Origin: The nano form of hydroxyapatite, Nano-Hydroxyapatite (n-HA), is a bioactive material that has been used in various medical applications such as bone tissue engineering and dental care since the 1970s. It was initially developed by NASA to restore the calcium lost by astronauts when they were in space.
- Tooth Remineralization: Nano-Hydroxyapatite has a crystalline structure very similar to the mineral structure of our own teeth, making it ideal for tooth remineralization. It can fill in the microscopic pits and grooves on the tooth surface, aiding in the repair of early signs of tooth decay.
- Sensitivity Reduction: By filling tiny, invisible lesions on the tooth surface, nano-HA can effectively block the transmission of external stimuli to the nerves, thereby reducing tooth sensitivity.
- Whitening Effect: n-HA can aid in the removal of extrinsic tooth stains, contributing to a natural whitening effect.
- Plaque Control: n-HA has been shown to exhibit antibacterial properties, reducing the formation of plaque and contributing to overall oral health.