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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Soft toothbrush: Actually, a toothbrush cannot remineralize your teeth. Certain toothpastes can be effective. Always use a soft toothbrush so you do not remove anymore of the enamel which will increase your sensitivity. Fluoride rinses are also very helpful to rebuild your enamel and decrease sensitivity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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