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Taxol And 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
How long does it take for a tooth that has just dentin with no enamel to get extracted if you don't look after it properly?
I want to know that many researches are claiming that natural tooth will regrow in the future with dentin and enamel. I want to know that is this true?
Possible: The future holds mysteries and excitement. Stem cell research is controversial and questionable. The reality from a dental standpoint is, if you have cavities, do not wait! we may never see this research come to fruition in our lifetime.! we can only live in the present and accept the gifts of the future. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I took off my retainer and it got stuck on my tooth while i was lifting it up. I now have a white line mark inside the enamel of tooth with no scratch outside. Will it get healed on its own?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer