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DENTAL NEWS - BioMin® F first to receive FDA approval!

The only fluoride-containing bioactive glass toothpaste to be approved by the FDA for sale in the United States.

Trycare is delighted to announce that BioMin® F toothpaste, sold as Dr Collins BioMin Restore Plus in the USA, has received FDA 510K approval for relief of sensitivity. This is a significant achievement because BioMin® F is the only fluoride-containing bioactive glass toothpaste to be approved by the FDA for sale in the United States.

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  • Date: January 8, 2021
  • Category: News & Events
BioMin® F first to receive FDA approval

DENTAL NEWS - BioMin® e-Academy

BioMin® are delighted to announce the launch of BioMin® e-Academy!

A FREE online learning platform for dental professionals and practitioners to further their education and knowledge base about bioactive glass applications in dentistry, and obtain Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits at the same time. The learning programmes featured on the e-Academy are compliant with the General Dental Council (GDC)’s Development Outcomes and each course is linked to one or more of these.

Obtainable from home via BioMin®'s online portal. So register today to obtain those vital extra credits!

BioMin® has developed a wealth of scientific and clinical studies, resources, and programmes which we have been collated on this e-learning platform in an easy to use, bite-sized modular format for professional development. Now you can gain free CPD simply whilst learning more about the technology behind BioMin®!

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  • Date: August 6, 2020
  • Category: News & Events
Launching BioMin e-Academy

DENTAL NEWS - Practices Go Green With Perfection Plus

With single use plastics such a huge problem in the modern world, Perfection Plus are making great steps to ensure their product range is as environmentally friendly as possible!

Protect+ Sterilisation Pouches, a favourite with Trycare customers for years, are now even better. Made from fully recyclable paper and plastic, practices can become more environmentally friendly by disposing of pouches in a green manner. They've also introduced brand new fully recyclable monotrays made from PET plastic and these can be disposed of as recyclable clinical waste. Both products are available at the same great prices as before, so going gre

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  • Date: January 9, 2020
  • Category: Dental News
Practices Go Green With Perfection Plus

DENTAL NEWS - BioMin® F: forming a protective barrier after GBT

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By Moira Crawford, freelance health writer and editor.

‘I apply a smear layer of BioMin® F toothpaste after Guided Biofilm Therapy (GBT), and this provides a protective barrier, remineralising the tooth surface and preventing sensitivity and staining, until the pellicle is restored’

Sam Davison, hygienist SE England
I have been practising Guided Biofilm Therapy (GBT) for some time now, as it is an effective and minimally invasive technique to remove biofilm from patients’ teeth. Biofilm has been shown to be an important precursor to caries, periodontal disease and peri-implant infections.

GBT involves the use of prophylaxis to remove this bacterial layer, but as it does so, it also removes the protective pellicle on the surface of the teeth, stripping it back to the surface, which leaves it at risk of developing sensitivity and of picking up stains.

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  • Date: May 20, 2019
  • Category: Biomin News

DENTAL NEWS - BioMin® F: controlled fluoride delivery - a breakthrough in oral health

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The controlled release of fluoride at a low dose for many hours after brushing may be more effective at remineralising early lesions than increasing the amount of fluoride in toothpaste, reports Moira Crawford

Fluoride has been a standard ingredient of toothpaste ever since it was found to have a beneficial effect in preventing tooth decay. It has played a huge part in improving dental health, and soluble fluoride has been added to toothpaste, varnishes and drinking water in certain areas.
However, it has traditionally been held that increasing the concentration of fluoride within a product would correspondingly increase its efficacy. As a result, therapeutic toothpastes can contain up to 5000ppm fluoride with the aim of strengthening teeth and preventing tooth decay for high-risk patients.

Wasted fluoride

However, research has shown the quantity of soluble fluoride in toothpaste is not the complete answer. Professor Robert Hill, research director at the Dental Institute and head of dental physical sciences at Queen Mary University, London, believes much of the fluoride in conventional toothpastes go to waste.
Studies have shown that when conventional toothpaste containing a soluble fluoride is used, there is an immediate ‘high’ of fluoride in the mouth, but this drops exponentially as the toothpaste is washed away by the salivary flow. After about 100 minutes the amount of fluoride in saliva decreases below therapeutic levels – irrespective of the initial concentration (Figure 1 on the article).

Download the full article and more about BioMin® F toothpaste


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  • Date: April 1, 2019
  • Category: Dental News
Biomin news article - controlled fluoride delivery

DENTAL NEWS - Peter Fairbairn agrees with OsteoBiol® by Tecnoss!

In a recent Facebook posting, on 20th March 2019, Peter Fairbairn wrote that “I often hear that you need a like a Xenograft to maintain long term stability (although humans seem to be able to stand up OK without fillers in our skeleton). But the originators of the myth merely do not understand true host regeneration, bone is living tissue and needs to turnover and respond to function.”

