Did you know that your enamel is the strongest substance in your mouth? But even though your enamel is strong, it can weaken over time. And unfortunately, once you lose your enamel, it will be gone forever. But even though your enamel can wear down, it can strengthen itself again. While this process—which is known as remineralization—will happen on its own, there are a few things you can do strengthen your teeth, and a few things you can do to help your teeth remineralize.
For instance, did you know that saliva is actually very important to the health of your smile? You see, your saliva can carry bacteria and food particles away from your teeth. Your saliva also produces minerals that will strengthen your teeth. You should also remember to brush and floss your teeth to remove excess plaque and bacteria.
We recommend considering the benefits of fluoride while you brush. Fluoride can actually help you prevent tooth decay and cavities. Many of the toothpastes you choose could also contain calcium, which may also contribute to the mineral-rebuilding process. Some toothpastes contain amorphous calcium phosphate and protein casein phosphopeptide, which can both enhance fluorides efficiency.
Do you have more questions about remineralization? Would you like to learn more about how you can keep your teeth healthy and strong? If so, we invite you to give Lakeview Dental Care a call at 269-964-7660. We’ll be happy to examine your teeth and the overall health of your mouth and give you personalized advice. Our dentist, Dr. L.C. Chilimigras, and our team are eager to hear from you soon.