MI Paste

Dear Dr. Ellie:

I have been reading your blog and you mentioned the MI paste containing milk powder I did know that but are you suggesting it may be carcinogenic in nature for teeth?

Also, have been trying to find on blog did I read something about glycerin interfering with re-mineralization?

Thank you again.


Hi L,

MI paste is fine from a safety standpoint it is just funny to me that milk powder is now sold by dentist as expensive toothpaste! Ha!

You may be interested to know that the ADA make money on the intellectual property that was used to develop this paste.

For the past 30 years I have been at odds with dentists in US who perpetuated a false myth that milk in baby bottles causes tooth decay (cows milk in a baby bottle will not harm teeth it may actually strengthen them!) Now we sell milk in a toothpaste!

Why are you worried about glycerin interfering with re-mineralization?

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