Everyone knows how important it is to get the right nutrients into your body in order to stay healthy, but did you know that there are also certain minerals that can help protect your teeth.

The health of our teeth and gums reflects the health of our entire body. A good oral hygiene routine and daily flossing is a great way to keep teeth healthy, however, they are just a start. True oral health begins with proper nutrition and diet.

There are other ways to strengthen your teeth in order to prevent future cavities and decay.

The most well-known is fluoride! However, not everyone is a fan of fluoride!

There are also other beneficial minerals like calcium and phosphate Found in MI Paste. Which I am a huge fan of. 

We had well water growing up and in the house, we bought to raise our daughter. If you have been listening to me she did not like toothpaste. So after trying ten different kinds. We just used water to brush and then I applied MI paste with my finger or a q tip depending on the day after brushing in the morning and before bed. 

The MI Paste Family contains an ingredient called RECALDENT™ (CPP-ACP); Casein Phosphopeptide (CPP) are naturally occurring molecules that are able to release calcium and phosphate ions and stabilize Amorphous Calcium Phosphate (ACP) a special milk-derived protein that releases vital minerals into your mouth. 

Mi Paste does not contain fluoride, MI Paste Plus does contain fluoride.

Saliva helps provide essential minerals that strengthen your teeth and protect the enamel. However, there are various activities that can create an acid imbalance that makes it difficult to produce saliva and protective enzymes and minerals.

When it comes to maintaining a healthy smile, calcium and phosphate are key ingredients that can make a big difference in overall oral health.

Enamel is the most mineralized tissue of the body, forming a very hard, thin, translucent layer of calcified tissue that covers the entire anatomic crown of the tooth. Which is the part we see, brush and want to be white.

It varies in thickness and hardness on each tooth, from tooth to tooth and from person to person. It also varies in color (typically from yellowish to grayish-white) depending on variations in the thickness, quality of its mineral structure, and surface stains. People want white teeth but teeth are generally not white.

Enamel has no blood or nerve supply within it. It is enamel’s hardness that enables teeth to withstand the trauma we put it through daily, chewing forces, acid foods, and lack of care. Enamel is so hard because it is composed primarily of inorganic materials: roughly 96% of it is calcium and phosphate ions that make up strong hydroxyapatite crystals. 

Enamel is formed by epithelial cells called ameloblasts. Just before a tooth erupts from the gums, the ameloblasts are broken down, removing the enamel’s ability to regenerate or repair itself. This means that when the enamel is damaged by injury or decay, it cannot be restored beyond the normal course of remineralization. When a tooth erupts, it is also not fully mineralized. To completely mineralize the tooth, calcium, phosphorous, and fluoride ions are taken up from saliva to add a layer of enamel over time.

There are conditions that can affect the formation of enamel and increase the risk of caries. These include the genetic disorder amelogenesis imperfect, in which enamel is never completely mineralized and flakes off easily, exposing softer dentin to acid and bacteria.  Other conditions are linked with increased enamel demineralization, such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and celiac disease.

With GC America’s MI Paste® Family: MI Paste®, MI Paste Plus® and MI Paste® ONE you can give teeth back some of the essential minerals.

  • The MI Paste Family contains RECALDENT™ (CPP-ACP); Casein Phosphopeptide (CPP) are natural occurring molecules that are able to release calcium and phosphate ions and stabilize Amorphous Calcium Phosphate (ACP)
  • RECALDENT™ (CPP-ACP) is milk-derived with lactose content less than 0.01%*
  • MI Paste and MI Paste Plus are water-based, sugar-free topical tooth crèmes that come in five delicious flavors (melon, mint, strawberry, tutti-frutti, and vanilla)
  • MI Paste ONE is a two-in-one application (toothpaste and MI Paste Plus) that is available in a cool mint flavor


*Casein phosphopeptides (CPP) are derived from milk casein. Do not use this material on patients with a proven or suspected milk protein allergy and/or with a sensitivity or allergy to benzoate preservatives.

MI Paste® ONE

MI Paste ONE is the newest member of the MI Paste® Family as a two-in-one application (toothpaste and MI Paste Plus®) containing RECALDENT™ (CPP-ACP) and fluoride, in a cool mint flavor. This product presents another way to treat sensitivity, remineralize tooth enamel and prevent white spot lesions. Imagine a simple, single-step for treatment and cleaning. As a replacement for your current toothpaste, it gives you the same power as MI Paste Plus, but in a single application. Now, rather than brushing first then applying MI Paste and/or MI Paste Plus, you’ll simply brush with MI Paste ONE.

