Elsenz comprises fluoro calcium phosphosilicate which is an improved form of bioactive glass. Elsenz forms acid resistant fluorapatite and releases fluoride over a period of 8 – 12 hours. This combined action of apatite formation and ion release makes Elsenz a unique toothpaste to use for remineralization and treating teeth sensitivity.
Elsenz has fluoride containing bioactive glass. The addition of fluoride into bioactive glass provides several advantages. Elsenz dissolves in the mouth releasing calcium, phosphate and fluoride ions and forms fluorapatite which is more resistant to acid attack than hydroxyapatite and hydroxycarbonate apatite. Incorporating fluoride into the glass also speeds up the apatite formation process. For these reasons, fluoride is incorporated into bioactive glasses.
Elsenz contains almost three times high phosphate than that of conventional bioactive glass. High phosphate in bioactive glass forms apatite faster which helps relieve sensitivity quicker than currently available bioactive glasses and forms fluorapatite rather than fluorite with the minimal possible rise in pH.
The particles of Elsenz are designed to be small enough to enter the dentinal tubules where they convert to either fluorapatite or apatite mimicking the natural biological mineralization process of enamel. The smaller particle size also reduces abrasivity of toothpaste which results in lesser enamel wear.
Elsenz is designed to dissolve faster under acidic conditions offering added protection when teeth are directly challenged with acidic food or beverages. Elsenz dissolves quickly, raising the pH and releasing calcium, phosphate and appropriate quantity of fluoride ions to minimize the acid dissolution of the apatite crystals.