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Doctor insights on: Repair Tooth Enamel Naturally

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Please explain if it is possible to repair tooth enamel?

Please explain if it is possible to repair tooth enamel?

Sometimes: Tooth enamel is repaired by bonding, veneers and crowns depending on the extent to damage to the tooth. See a dentist to discuss your particular condition and find the best answer for your situation. ...Read more

Enamel (Definition)

Enamel is the outer layer of the tooth composed of a crystalline structure called hydroxyapatite. Enamel is the part of the tooth you see in the mouth. It is the hardest part of the human body when ...Read more


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In what way can I repair and rebuild worn away tooth enamel?

In what way can I repair and rebuild worn away tooth enamel?

Bonding : Once the tooth enamel, has been destroyed by erosion the only way to restore it is with a dental restoration. Bonding, veneers or crowns can be done depending on the extent of the damage. Prevention is most important. Reduce acids, talk to your dentist about mi paste. ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is any way to repair tooth enamel?

Please let me know if there is any way to repair tooth enamel?

Repair enamel: Bonding generally works well or veneers, onlays-most dentists are comfortable with these procedures. ...Read more

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How likely is someone to grow naturally the shredded tooth enamel?

How likely is someone to grow naturally the shredded tooth enamel?

No : Once permanent teeth are worn down or chipped and lost their enamel , they will not grow new enamel . At this time the teeth have to be restored by bonding, veneers or crowns. ...Read more

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Can a tooth with a chip in the enamel near the gum line be repaired?

Yes: It could be repair with preparation of retention grooves and/or points, placement of bonding agent, primer, and bond with composite. Each of these steps will help with the retention of the restoration. ...Read more

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How can I repair my teeth enamel?

Usually surgically: Most damage to enamel, fractures, chips, crazing, severe decalcification, and other damage requires a dentist to remove the damaged part of the tooth and replace it with a restorative material. Generally not a diy project. Please see a dentist for professional care. ...Read more

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How to naturally whiten teeth without ruining enamel. ?

How to naturally whiten teeth without ruining enamel.  ?

Teeth whitening: Dentist directed tooth whitening best. White strips will work. Avoid any so called natural processes that use acidic or abrasive ingredients. These will damage your teeth and not whiten them. Stick with a method that is safe. ...Read more

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Would enamel grow under a capped tooth?

Enamel growing: No. Enamel is usually done its formation in a tooth when the tooth erupts through the gums into the mouth. There are experiments going on now with stem cells to grow enamel and natural teeth, however, no enamel growth is taking place under a cap, if it did it would push the cap off. ...Read more

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Could you possibly restore tooth enamel?

Could you possibly restore tooth enamel?

Restore enamel?: Minor decalcifications can be remineralized with certain products such as mi paste. There are other products as well. Anything more than that would require dental restorations such as bonded fillings, veneers, inlays\onlays or crowns. There is no current way to actually replace enamel with enamel. Once lost, it is lost! ...Read more

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What should I do to regrow tooth enamel?

What should I do to regrow tooth enamel?

Can't do it: Enamel does not regenerate. You can remineralize areas of tooth, but you cannot regrow enamel/. ...Read more

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Why does my tooth enamel appear clear on the edges?

Why does my tooth enamel appear clear on the edges?

Translucency: Enamel is translucent, and since there is no opaque dentin in that area of the tooth, it appears that it is clear. This is perfectly normal. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can I do to regrow tooth enamel?

Please tell me what can I do to regrow tooth enamel?

Not possible yet: There is nothing available today to regrow lost tooth enamel. For early decalcification, there are some remineralizing products such a mi paste. Lost enamel can be replaced by various restorative methods. Consult with your own dentist for specific evaluation and advise. If your teeth are worn, consider orthodontic consult and\or bruxism appliance. ...Read more

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What exactly can be the cause of my lost tooth enamel?