MI Paste ONE:

    • Releases bio-available calcium, phosphate, and fluoride as much as MI Paste Plus®
    • Is Sodium Lauryl Sulfate – free! (Instead, it contains a milder surfactant; the mild foaming also helps to reduce the discomfort after brushing)
    • Designed to be gentle to the tooth but with high cleaning efficacy; has a low Relative Dentin Abrasivity (RDA) value of 64

Use MI Paste ONE:

    • For hypersensitivity
    • For remineralization
    • For tooth erosion and wear
    • For sensitivity from whitening
    • For preventing caries and white spot lesions


MI Paste®

MI Paste is the only product for professional use containing RECALDENT™, a special milk-derived protein that releases calcium and phosphate to the surface of the teeth. MI Paste and MI Paste Plus are water-based, sugar-free topical tooth crèmes.

MI Paste:

    • Relieves tooth sensitivity
    • Does not irritate dry mouths caused by certain medications
    • Helps minimize tooth sensitivity before and after professional cleaning
    • Helps minimize tooth sensitivity after whitening procedures
    • Is helpful during orthodontics relative to helping control (or reduce) dentin hypersensitivity
    • Is not a toothpaste; it is a topical tooth crème that can be used safely several times daily

Use MI Paste:

    • For desensitizing
    • For sensitivity due to before and after teeth whitening
    • For children six years and under and pregnant women


MI Paste Plus®

MI Paste Plus offers the same benefits as MI Paste but is enhanced with a patented form of fluoride (900ppm).

MI Paste Plus enhances mineral release without encouraging the formation of calculus. MI Paste Plus is safe and easy to use both in-office and at home, and can even be claimed on a patient’s insurance as fluoride treatment. It also does not irritate dry mouths caused by certain medications.

Use MI Paste Plus:

    • For desensitizing
    • For patients who experience tooth sensitivity
    • For sensitivity before and after tooth whitening
    • Does not irritate dry mouths caused by certain medications

MI Paste® and MI Paste Plus® are very easy to apply. Depending on your situation, it can be done in your dentist’s office or you can do it at home. It is safe enough for multiple applications during the day.

To apply at home:

Brush with water or your favorite toothpaste in the morning and at night

Apply a pea-sized amount of MI Paste to your teeth’s surface using a cotton swab or gloved finger

Leave undisturbed for 3 minutes

Expectorate (spit) but do not rinse; leave the excess to slowly dissolve

It’s that simple!

Your dentist will likely use one of the following methods to apply MI Paste/MI Paste Plus:

Custom Tray Application:

Fill a custom tray with MI Paste

Place it in your mouth

Leave undisturbed for 3 minutes

Remove the tray and spread remaining MI Paste over tooth surfaces with a gloved finger

Non-tray Application:

Apply a pea-sized amount of MI Paste to your teeth’s surface using a cotton swab or gloved finger

Leave undisturbed for 3 minutes

Expectorate (spit) but do not rinse; leave the excess to slowly dissolve

Prophy Cup Application (Applied by a Dental Professional):

Fills a small cup with MI Paste

Places a pea-sized amount on a polishing brush

Uses brush to polish your teeth with MI Paste

Whether it is being applied at home or at your dentist, you should try to avoid ejecting or swallowing any MI Paste Family while it’s in your mouth. However, if it becomes necessary you can rinse gently. MI Paste is safe to swallow even if you are lactose-intolerant.*

*MI Paste Family SHOULD NOT be used by anyone allergic to dairy products.

MI Paste Family contains casein (milk protein) and should not be used if patients have an IgE casein allergy or with a sensitivity or allergy to benzoate preservatives.

RECALDENT™ (CPP-ACP) is milk-derived with a lactose content of less than 0.01%.

Tooth Sensitivity can occur for a number of reasons, including dental hygiene, exposed roots, whitening, cleanings, decay, cavities, and cracks. Sensitive teeth and gums are particularly uncomfortable and are often aggravated by heat and cold. MI Paste®, MI Paste Plus®, and MI Paste® ONE can help soothe sensitivity while providing nourishing minerals that help strengthen tooth surfaces.

A very common side effect of tooth whitening is sensitivity. MI Paste brings a rapid desensitizing effect by protein binding deposition of calcium and phosphate ions within the exposed tubules.

It is also great when used after the removal of braces for white spots.

Your mouth likes balance. In its normal, healthy state, when you’re not eating or drinking, your mouth’s pH is neutral, similar to that of water. It’s balanced. Every time you eat or drink, acid is introduced into your mouth and your pH level becomes more acidic, or imbalanced from a pH standpoint.

This is why your dental profession advises against all-day snacking or soda drinking. When your mouth’s pH is acidic, plaque and bacteria build-up, and acid, and tooth decay happen. Your saliva is your mouth’s natural defense system. It protects teeth and soft tissues, flushes food debris, bacteria and acid away from the teeth, and reduces enamel abrasion. Its buffering ability helps neutralize acids to restore normal pH levels and can replenish the calcium, phosphate, and fluoride ions that are so important for remineralizing your teeth’ enamel.

MI Paste helps boost your saliva’s ability to neutralize acid and restore normal pH levels and contains the minerals needed that can boost remineralization.

Mi Paste is just one more tool in the arsenal to fight against tooth decay.

A Healthy Mouth is a Healthy Body and a Happy Healthy Life!