By lowering the pH in the mouth, the acids produced by bacteria damage the tissues of the tooth. At this stage, a process called enamel demineralization begins. The mechanism opposite to that described is tooth remineralization, that is, the re-incorporation of calcium and phosphate ions into the tooth tissue.
Natural remineralization is the restoration of enamel without dental intervention.
Each tooth is permeated with microscopic vessels called dentinal tubules. They carry nutrients from the bloodstream up to the tooth.
Enamel is in constant mineral contact with saliva. The saliva in the mouth deposits minerals like calcium on the teeth. These minerals bind to the enamel and eliminate imperfections. This process is called remineralization.
Demineralization is the loss of the minerals that make up the surface of the tooth. Enamel dissolves after consumption of fermentable carbohydrates, i.e. after the pH in the mouth drops.
If timely stop this process, you can avoid the use of invasive methods of dental treatment. As a result, this does not lead to the formation of a cavity that would interfere with the remineralization process.
Through remineralization, teeth can repair themselves. It can take from 3-6 months if decay has not penetrated beyond the enamel into the dentin and pulp, and the body is given proper support.
Enamel remineralization in children – which toothpaste to choose?
Small amounts of toothpaste could be used 3 years and older. In children from 3 to 6 years old, the amount of toothpaste on the brush can be a size of a pea. The main and most important way to increase the likelihood of natural remineralization of teeth is to brush your teeth with toothpaste with an appropriate concentration of hydroxyapatite. It should be carried out twice a day – in the morning after breakfast and in the evening after the last meal.
The Main Features of a Good Toothpaste
Free from artificial flavors
Powered by n-Ha, a 100% non-toxic ingredient that remineralizes and desensitizes teeth
Free from endocrine disruptors
What to Do:
1. Avoid Antibiotics
If an animal has been exposed to antibiotics, then the meat and milk will contain antibiotics too. Antibiotics also destroy the intestinal mucosa and lead to high intestinal permeability.
2. Add Foods Rich in Vitamins A, D, K2, and Trace Elements: Magnesium, Zinc, Collagen, and Calcium.
3. Avoid Fluoride in Water and Toothpaste
Only 50% of fluoride is excreted from our body; the other half accumulates in calcified areas of the body such as bones and teeth. And fluoride itself negatively affects the health of the nervous system and bones and can lead to certain types of cancer and diabetes. The teeth fluoridation procedure carries significantly more health risks than potential benefits. And you can remineralize your teeth much more safely and naturally. Use quality water filters (to eliminate fluoride). Increase your selenium intake to reduce the effects of fluoride on the body.
4. Eliminate Sugar, Refined Oils, and Flour from the Diet
Diet is important. It is extremely important to limit the intake of carbohydrates, to refuse all drinks except water, especially sweet and bright ones, so loved by children and adults. It is also extremely important to space your meals to allow the pH in your mouth to return to normal levels after a meal. All industrial sweets, pastries, convenience foods, and processed foods.
A large number of grains and legumes in the diet without proper preparation for consumption can lead to long-term mineral deficiencies in the body. Practice soaking, sprouting, and fermenting to neutralize phytins in foods.
Zhanna Tarjeft, FNP is a certified Functional Medicine Practitioner and a founder of Sprouts Health Functional Medicine Practice in Gilbert, Arizona. Her articles are a matter of personal opinion and do not constitute direct medical advice. All conditions are unique and require the direct review and care of your own physician. To book an appointment with Zhanna Tarjeft contact her at (480) 550-9551
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