I was thrilled when Richard, BioMin’s SEO, got in touch with me and kindly asked if I’d like to try out their toothpaste range. The science behind BioMin is pretty nifty and it’s been interesting learning more about it as I’ve been trying the toothpaste for this review. Spoiler Alert: I love this stuff!
Benefits Of BioMin In A Nutshell
- Protects & strengthens the surface of the teeth.
- Advanced, unique formula gradually releases ions to reduce dentine sensitivity.
- Reduced or zero fluoride depending on toothpaste format.
- Provides long lasting protection up to 12hrs.
- Not tested on animals & no animal products used.
You can find out more about the brand & products, along with professional testimonials & user reviews, on the BioMin website.
The BioMin Range
The BioMin catalogue is still expanding, but at present there are two main variations of the toothpaste that vary in their fluoride content, plus a version for children.
What’s also really heartening is that BioMin toothpastes don’t contain any animal-derived ingredients and the brand doesn’t test on animals.
BioMin F – Lower Fluoride. Produces Fluorapatite to protect teeth.
The BioMin F toothpaste provides long lasting effects (up to 12hrs) by slowly releasing a mixture of phosphate, calcium and fluoride ions. These elements combine to create Fluorapatite, which goes inside and around any dentine tubules that are exposed in order to protect the teeth and reduce sensitivity. BioMin F toothpaste replicates the effects of saliva and helps to replace any lost mineral on the surface of teeth. This is why BioMin is referred to as “armour for teeth”. Pretty cool, huh?
Ingredients include: Glycerin, PEG 400, Silica, Titanium Dioxide, Fluoro CalciumPhosphoSilicate, Carbomer, Aroma, Potassium Acesulfame & Sodium Lauryl Sulphate. Fluoride content is less than 600ppm.
BioMin C – Fluoride-free. Produces Hydroxyapatite to protect teeth.
The ingredients here adhere to the surface of the teeth and slowly release the ions in a similar fashion to the BioMin F toothpaste, but it works more quickly to create a hydroxyapatite coating and it does so without any fluoride.
BioMin F For Kids – BioMin F science with a fruity twist.
Prevention is better than cure, and taking care of your teeth is best started at a young age. With kids, the love for sugary yumminess and perhaps some reluctance to brush regularly might impact their dental health. The kids range of toothpastes pack in all the goodness of BioMin F but in two fruity flavours of strawberry and melon to make brushing fun and enjoyable for the little ones.
BioMin F or BioMin C or Kids?
The Fluorapatite provides superior acid resistance compared to the hydroxyapatite produced by BioMin C, so if you want greater protection against acid erosion, then BioMin F may be preferable.
However, if you want or need to go for a fluoride-free toothpaste, then BioMin C is the perfect alternative.
The Kids BioMin range has the same ingredients as BioMin F to protect teeth, so it’s not a weaker version. There are only two differences: they have a flavouring, and the toothpaste itself is more glittery and translucent rather than white. As such, it’s not just for kids because adults can love it too, like I do!
This is used as a regular toothpaste, however BioMin provide some suggestions to amplify the benefits.
Use a 1cm line of the toothpaste on your brush, and place it against your teeth, tilting at a slight angle against the gum line. Using short, gentle up and down movements to push the bristles away from gums. Start with the outer surfaces of the upper and lower teeth, then repeat for the inner surfaces and the back teeth. Give a little extra TLC to the hard the reach areas. Keep brushing for two minutes and then swirl the toothpaste foam around your mouth for a further 30 seconds.
Spit out but don’t rinse your mouth with water as that’ll wash off the active ingredients. They also suggest not to eat or drink for around 30 minutes after brushing, which gives the toothpaste more time to work its magic. Smile and enjoy your freshly cleaned and strengthened teeth!
The packaging is understated & contemporary, giving it a natural yet professional edge. For those wanting science but without a huge list of scary-sounding chemicals, then this is pretty appealing. The toothpastes come in convenient squeezy tubes with screw caps that are easy to use.
In terms of the regular BioMin F, the toothpaste has a minty fresh flavour which is very pleasant. I find that toothpastes & mouthwashes can sometimes be too minty and too strong, but this is just right.
After use it feels like there’s a coating on my teeth. If I run my tongue across my teeth they almost feel thicker, while also feeling much smoother and highly polished. I love the sensation.
The Kids toothpaste is a fantastic fruity twist on BioMin F. Caring for your child’s teeth is so important, but I’d also say adults could enjoy these ones as a break from the regular mint toothpastes. The strawberry has a light scent to it, but it looks glittery translucent rather than red. I can’t remember using anything other than mint toothpaste even as a child so it’s a bit strange at first, but the flavourings are gentle and great for a change. It has a strawberry yumminess as you brush, and the other is a lovely melon flavour, just don’t get carried away and swallow any!
The science is pretty fascinating. I hadn’t even heard of bioactive glass before trying out this product but the fact that it can help to replace lost apatite mineral on tooth surfaces is fantastic. I’ve experienced weakened enamel, chips at the top of my teeth, gum issues and sensitivity, so I gravitate towards products that target these areas. The benefits of this particular toothpaste are spot on for my needs. I’ve found that sensitivity is reduced after use and I’m hoping to continue using this toothpaste in future to continue to strengthen the surface of my teeth over time.
This toothpaste effectively fights the damage that can be caused by acidic and sugary foods and drinks. I drink a lot of Pepsi Max because I’m constantly thirsty and I eat a lot of sugary sweets, much to the displeasure of my dentist. Even products you may not think of because they’re ‘healthy’ can damage enamel, like fruit juice. The bioactive glass minerals help to replace lost apatite mineral on tooth surfaces, which in turn strengthens the teeth and protects them from further damage when used on an ongoing basis.
If you have any issues with the health of your teeth, the enamel or with tooth sensitivity, then BioMin is a great place to start. Even if you don’t have any issues I think this is a toothpaste that should help to keep it that way, continuing to strengthen your teeth and prevent future damage. Prevention is better than cure, as they say.
An All-Round Toothpaste
Whether you go for the BioMin F, C or Kids flavoured versions, this is an excellent all-rounder toothpaste that can be used daily in place of your regular product. It’s specifically designed to strengthen the teeth and provide enhanced protection against acidic food and drink, but it’ll also keep your pearly whites healthy, protecting against cavities, tartar and plaque.
Any downsides? At the moment availability is somewhat limited to just a few outlets, but hopefully that’ll expand in future.
It’s a pricier toothpaste but it’s also powerful and effective, so I personally feel it’s worth paying for. It does something that your regular budget toothpastes don’t do: using advanced ingredients to strengthen the surfaces of teeth while reducing sensitivity in a way that no other toothpaste can.
All in all, I’ve been super impressed by the way this toothpaste works, its effectiveness, and the way my teeth feel after using it. A worthy investment for strong, healthy gnashers – highly recommended!
Try It Out : Where To Buy BioMin Toothpaste
BioMin is currently available through dental practices and online outlets. You can’t get it on the highstreet, but that also makes it a bit more special, don’t you think?
There’s a stockist finder tool on the BioMin website. You can also check out what’s available online in your country here:
- Unfortunately Amazon’s BioMin range is limited for those in the States, but you can find BioMin C on Amazon US.
- If you’re in the UK, US, Australia or elsewhere in the world, you’ll find a wider range of BioMin toothpastes on eBay.
Do you have worry about the strength of your teeth and condition of their enamel? Is this a toothpaste you’d like to try?
[ These products were freely gifted in return for an honest review, which I have provided here ]