Dr Heff’s Remarkable Mints are an oral supplement which help protect teeth from tooth decay and tooth surface loss (toothwear). Sugar free with xylitol and green tea that help reduce plaque biofilm on tooth surfaces, combat bad breath and remineralise (harden) the tooth surfaces after acid or sugar attack.
Pack of 19.8g. contains xylitol, green tea, calcium phosphate and peppermint Oil.
Recommended use – use a total of 5 mints taken throughout the day especially after eating/drinking.
Dr Heff’s Remarkable Mints –
Neutralise acids in the mouth
Reduce the number of tooth damaging bacteria
Remineralise (harden) tooth surfaces
Stimulate saliva flow
Dr Heff’s Remarkable Mints Ingredients – see gallery image. Xylitol (sweetener), Calcium phosphate (anti caking agent), Peppermint oil (flavouring), Calcium Stearate (stabiliser), Green Tea .
3.15g Xylitol per 5 mints.
Can be used by children from the age of 3 onwards.
Do not exceed 5 mints per day.
May have a laxative effect.
Learn more about sugar and xylitol here.
How they work Tooth decay is caused by the acid-producing bacteria found in plaque, which is a sticky biofilm that forms on tooth surfaces. When sugar enters the mouth the acid breaks down the building blocks of the tooth: calcium and phosphate. This is called demineralisation. In the early stages of this demineralising tooth decay process the calcium and phosphate ‘building blocks’ of the tooth surface can be restored, repairing the damage. This is called remineralisation. Remineralisation means that, in its early stages, the process of tooth decay is reversible.
Dr Heff’s Remarkable Mints have been successfully tested in scientific studies at the Dental School of the University of Illinois, the University of Zurich and the University of Birmingham to prove they are truly effective in combating tooth decay. These mints reduce the acidity levels in your mouth more quickly by increasing saliva flow and creating a healthy environment to harden (remineralise) tooth surfaces.
The of calcium phosphate in these mints helps to provide the calcium and phosphate ‘building blocks’ that repair your teeth during remineralisation.
The green tea extract helps preserve the collagen structure of your tooth, strengthening the ‘scaffolding’ that provides the structure for remineralisation to take place.
This three stage protection and repair process led to researchers at the University of Illinois to conclude that Dr. Heff’s Remarkable Mints created a significant reduction in the decay of the tooth samples they tested.
Endorsed by Toothfriendly International, Dr. Heff’s Remarkable Mints invented and developed by Dr Mike Heffernan and Dr Toby Edwards-Lunn, two practising dentists from the south of England who graduated from Guy’s Hospital in London.
Watch and hear from Mike and Toby, the dentists that created Dr Heffs mints here.