Remineralization of Teeth
Author: Dr. Rima Solanki, DMD
There are multiple ways to remineralize your teeth if you have incipient cavitated lesions (starting of a small cavity). The best way to remineralize is by practicing excellent oral hygiene daily. Brushing and flossing 2 times a day is sufficient for a healthy mouth. However, it is strongly recommended to brush and floss after eating if you have multiple incipient cavities. Always remember to dilute your mouth with lots of water after having sugary or acidic drinks and avoid sticky candy that can linger on teeth for several hours. Your dentist may recommend a prescription toothpaste known as Prevident 5000 Plus that has higher fluoride content than your normal toothpaste. This in turn helps with the remineralization process of teeth by allowing them to absorb fluoride which is a mineral that helps prevent cavilties. In addition to that, you can also get fluoride trays fabricated which can be kept in the mouth during the night to enhance the remineralization process. You can also consult about your dietary habits with your dentist as this is the main contributing factor that leads to getting cavities.