The type of “filler” he was referring to is non-resorbable and derived from high-temperature processing of bone, usually bovine, that burns away the protein but leaves the remaining bone mineral so hard that it cannot be resorbed. Bio-oss from Geistlich is a typical example.

OsteoBiol® from Tecnoss, is produced using a patented process that removes all the potentially dangerous allergenic components from the animal bone (pig or horse) but preserves both the collagen and resorbable bone mineral in a useable format. Moreover, they remain naturally intertwined.

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  • Date: March 28, 2019
  • Category: Dental News
Peter Fairbairn agrees with Tecnoss

Dentsply Astra implants and Adin implants achieve similar results, dental study reveals

Results of an independent, comparative study published by New York University indicates that Adin implants integrate as well as Dentsply Astra implants and other leading brands.

The chart opposite shows the increasing bone to implant contact after 1 week, 3 weeks and 6 weeks with Adin implants having similar results to Dentsply Astra ®, Straumann ® and Nobel ®.

Dentsply implants are good quality, but the study indicates that Adin implants perform just as well. The big difference between the two implants however is price!

With so many variables influencing the outcome of placing implants like bone quality, clinical skill, etc, financial savings are being made by clinicians by switching to Adin implants, without any loss of implant quality!

Why Adin?

Adin implants are the next-generation of bone-level implants and one of the highest performing implants in the world. Adin has been established for more than 20 years and over 40,000 implants have been placed in the UK to date, with no adverse defects! It is the world’s tenth largest manufacturer of dental implants and predicted to soon become one of the top four.

It's unique thread and tip slices through bone compressing and condensing on the way, offering outstanding primary stability and allowing optimal restorative orientation. The surfaces have also been treated for faster osseointegration and they are suitable for all indications and exceptional for immediate loading. Adin implants are also a favourite with many of the FGDP implant course tutors at The Royal College of Surgeons and some consider they are superior to all the other implant systems they have used.

However, they also provide much better value than Dentsply Astra implants.

Want to know more?

Download the price list, studies and watch the Adin video by visiting the Adin Implants page or call us on 01274 885544. One of our implant specialists can also visit you to run through the efficacy reports and any potential financial savings to be made.

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  • Date: March 22, 2019
  • Category: Dental News
Dentsply implants Astra Tech

Biomin: Prevention Of Post-Scaling Sensitivity

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A new comparative study has confirmed that BioMinF is more effective than other toothpastes tested in reducing sensitivity following scaling and root planing, something dental hygienists are already finding. Moira Crawford reports...

Sensitivity following scaling and root planing is a common problem, and one that dental hygienists and therapists are only too familiar with. Many patients with sensitivity problems have tried a number of toothpastes without success, and either suffer after scaling procedures or cannot even bear to endure them. Others find that the procedure triggers sensitivity.

Now an innovative new toothpaste has been launched, BioMinF, which takes a different approach to the treatment and prevention of sensitivity. It has been shown not only to improve the problem on a daily basis but also to have an immediate effect in reducing sensitivity straight after scaling.

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  • Date: March 12, 2019
  • Category: Dental News
Biomin: Prevention Of Post-Scaling Sensitivity

BioMin Features In The Times Special Report!

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Tooth decay is the leading cause of hospitalisation in UK children, and yet it is easily prevented, so why are the numbers so high?

Biomin featured in the Dental Health special report this week, published in The Times, and explores this question, with an infographic on our shifting diets and comment on the threat sugar poses to children and their teeth.

The Biomin article on page 7, entitled 'Combat the pain of sensitive teeth' explains how the toothpaste could significantly reduce dental decay as well as solving tooth sensitivity problems.

There are many other articles and the report is available here to download. Enjoy!


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  • Date: January 30, 2019
  • Category: Dental News
BioMin Features In The Times Special Report!

BioMinF Toothpaste Produces Deep Remineralisation

New research shows that BioMin™ F is capable of remineralising both the tooth surface and the sub-surface enamel

Young patients wearing fixed orthodontic appliances run a higher risk of caries than those who do not. If decay develops during the orthodontic treatment, then white spot lesions (formed by demineralisation of the tooth enamel around the brackets) can appear and damage the newly straightened teeth.

BioMin F, a new toothpaste based on bioactive glass technology, was already shown to be effective in remineralising tooth enamel and improving symptoms of sensitivity (Sivaranjani, 2018). Now, a new study has shown that the effects penetrate even deeper into the tooth – remineralising the sub-surface enamel and improving or reversing the white spot lesions (Bakry et al, 2018).

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  • Date: January 17, 2019
  • Category: Dental News
Biomin prevents white spot lesions

Cara Wins BioMin's Clinical Case Study Award 2018

Congratulations to Cara Green of Romford, Essex who scooped the top prize in BioMin's Clinical Case Study Award 2018.

