issues with but wanted to try something else)
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