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It is always worrying that the toothpaste you use is just tackling the symptoms rather than dealing with the underlying problem. It is also worrying to keep adding additional doses of flouride to the daily intake with each new component of a fang care program. This is especially the case for children, teens and those who experience problems with flouride or object to it as part of their diet.
Blanx Biorepair does not contain flouride.
Instead it uses micro-crystals of Hydroxyapatite, which block the open channels to the nerves, so stopping the pain of sensitivity. The micro-repair crystals do just that. They get into the micro-holes, fissures and cracks and bond with the teeth to repair them, not only dealing with the causes of sensitivity and making the teeth stronger but also making the repaired surfaces look a lot cleaner, smoother, shinier and whiter - even without harsh whitening agents.
This has the further advantage of a smoother surface not only being more attractive but offering less of the pits where plaque and tartar can find a foothold and so do more damage to both teeth and gums.
This toothpaste helps to reduce sensitivity by healing the teeth themselves rather than dulling their nerves. It is not a flouride product but rather one based on ingredients found more naturally as part of human teeth. As a result, the taste is not that of your usual tube of toothpaste and the paste itself is a little thicker than in other prodcuts. However, the taste is pleasant and not overpowering.
It can be difficult to find this fine product in the shops. Luckily, we live in the future and the net can provide. It is currently on offer at Amazon for £5.38.
Yes this is expensive.
But it is good.
I came across this whilst looking for a new toothpaste specifically designed to strengthen or help repair tooth enamel. I noticed it got some good reviews so I decided to try it for myself and I'm glad I did because so far I've been very pleased with it.
BioRepair is described as a 'total protection toothpaste' that is suitable for use daily. Produced by Blanx, who are popular with their whitening toothpastes, this one is designed to do the following : Protect gums, fight plaque, freshen breath and repair tooth enamel. It doesn't contain fluoride, which makes it suitable even for those under 7 years.
Damaged tooth enamel can be detected by the dentist, but you may notice signs of tiny cracks or scratches that can alert you to this as I did, though they are usual pretty much invisible to the average eye. It's also indicated by sensitivity, such as to cold or hot drinks, for instance. This toothpaste works by filling in or penetrating these small cracks and scratches, with thehydroxyapatite particles in the toothpaste binding to the enamel in order to repair its surface. The website quotes the following to better explain this : "Biorepair® fixes flaws in teeth by filling tiny holes. With daily use, your teeth will be healthier definitely something to smile about!".
It comes in an upright tube that should be stored in this position and has a sturdy screw cap. For first time use you need to remove the silver foil. The plastic tube is actually quite thick and feels like good quality, which is the overall sense I get from this brand and this particular toothpaste.
This comes out as a white toothpaste with nothing extraordinary to note. It has a minty smell and taste, which is pleasant enough that I'd say there's nothing really to dislike about it immensely unless you have an aversion to minty toothpaste! You use this like a regular toothpaste, and I find that you only need a small amount on your toothbrush to lather up and work around your teeth. I tend to pay particular attention to my front teeth as I know this is a problem area.
After use my teeth feel cleaner and my mouth fresh, with nothing unpleasant to mention about the overall experience. I've known toothpastes before that have been gritty or that have left a nasty tang afterwards, but this avoids those pitfalls. I'd probably say this leaves me with a similar feeling that I get after eating an apple; I notice the surface of my teeth more, almost like they're smoother, though I don't know if that's really the case. My point is that it feels like it's done something after use without seeming to be too harsh.
I've been using this for a few weeks now and even though it's difficult to assess the strength and health of your enamel yourself, I would say this has made a difference. My teeth do feel that bit smoother and stronger, as if they're coated in a very thin protective layer, but probably not literally. I used to have slight sensitivity to some cold drinks and foods, like ice cream, which I've thankfully not noticed since using this over the last few weeks. I've not noticed any further problems with my teeth either, but a dentist would be the best judge of this.
Is it worth it? I tend to still use my regular toothpaste alongside this, so I don't use it as regularly as I could. That's partly because it's quite pricey for a toothpaste, but if you feel or know that you need help with your enamel, then it's worth it. It's pleasant and safe to use, and seems to be effective at doing what it claims. It's a multi-purpose toothpaste that can help repair and maintain good overall dental, in particular enamel, health.
100ml. I bought this at £3.99 from Amazon.
Im not a smoker, alcohol or coffee drinker yet i've always thought my teeth were a little too yellow, i've also treated them pretty badly over the years having been very accident prone and also having a really sweet tooth. I hate dentists, so much that I have panic attacks in their waiting rooms, so ive recently set about finding the perfect toothpaste, one that will look after my teeth as best as possible and hopefull allow me to avoid a dentists visit any time soon.