The judging panel was Prof Robert Hill, Dr David Gillam and Dr Marina Harris who agreed Cara's study was well laid out and structured, an attractive presentation and well referenced. You can download it here.

As well as kudos and exposure for winning, Cara was presented with a certificate and set of top quality instruments, kindly donated by Hu Friedy.

The runners up, who also presented very good quality case studies were Gulag Singh of Huntingdon and Felicity Heath of Bournemouth.
The competition was also launched in Lithuania and the winner, Viktorija Butrimaviciene, was sponsored by BioMin Technologies Ltd to spend the weekend at the Oral Health Conference & Exhibition in Telford.

Certificates were presented by Phil Mathers (pictured), CEO of Trycare Ltd who are the UK distributors of Biomin toothpaste.

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  • Date: November 28, 2018
  • Category: Dental News
BioMin Clinical Case Study Award 2018

DENTAL NEWS - OsteoBiol Is Almost Indistinguishable From Autologous Bone!

Viscous collagen gel that binds graft particulates, aids placement and resists in situ distortion

OsteoBiol® TSV Gel has thermo-gelling properties that provide mechanical stability to bone substitute granules and barrier membranes. At low temperature (4°C) the gel is relatively flowable and easy to mix with graft and manipulate but becomes more viscous when exposed to body temperature.

Significantly improved putty-like handling and stability OsteoBiol TSV Gel contains heterologous type I and III collagen gel with polyunsaturated fat acids diluted in aqueous solution that contains a biocompatible synthetic copolymer that gives it its gelification kinetics.

The viscosity is at its minimum at 4°C. but increases rapidly with temperature until it plateaus at 13°C. At body temperature OsteoBiol® TSV Gel is gel-like. It does not fully harden but keeps a soft consistency and when mixed with GenOss® granules creates an easy to handle and pressure-resistant putty. The mixture becomes a stable, sticky and putty-like conglomerate that is easily placed in a defect. OsteoBiol TSV Gel is biocompatible and rapidly resorbed.
It is sterilized by Gamma irradiation, is radio transparent and thermo-reversible.

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  • Date: October 18, 2018
  • Category: Dental News

How To Reduce White Spots During Orthodontic Treatment

White spot lesions due to demineralisation of tooth enamel are a common side-effect of orthodontic treatment, and a potential precursor to caries. The use of products based on bioactive glass which forms fluorapatite to remineralise the tooth surface could reduce the risk of white spot lesions in these patients.

Orthodontic treatment has never been more popular. With the current emphasis on oral aesthetics, not only teenagers but adults are seeking to improve the alignment of their teeth for a perfect smile.

There can, however, be an unfortunate ill-effect to the use of bonded orthodontic appliances: demineralisation of the tooth enamel around the brackets, ie white spot lesions (WSL). WSL are defined as ‘subsurface enamel porosity from carious demineralisation’, which are visible as a milky white opacity on the tooth surface, slightly softer than the surrounding smooth enamel.

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  • Date: October 9, 2018
  • Category: Dental News
white spots on teeth

Biomin F: Sensitivity Relief For 90% Of Patients

Biomin F toothpaste, based on bioactive glass technology, has been available for several months now. Moira Crawford talks to clinicians with over a year’s experience of Biomin, who say 90% of patients are reporting relief from sensitivity problems.

Dentine sensitivity is a big deal for patients. Discomfort or pain, particularly in reaction to hot or cold food and drinks, or even cold air, is common in the general population, and can cause acute distress, having a genuine impact on people’s lives.

Sufferers come to their dentist seeking relief from the pain of hypersensitivity and, as a result, there is a wide range of toothpastes aimed at patients with sensitivity available on the market. Many patients have tried them all, with varying degrees of success.

That’s because dentine hypersensitivity is not straightforward to treat. A UK expert forum on dentine hypersensitivity produced management guidelines, which identified three main categories into which patients with hypersensitivity will fall, and different management strategies appropriate to each (Gillam et al, 2013).

‘There isn’t one single cause of sensitivity, so there can’t be a single product that is the gold standard,’ explained Dr David Gillam, who chaired the forum. ‘It’s like Cinderella’s slipper – one size does not fit all.’

"It's not the amount of fluoride that counts but the length of time it's in contact with the tooth"

Read the full article.


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  • Date: September 20, 2018
  • Category: Dental News
Biomin F toothpaste occlude tubules

BioMin Toothpaste With A Heart Of Glass

Written by Chris Branfield, Principal Dentist at Castle Park Dental Care, Cottingham.

