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What's the best type of toothpaste for remineralization of the teeth? Novamin? Liquid calcium? What would you recommend?

What's the best type of toothpaste for remineralization of the teeth? Novamin? Liquid calcium? What would you recommend?

ADA seal toothpaste: Always look for the ADA seal on your toothpaste's plaque build up box. A fluoride, tartar control toothpaste with the ADA seal is the best choice. This shows the toothpaste has been tested, its claims are legitimate, and its ingredients are effective and safe. ...Read more

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Tooth remineralization - what products?

Tooth remineralization - what products?

Many Choices: Any high-quality toothpaste can remineralize teeth if given enough time. However, there are also professional-strength toothpastes/gels which your dentist can prescribe which are more effective. Mi paste is also a good product which your dentist can give you. Most importantly, long-term, however, is to avoid acid attacks and demineralization. You should get a dental consult for long-term health. ...Read more

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How to preform tooth remineralization?

How to preform  tooth remineralization?

Not easy: The dentist can help the most but there are a few things you need to do too. For starters stay away from acidic foods and drinks and stay away for sugary things. Make sure when you brush you use a Fluoride toothpaste and mouth wash. Doing this and seeing your dentist should help to remineralize your teeth. ...Read more

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What does the process of "remineralization" of tooth enamel consist of?

What does the process of "remineralization" of tooth enamel consist of?

Replacing minerals: When acid and bacteria react to form an acid, the acid will leach minerls out of the tooth structure. Remineralizaion is the replacing of the lost minerals with menerals found in your saliva. ...Read more

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What does the process of "remineralization" of tooth enamel consist of?

What  does the process of "remineralization" of tooth enamel consist of?

Rebuilding: Demineralization is when a tooth has lost its minerals (calcium, phosphorus) and is weakened. Remineralization is when it gains it back and is restrengthened. The enamel can also trade a Fluoride atom for an oh- molecule and become even stronger than it was before. Thats why they put Fluoride in the water and in toothpaste -- sometimes a dentist may also refer to this as remineralization. ...Read more

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What exactly does the process of "remineralization" of tooth enamel consist of?

Rebuilding: Enamel is made up of complex crystals of calcuim phosphate and organic material. These crystals lose calcium etc as theydemineralize. If the damage isn't too extensive calcuim and phosphate from the saliva is taken and the crystal structure remineralized/repaired. Fluiride, if available, can also be incorporated in this structure making the crystal more resistant to acid attack. ...Read more

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How can you promote remineralization of dental enamel?

Talk with dentist: Good oral hygiene, good toothpaste, dental flossing once a day. There are some products that promote remineralization of enamel, but they must be acquired from a dentist. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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% carbamide peroxide & remineralization gel?

% carbamide peroxide & remineralization gel?

Bleach & desensitize: Carbamide peroxide (5% to 35%) breaks down to hydrogen peroxide and urea and it is the hp that bleaches, whitens and deco lorises the tooth when it breaks down to water and oxygen. This can leave teeth sensitive to hot and cold and remineralizing agents can seal the tiny pores in the tooth and root that were opened during bleaching and reduce sensitivity. ...Read more