Blanx was first developed in 1990 after an Amercian team of scientist on an expedition to the artic noticed the native people had very white teeth. They found out why, the natives cleaned their teeth using moss! Artic moss is one of the oldest forms of plant life known to man but it wasnt until the 1950's that scientists discovered the moss helped build up a barrier against bacteria. A team of Italian scientists isolated the active ingreddients and found the moss to have anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti oxident properties. Blanx was patented and approved in 1992 and has since become one of the top whitening toothpastes in the world.
Blanx Bio repair claims it "Repairs daily wear before it becomes decay" and "Cleans teeth, protects gums, fights plaque, freshens breath" It contains "Nano-crystals" now i'll admit i know nothing about nano-crystals and so will tell you how the company explain them
"Nano-crystals are tiny particles measuring 10-100 nanometres, that is 10 to 100 billionths of a metre, or around a thousandths of the width of a human hair. Blanx Biorepair toothpastes contain about 15% Nanorepair Nano-crystals of a substance called carbonated apatite activated by zinc ions-this is the same component that forms the main component of human teeth."
Blanx Biorepair aims to repair the daily damage caused to teeth by allowing the nano-crystals to penetrate into the tiny cracks and fissures in the teeth, they become integrated into the structure and enamal of the tooth "effectively repairing the tooth" Biorepair prevents plaque and tartar formation and works with sensitive teeth relieving pain caused by cold or hot foods and drinks.
Blanx Biorepair comes in 100ml tubes and is available in regular or sensitive versions. It is quite hard to come by but is available from most Boots stores and online. Prices instore start from £3.99 but you can always pick up good deals online, there are many sellers on Ebay who stock Biorepair.
The product itself comes in an unimpressive white box with silver and green(in the regular version) detailing, for a £3.99 toothpaste you would expect something a little more expensive looking, the side of the box explains the Nano-crystals and how Biorepair can help your teeth. The tube is the same colour and made of pliable plastic, rather than some metallic toothpaste tubes. It has a flip lid which also unscrews, you need to remove the lid before first use as it comes with a foil hygeine seal.
A 100ml tube(approx 3.4 fl oz) has a shelf life of 12 months
Blanx Bioprepair contains no fluride and is suitable for use by the whole family, including young children(use less toothpaste than a adult dose and supervise brushing) under the age of six.
It is suitable for daily use, there is no risk of damage to the enamel as it is not an abrasive product. Just use a pea size amount of toothpaste on your brush and gently brush your teeth for the recommended 2 minutes.
At first I was initially disspointed by the packaging, like I mentioned earlier £3.99 for toothpaste leaves you with high expectations, I guess they focus the cost on the effectiveness of the product rather than waste it on packaging.
The toothpaste smells to me like dull mint, slightly chalky, not fresh as it claims. It tastes, again, like dull mint, it tastes slightly powdery and chalky like extra strong mints without the extreme flavour. It isnt your classic toothpaste taste and takes a little while to become accustomed to. The toothpaste is white but is thick and stodgy unlike most toothpastes(I guess thats the nano-crystals) I found it was quite difficult to squeeze from the tube and had a tendancy to clog the nozzle, when it does this is goes quite hard and I found myself trying to bore a hole through the toothpaste with a pair of tweezers.
After my 1st week of use I became accustomed to the taste but I noticed that it takes longer to get smooth teeth than my previous toothpaste did.
After 2 weeks i'd noticed a definate improvement to my teeth, there was a slight whitening to them and one particular line down my front tooth seemed to have gone. I noticed that you really need to reach all areas for full effect, if you dont concentrate on brushing all areas of the teeth they will appear patchy(worst area for this is very base of bottom teeth)
After a month I can confirm my teeth are whiter, i'd even go so far as to say they are looking healtier, I had a small crack in one tooth but it no longer shows. It still takes a long time to get a really smooth feel to the teeth and I wouldnt say you are left feeling "minty fresh"
I wouldnt say this was a toothpaste for the clean freaks, while you may get whiter teeth they dont feel as clean as they could do, maybe thats because one of my previous toothpastes had baking soda in which is a powerful cleaning agent, maybe someone who hasnt used a baking soda product will be happier with the cleaning power of the toothpaste. Its definately not one for fresh breath either, I dont drink but after brushing my teeth one evening my husband claimed I smelt like beer, not what you want to achieve with a toothpaste!
I would recommend the toothpaste if you are after whiter teeth and if you require minimal repair, it's not going to fill that big hole the dentists been warning you about! If you like fresh tasting paste tha cleans well and freshens your breath then this is not the product for you.