A while ago I was asked to do a TV advert for Sensodyne. I liked their “Repair and Protect” toothpaste because it contains a bio-glass that sticks to surface like a protective layer and helps stop tooth sensitivity. However, there is now a new toothpaste containing an even more beneficial bio-glass called Biomin.

Traditionally, to try and strengthen teeth and protect against decay with a toothpaste, fluoride is used in quite high concentrations. Most adult toothpastes have 1,450 parts per million (ppm) and one that has to be prescribed contains 5,000ppm. That’s a lot of fluoride! This is soluble fluoride so it washes away quite quickly and has to be used correctly and not swallowed.

Research shows that you benefit more from low doses of fluoride with a sustained release than from a high dose that washes away.

"It is not the amount of fluoride that counts but the length of time it is in contact with the teeth".

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  • Date: September 11, 2018
  • Category: Dental News
Biomin Toothpaste Heart Of Glass Article

Adin Dental Implants - Exceptional Primary Stability And Orientation

Understanding Adin Implant’s Success And Appeal

Israel has more scientists and engineers per capita than any other country in the world. A well-educated workforce available for staffing high technology enterprises such as Adin.

"The technology sector is what makes Israel’s economy so successful and the human factor is the most important link in the process of value creation”.

It is this drive for optimal performance that is the driving force behind Adin Implants. Israel has the largest implant market in the world in proportion to its population. There are 400 implants for every 10,000 people while in the United States for example, there are only 50 implants per 10,000 people.

Opposite graph illustrates that of the major brands tested by New York University, Adin proved effective. Download the full study here.

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  • Date: June 19, 2018
  • Category: Dental News
Adin dental Implants with exceptional primary stability and orientation

Does More Fluoride = More Protection?

The Context - Some Shocking Tooth Decay Facts!

  • Over 179,000 teeth were extracted from 0-9-year-olds in dental practices in 2017.
  • 25% of 5-year-olds suffer from tooth decay.
  • Over 45,000 hospital admissions for 0-19-year-olds were due to tooth decay in 2017.
  • A whopping 74% of all adults have had to have a tooth extracted. 66% have visible plaque.
  • It costs the NHS £50m a year on hospital-based tooth extractions for under 19s.


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  • Date: March 1, 2018
  • Category: Dental News
Does More Fluoride = More Protection?

BioMin Technologies Competition for Dental Hygienists

Clinical Case Study Competition!

This is a fantastic opportunity for dental hygienists to win a 3 month research placement at Queen Mary University of London, Department of Dental Physical Science, under the tutelage of Professor Hill.

See the competition details below or download the PDF.

Information & video on BioMinF Toothpaste.


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  • Date: February 16, 2017
  • Category: Dental News
BioMin Technologies Competition for Dental Hygienists

BioMinF Toothpaste - Quality Over Quantity

Oral Health magazine asks Professor Robert Hill how less fluoride can actually be more.

Key Headings:

  • 'The Problem With Fluoride Toothpastes'

  • 'How Fluoride Works In BioMinF'

  • Rigorous Testing''

Click here to download the full report.

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  • Date: January 25, 2017
  • Category: Dental News
BioMinF Toothpaste - Less Fluoride Is More

Tokuyama Estelite Wins Again!

Tokuyama Estelite Wins Top Composite Award For The 8th Year Running!

THE DENTAL ADVISOR awards are one of the most respected awards in the USA created to recognize quality products and equipment, taking into account clinical and evidence-based research to honor the best.

Tokuyama Estelite Sigma Quick is a highly aesthetic anterior and posterior composite which is very popular in the US and Europe.

Trycare is the UK distributor and has an time-limited introductory offer.

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  • Date: January 19, 2017
  • Category: Dental News
Tokuyama Estelite Wins Top Dental Composite Award

BioMinF Toothpaste Stockists

Since the successful launch of BoiMinF toothpaste to our network of dentists across the UK, we now seek high street retailers to stock the product.

Not only is it a fantastic product, you'll be supported with images and other collateral to add to your own marketing effort.

The product is popular, getting excellent consumer reviews and is becoming the topic of more and more magazine & blog articles. The brand is building and it's the perfect time to add it to your range!

Click to find out more about BioMinF toothpaste and get in touch to discuss supply and margin.

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  • Date: November 24, 2016
  • Category: Dental News

Breakthrough BioMinF Sees Toothpaste Launch Success

It’s been smiles all round since the introduction of BioMinF toothpaste to the UK consumer & professional markets

BioMinF puts back the lost minerals from tooth enamel and helps prevent decay and treats sensitivity.

Thousands of tubes of the toothpaste were sold within a few weeks of launching the product in the UK and the feedback received from customers has been “overwhelmingly positive”, says Richard Whatley, CEO of Biomin Technologies Ltd.

"The potential of this toothpaste is massive"


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  • Date: July 26, 2016
  • Category: Dental News
BioMin UK Launch Success