Exactly: It is hard to tell you "exactly" what is the cause of your lost enamel, since we do not know "exactly" what has been lost! has enamel chipped off near the gumline? Is it worn away on the buccal surface? Are the edges worn away? Your problem is best addressed by a local dentist who can actually examine what your problem is. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my tooth enamel appears clear on the edges?

Perfectly normal: Enamel is somewhat translucent, and since the edges are thin and have no dentin, they appear clear. You also may be grinding your teeth, making the edges thinner, causing the same appearance. See what your dentist has to say about it. ...Read more

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Is there a possibility of your tooth enamel to come off after a routine cleaning?

Is there a possibility of your tooth enamel to come off after a routine cleaning?

Possible but : Usually this is uncommon if the tooth is healthy. It is possible for tooth enamel to come off after a routine cleaning if there is decay or a fracture on the tooth. ...Read more

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Just accidentally bit a fork and believe I chipped off part of the enamel on my bottom front tooth. No pain. what am I looking am at my appointment?

Just accidentally bit a fork and believe I chipped off part of the enamel on my bottom front tooth. No pain. what am I looking am at my appointment?

No worries: If the chip is unsightly, your dentist can bond it to restore the chipped area. There is no need to do so if it looks OK. ...Read more

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What's tooth enamel erosion from?

What's tooth enamel erosion from?

From acids : Enamel erosion is from acids in the mouth. These acids can be from foods and beverages ( such as sodas, lemons, candies) or from the intestinal system ( such as acid reflux). ...Read more

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Dental experts! what toothpastes/dental products strengthen tooth enamel?

Several: Any tooth paste with fluoride make the tooth more resistant to the acids that cause decay. If you get a tooth paste that is designed with a calcium and fluoride combination you can get minor remineralization (hardening) of the tooth. Tooth paste such as Pronamel and Colgate Enamel Health can be good for this. Any tooth paste should not be too abrasive as this can wear enamel away. Hope this is h ...Read more

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Please help! tooth whitening and damaged enamel?

Possibly: You can overdue anything and that includes whitening. Done properly, there are many ways to whiten your teeth without damaging the enamel. This can be done in office or at home. You can cause discomfort and sensitivity if you get carried away so check with your dentist. ...Read more

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What can be done to whiten damaged tooth enamel?

Depends: What is it damaged from? If theres decay, you need restorative work. If its staining, then whiten with hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. If theres broken teeth, reconstruction may be necessary. Best get an evaluation done to determine the cause. Then treatment can be recommended. ...Read more

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Is it possible that tooth enamel cause a cavity?

No: A cavity requires the destruction of tooth enamel. Enamel can't destroy itself. Cavities are caused by bacteria in your mouth that breakdown sugar, and also by constant exposure to acidic food and beverages. ...Read more

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How can you tell if your tooth enamel is weakening?

How can you tell if your tooth enamel is weakening?

White spots: One of the first signs of weakening of enamel occurs a white spot lesions as in the post picture. This is sign of enamel demineralization usually related to poor brushing habits, frequent snacking and drinking acidic, sugary drinks such as soda. Eventually the enamel breaks down and you then see cavitations or holes which is a cavity. ...Read more

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Can you strengthen thin, weak tooth enamel, and make it stronger?

Can you strengthen thin, weak tooth enamel, and make it stronger?

No: If your enamel is thin it is likely due to problems like grinding, trauma, bulimia (acids from the stomach erode tooth enamel). Once tooth structure is lost it can be replaced but only by a dentist. If this an area of concern to you see your dentist and ask him or her what you can do. ...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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Tooth contouring and reshaping. Does that mean my enamel gets sanded away?

Basically, Yes.: Both of these procedures change the shapes of your teeth by gently removing a little of the enamel and then polishing those areas. This can result in a dramatic improvement in your smile. Over a lifetime, this enamel is going to be lost to "normal" wear & tear anyway, slowly over the years, so removing it a bit ahead of schedule does no real harm. Just be conservative and take only what you need. ...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 calcium phosphate and organic material. These crystals lose calcium etc as theydemineralize. If the damage isn't too extensive calcium 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