Tooth reminerilisation occurs as part of a natural sourcing of calcium and phosphate ions. This process is essential in the fight against cavity causing lesions and in the ensuring that diseases within the oral cavity are prevented from progressing – both contributing to creating strong and functional teeth.
Tooth demineralisation, on the other hand, is a process in which chemicals remove important minerals from the hard tissues of teeth – such as the dentine and cementum. The process begins at the inside of the hard tooth tissue and may lead to cavities unless sufficient remineralisation takes place.
Our Treatments for Reminerilastion and Cariosotic Agents
Saliva is a reminerilisation agent occurring naturally within your body. It is rich in the calcium and phosphate ions that help to reverse the effect of deminerlisation. Unfortunately, saliva can also act as a deminerilisation agent. This is where we step in. If your saliva’s ability to counteract the natural deminerilisation process has been compromised we offer the following treatment to make cariosotic agents available to you:
- Fluoride Therapy: Fluoride is one of the dentist’s chief tools. Fluoride is found naturally in air, soil, plants and water and it is incredibly effective in protecting against tooth decay and in repairing early lesions in the teeth that can turn into cavities. Australians are incredibly lucky in that our water has been fluoridated; meaning the water in your tap is a fantastic source of fluoride. If you need a little extra help we may suggest the following topical applications:
- Prescription Toothpaste: Toothpaste off the shelf contains between 0.22 % and 0.312 % of fluoride. If we feel you require it we will suggest you start using toothpaste containing about 1.1% fluoride. This toothpaste is used just like your regular toothpaste and will help to remineralise your teeth.
- Mouth Rinses: A special mouth rinse may be perfect for remineralising your teeth by delivering the much needed fluoride to help prevent cavities and slow down the progression of tooth decay.
- Gel Foams: This gel of foam is given to people who are at a high risk of developing cavities. The solution is applied using a mouth tray, which is held to the teeth for about four minutes. After an impression of your mouth has been made and we have created the perfect tray for you, you can take this solution home with you and use it overnight.
Why Use Our Reminerilastion and Cariosotic Agent Treatment?
If deminerilisation outstrips the reminerilisation process over a long period of time, you open yourself up to a whole range of serious dental problems, including: dental cavities, tooth decay, gum disease and tooth loss. Our reminerilsation and cariosotic agent treatments are all designed to restore the natural balance of your reminerilsation/deminerlisation process and ensure you get to enjoy a healthy set of teeth for as long as possible.
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