November 23, 2014

Filed under: Practice — Dr. Buck @ 10:58 pm

If you experience tooth sensitivity and/or eat a lot of sugar and simple carbohydrates, you may want to consider using tooth products that help reduce (or even reverse) early decay by virtue of a process called “remineralization.” This involves delivering extra doses of calcium and phosphate to replace minerals lost in the ongoing battle against bacteria and acids. To maintain the mineral building blocks that are essential to tooth strength, saliva containing calcium and phosphate helps replenish minerals dissolved by acidic plaque or food. This balance may be upset when more minerals are lost than gained and teeth become vulnerable to decay. While fluoride greatly helps saliva’s natural remineralization, toothpastes that deliver calcium phosphate may speed up the process.

If you have questions about tooth sensitivity, or any other dental concerns, we invite you to call 614.792.1800. At DISTINCTIVE SMILES OF DUBLIN, we provide quality, personal dental care in a comfortable, immaculate and professional environment at 5142 Blazer Parkway, Dublin. From preventive and routine care to elective cosmetic procedures, our staff will make you feel comfortable during your visit. Our emphasis is on prevention. Preventing dental disease is less costly and more rewarding than correcting problems after they occur. Let us help you bring out that natural smile. Creating Healthy Beautiful Smiles.

P.S. The remineralizing properties of new toothpastes could be of great benefit to adults suffering from dry mouth.