How is a tooth remineralized?
When non-acidic status of dental surface exists, re-mineralization action
may occur. Even the minerals observed in the oral circumstances can be
reinstated into an incisor, thus undoing or at least reducing the harm
caused to the incisor through the demineralization action (tooth decay
eruption). This remedial action will carry on until completion of the
remedy or else the bacterial acids will start its next attack.
The disputed process among the demineralization
and re-mineralization, each of which can occur many
times a day, is one of the reasons for eruption of hollows for long time.
In fact, in certain cases, a dental re-mineralization can even out the
harm caused during the stage of demineralization. However, in cases where
heavy accumulation of dental plaque occurred, or a person has a enhanced
sugar consumption, the balance will incline to the side of tooth decay
The following involvements, recommended by the dental practitioner, will
help minimizing the bacterial growth which results in tooth decay.
· Brush with fluoride toothpaste for a minimum of 2-3 minutes two times
· Where possible, brush after taking lunch and dinner.
· Floss your teeth daily.
· Enhance fluoride use as suggested.
· Use a prescribed sterile mouth rinse (e.g., chlorhexidine) as advised
to reduce the quantity of harmful bacteria in the mouth.
Mending eating habits too will aid fight tooth from decaying. Remember
it is not only the quantity of sugar one takes, but how frequently and
the types of food one eats that enhance the potency of developing tooth
cavities. Healthy measures one should resort to for arresting decay include:
• Choosing clean food from the food guide pyramid
• Consuming protein-rich besides carbohydrate-rich foods (i.e., raisins
on celery sticks and peanut butter)
• Consuming sweet and stuffy foods in the middle of a meal instead of
taking them separately as a snack. (During meals, the saliva aids washing
away such foods and shield the teeth against decay)
• Drinking fluoridated tap water to quench your thirst
• Consuming increased milk or water and reduced pop or fruit juice between
• Limiting the frequency of taking snacks and "graze"
• Consuming pop or fruit juice in between the meals instead of taking
them alone the whole day
• Chewing sweet-less gum (especially rich in xylitol) for 10 min after
• Fluoride medication like fluoride varnish
If there is a difficulty experienced with reduced flow of saliva, your
dental practitioner will advise a remedy that will assist in increasing
Alternatively, your family doctor or health care provider may require
amending a treatment you are taking to cause mouth dryness. Frequently,
enhancing the water consumption will enhance flow of saliva especially
when you are dried out.
How efficiently does the re-mineralization function?
This medication is extremely successful in averting or reversing primitive
cavities if dental practitioner’s advises are followed. If not, the rot
could adverse and deserve filling. It is vital to have routine check-ups
of the decayed area. These processes are called "caries administration
assessment”. Your dental practitioner will counsel you on how frequently
you need these assessments.