Looking for a way to boost your oral hygiene routine? We’ve got what you’ve been looking for! MI (minimal intervention) Paste is a water-based, sugar-free cream that helps prevent sensitivity, acid erosion, decay, and other oral health problems. Certain minerals strengthen your teeth and protect your enamel. Fluoride is the most well-known mineral, but calcium and phosphate are just as important. MI Paste is a topical tooth cream that contains these minerals to help you achieve and maintain optimal oral health.
Dr. Mina Levi offers this dental hygiene supplement at her San Francisco dental practice, California Dental Innovations. Continue reading to learn more about this cutting-edge treatment.
THE MI PASTE FAMILY
There are three members of the MI Paste family: MI Paste ONE, MI Paste, and MI Paste Plus®.
MI PASTE ONE
This is a two-in-one application that is made up of toothpaste and MI Paste Plus and includes RECALDENT™ and fluoride. Patients use this product to treat dental sensitivity, remineralize their teeth, and prevent white spot lesions. Instead of a two-step oral hygiene process, this only requires brushing.
Traditional MI Paste is for professional use. It relieves dental sensitivity related to professional cleanings, teeth whitening procedures, and orthodontics. It also contains RECALDENT but is a cream, not a toothpaste.
MI PASTE PLUS
This product is exactly like the original MI Paste, but it contains a patented form of fluoride. It is safe to use at the dentist’s office and home. Ask Dr. Levi if this product is right for your smile.
WHAT DOES MI PASTE DO?
MI Paste assists your saliva’s ability to restore the pH levels in your mouth. Eating and drinking throughout the day and disrupt the oral microbiome, making the pH more acidic and causing damage to your teeth and gums. Replenishing the saliva with calcium, phosphate, and fluoride can balance the pH to create a healthier environment for your entire mouth.
MI Paste can help patients who have dental sensitivity, acid erosion, or those who are likely to develop cavities. It may also help diminish white spots and other minor instances of tooth discoloration.
DO I USE MI PASTE INSTEAD OF REGULAR TOOTHPASTE?
MI Paste ONE can be used instead of regular toothpaste. The other family members should be used in conjunction with fluoride toothpaste in the morning and evening.
CAN ANYONE USE MI PASTE?
MI Paste contains an ingredient that is derived from milk casein. Because of this, patients who have an allergy to milk protein or a sensitivity or allergy to benzoate preservatives should not use MI Paste.
PREVENTIVE DENTISTRY IN SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Dr. Mina Levi at California Dental Innovations helps patients maintain optimal oral health through preventive treatments and supplements like MI Paste. Our goal is to always preserve natural tooth structures, and when that isn’t possible, we use minimally-invasive, safe, and effective treatment methods.
Patients of all ages should visit the dentist at least every six months. If it’s been longer than that since your last dental cleaning and exam appointment, don’t put it off any longer. Our friendly dental team is excited to meet you and help you achieve your oral health goals. Call (415) 513-5066 or contact us online today to schedule your initial consultation.