enamel is made up of minerals, the most common one being calcium
phosphate. Acids caused by bacteria in the mouth attack the tooth
enamel, causing the minerals to dissolve, resulting in the softening of
the tooth enamel and finally a cavity is form. Tooth cavity is often
treated by drilling out the decayed part and patched it up with a
dental filling. Very severe cavity may require a crown or a root canal.
Many of us hate going to the dentist as it is unpleasant and costly.
What we are not told is that there is another way of treating dental
gradual erosion of the tooth enamel is a process called tooth demineralization.
This process can be reversed, given the right
conditions. This reverse process is called tooth remineralization. It
occurs when the lost calcium from the tooth is being replaced. The
enamel can repair itself once the erosion stops and calcium
being replaced. In order for tooth remineralization to place, the
following conditions must be present:
to have sufficient minerals in your saliva you will need to have a
healthy diet. It is not enough just to avoid food that is high in sugar
to avoid cavities. We need food that is high in calcium, minerals and
vitamins to help our teeth heal on its own.
surface of the tooth must be very clean.
must be sufficient flow of saliva in the mouth.
must be sufficient calcium and other minerals present in the saliva.