What is Tooth Remineralization?

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What is Tooth Remineralization?

The enamel on your teeth plays an important role in keeping teeth strong and healthy and protecting them so they can stand up to the daily wear and tear of eating. Though, if you believe that your enamel is being lost, acting quickly to address the problem is essential. While regrowing enamel is not a possibility, remineralization of the teeth is. Along with your daily routine of brushing, flossing, and mouthwash, tooth remineralization may also be helpful to ward off cavities and tooth decay.

If you have oral health concerns it is always a good idea to see your local dentist for a thorough examination. During your exam, you can get more information and answers to your questions. Also, you can have access to the treatment you need to keep your teeth and gums in the best shape possible. In the greater San Diego area, residents can make an appointment to come in and meet with the San Diego family dentist at McBride Dental for all of their dental needs.

How Does Remineralization Work?

Tooth RemineralizationIndividuals with weakened tooth enamel technically have lost their hydroxyapatite. This is a calcium material that your body makes. You may be able to build up minerals where enamel has been worn away and by doing so, you help your teeth resist rot and decay much better. 

To do so, you can try specialty remineralization serums that are formulated to reduce bacteria that can cause decay, apply minerals to the tooth’s surface, and decrease sensitivity. There is also the option of remineralization hydroxyapatite toothpaste. Also, keeping up with fluoride toothpaste can be beneficial for stopping mineral loss in the first place which can keep teeth strong and safeguarded from cavities.

In addition to these options, making good, healthy choices in life can also be beneficial for your teeth. What you eat matters, and if you fill your diet with whole fruits and vegetables, high-quality protein sources, and foods that have plenty of Omega-3, you will improve the state of your oral health. 

Also, adding probiotics into your diet is another way to help your teeth stay strong. This is because probiotics can lessen harmful bacteria in the mouth that attack enamel and are bad for your teeth. Since probiotics can restore gut health, your body is better positioned to absorb the most nutrition from all of the healthful and wholesome foods you are putting in it.

If you are very concerned about the state of your enamel and potentially suffering from tooth decay, it may be possible to have a dental sealant applied to your teeth. You can have this done easily at your dentist’s office.

Make an Appointment With Your Local San Diego Dentist

Preventative measures like always engaging in your daily oral health care routine and seeing your dentist regularly improve your ability to fight off cavities. Eating good food, staying active, getting fresh air, and keeping up your gut health are other actions you can take to protect your oral health.

To schedule an appointment for a professional cleaning and examination, please call the San Marcos dentist’s office, McBride Dental at (760) 471-1003 to make an appointment.

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