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Slowing down the progress of dental cavities with remineralization, how does this work?

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Dr. Joel Doyon
35 years experience in Cosmetic Dentistry
Makes tooth stronger: Bacteria that cause cavities create an acid that pits and erodes enamel via removing minerals. Remineralization is changing the ph levels in your mouth, reducing the bacterial populations and adding a stronger mineral buildup in the enamel to prevent further acid erosion. Fluoride replaces calcium in your enamel to create a stronger enamel that resists acid attacks. This is remineralization.
Answered on Jun 25, 2014

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