MI Paste from GC America is a remineralizing toothpaste with Recaldent, derived from milk protein, which delivers the essential minerals calcium and phosphate back into your enamel. MI Paste is not toothpaste, but rather a treatment for enamel that is applied to the teeth after routine brushing and flossing. In fact, in Australia where this product was developed, they call it Tooth Mousse.
MI Paste and MI Paste Plus are the only products for professional use containing the active ingredient RECALDENT™ (CPP-ACP), a special milk-derived protein that has a unique ability to release bio-available calcium and phosphate (and fluoride in MI Paste Plus) to tooth surfaces. When it comes to maintaining a healthy smile, these key ingredients can make a big difference in overall health.
MI Paste Plus offers the same benefits of MI Paste, but is enhanced with a patented form of fluoride (900 ppm). MI Paste and MI Paste Plus are safe and easy-to-use both in office and at-home. They are both available in five delicious flavors: melon, mint, strawberry, tutti-frutti and vanilla.
Choose MI Paste and MI Paste Plus with RECALDENT™ (CPP-ACP):
- Relieves tooth sensitivity
- Does not irritate dry mouths
- Provides a topical coating for patients suffering from sensitivity and oral mucosa
- Helps minimize tooth sensitivity before and after professional cleaning and tooth whitening
A Tale of Two Hygienists
Dr. Jeanette MacLean reviews the various clinical uses for MI Paste in this TIPisode from the Tale of Two Hygienists podcast show.
The Science Behind MI Paste & MI Paste Plus with RECALDENT™ (CPP-ACP):
|Casein Phosphopeptide (CPP) are natural occurring molecules which are able to release calcium and phosphate ions and stabilize Amorphous Calcium Phosphate (ACP), which is also the source of calcium and phosphate.|
|MI Paste and MI Paste Plus are not toothpastes; they are topical tooth crèmes that can be used safely several times daily (or directed by your dental professional or physician). Both products release vital minerals into the mouth when and where needed.|
*Images above: Electronmicrograph demonstrating occlusion of exposed dentinal tubules by CPP-ACP. CPP-ACP relieves sensitivity within 3-5 minutes. (Prof. E. Reynolds)
What is the difference between MI Paste & MI Paste Plus?
MI Paste does not contain fluoride and is recommended for children under six years of age and pregnant women. MI Paste Plus offers the same great benefits of regular MI Paste; it is enhanced with a patented form of fluoride.
Etch + MI Paste Treatment
This product can also be used along with treatments by our dentists to help reverse and strengthen white spot lesions and congenital enamel defects in a minimally invasive manner and at a fraction of the cost of fillings.
Less is More: Minimally-Invasive Cosmetic Treatment Options for Enamel Defects
Dentists interested in learning MI Paste/Icon as a minimally invasive treatment for enamel defects: