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How to remineralize teeth?

Every day, it has to withstand, offer protection, and shield the sensitive parts of the tooth. Our tooth enamel forms an important barrier between factors that damage our teeth and the sensitive tooth structure. It is important to know that tooth enamel cannot reproduce or regenerate; once it is gone, you have to live with the consequences.

Do your teeth hurt when you eat cold or hot food? This would be an indication that your tooth enamel is already weakened. In the following, we would like to make you aware of the importance of healthy tooth enamel, because it is often forgotten and receives insufficient attention.

It does an incredible job for our dental health and beauty. You can find out here how you can protect tooth enamel and what options there are to rebuild damaged tooth enamel.

What is tooth enamel? And why is it so important?

Our valuable tooth enamel, also known technically as adamantine or enamel, is a true protector of our teeth. It forms the outermost layer on the visible tooth crowns and acts as a barrier that protects our teeth from harmful influences and rapid wear. Did you know that tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the body?

Our tooth enamel consists of 97 percent of the mineral hydroxyapatite, which contains inorganic elements such as calcium, phosphorus, and sodium. These components and its unique crystalline structure make tooth enamel strong and give it remarkable resistance, protecting against bacteria and acids. In adults, the protective tooth enamel reaches a thickness of 1.5 to 3 millimeters.

Interestingly, tooth enamel is devoid of nerve tissue and blood vessels, making it insensitive to pain, and this of course makes sense when we think about the daily challenges our teeth are exposed to: hot and cold foods, acids and bacteria, teeth grinding, sugar, cold air, which we breathe in through our mouths, and many other stresses.

On the other hand, it is precisely for this reason that the body cannot renew tooth enamel when it wears down, because this would only work with living cells. It is all the more important to pay attention to protecting tooth enamel so that it protects our teeth and maintains dental health over a long period of time.

Tooth enamel is not only the protective film of our teeth that protects against sensitivity and tooth decay, but it also serves aesthetic aspects, in this case tooth color. Healthy tooth enamel with a high proportion of hydroxyapatite contributes to the optical whitening of the teeth and ensures a radiantly white smile.

What causes tooth enamel to be attacked or destroyed?

Despite its enormous resistance, our tooth enamel also has its weak points. In addition to the natural wear and tear caused by daily chewing of food, there are factors that accelerate the breakdown of tooth enamel and lead to premature wear. The good news first: You can turn these adjustment screws and do something for your tooth enamel.

Diet plays a significant role and is also the most common reason for tooth enamel loss. Foods that are particularly acidic attack tooth enamel and should be consumed in healthy quantities. Acidic foods include protein foods such as meat, but also alcohol. Meat, yes, only proteins? No. A balanced diet plays a key role, of course, in combination with regular and thorough oral and dental hygiene.

Top Ten Acidic Foods (Unhealthy Acids)

  1. Soft drinks, cola
  2. Sweets with table sugar
  3. Sausages and ham
  4. Offal
  5. Alcoholic drinks
  6. Hard cheese
  7. White flour products made from wheat
  8. seafood
  9. Heavily fried and fried acid generators
  10. Heavily processed foods

However, acids that are dangerous to tooth enamel are not only absorbed through food but, in the worst case, are produced directly in the mouth. This happens due to a buildup of plaque, a plaque made up of saliva, bacteria, and food particles that should be removed regularly. If dental hygiene is poor, this plaque remains in the mouth. Bacteria metabolise the sugar and form acids that remove the minerals from the tooth enamel and destabilise it.

If you brush your teeth regularly and thoroughly, you're in the right place. But the correct tooth brushing technique should not be ignored; it plays an important role in maintaining healthy tooth enamel. If the pressure exerted when brushing your teeth is too great, the tooth enamel can be damaged. This also applies to a toothbrush with bristles that are too hard and toothpastes with abrasive cleaning agents, which, like sandpaper, gradually sand away the enamel.

Grinding your teeth at night can lead to accelerated enamel degradation. Grinding not only creates enormous pressure in the jaws, but also additional friction that wears away the tooth substance. We recommend using a so-called bite splint in good time so that the tooth enamel is no longer affected. In some cases, the abrasion of the tooth enamel has progressed to such an extent that the underlying dentin becomes visible. Teeth grinding and the loss of tooth enamel cause the bite to sink, which can lead to jaw joint cracking, pain, and even dizziness. If you grind your teeth, you should definitely consult your dentist.

There is therefore a direct need for action, just as with reflux diseases, such as heartburn. If stomach acid gets into the mouth, it can significantly damage tooth enamel.

Woman with a toothache - damaged tooth enamel

The symptoms of damaged tooth enamel

Pain-sensitive teeth are usually the first sign of damaged tooth enamel. When eating cold or hot food, your teeth become sensitive. In addition, the colour of the teeth also changes, the teeth become yellower and form “transparent” areas, especially on the edges of the teeth. Due to the transparency of the teeth, the dark oral cavity shines through the tooth and makes it appear grey overall.

Healthy tooth enamel fulfils the important task of shielding the so-called dentin from the outside world. Dentin is the tooth substance that lies directly under the enamel and, in contrast to tooth enamel, contains nerves that directly transmit pain-causing stimuli.

Unfortunately, unsightly tooth discoloration is also accompanied by thinning tooth enamel. The thinner the tooth enamel, the more clearly the yellowish dentin underneath shines through. If you look at the teeth in the light, you can see the slightly transparent character, especially at the corners and edges of the teeth.

And last but not least, the classic caries in the early stages, also called initial caries, is tooth enamel decay and should be treated immediately to prevent it from spreading into the deeper layers of the tooth. It is a superficial tooth decay that can be easily and permanently removed at this point. This is precisely why it is important to have your teeth checked by the dentist regularly. This initial cavity can be removed quickly and does not cause any further damage.

Enamel remineralization: Is damaged tooth enamel repairable?

Isn't it a blessing that our hair and nails keep growing back? Imagine if that wasn't the case. That's exactly how it is with our tooth enamel. It wears out over time and cannot regenerate. It is all the more important that we continually deal with the enamel and give it the necessary care so that it constantly protects our teeth and makes them shine.

The magic word is hydroxyapatite, the mineral that makes up tooth enamel. Research has shown that dental care products containing so-called bionic hydroxyapatite, also known as artificial tooth enamel, can effectively help strengthen existing tooth enamel. This special artificial tooth enamel is developed in the laboratory and shows remarkable similarities to the basic building blocks of natural tooth enamel.

And that's exactly how our MINT toothpaste works without fluoride: it repairs and strengthens the tooth enamel with the hydroxyapatite it contains and makes the teeth more resilient overall. Plaque is thoroughly removed so that tooth decay and gum inflammation have no chance. Overall, the teeth are strengthened, noticeably brightened, and less sensitive to external stimuli.

The included perlite cleaning agent with a low abrasion value leaves your mouth feeling pleasantly smooth and fresh after every cleaning with the MINT toothpaste without fluoride, just like after a professional teeth cleaning at your dentist. The abrasion value of MINT toothpaste without fluoride was tested under very complex conditions at the University of Indiana in the USA. The official RDA value was therefore confirmed to be only 39. The toothpaste offers a unique combination of high cleaning power with very low abrasion. The perfect combination for our tooth enamel.

Conclusion - how to remineralize teeth?

Tooth enamel is the only structure in our body that cannot regenerate itself, which is why it is even more important to be careful not to lose tooth enamel. Because pain-sensitive teeth hinder us in many areas of our everyday lives and even prevent us from enjoying culinary delicacies, apart from the aesthetic point of view, the unsightly discoloration of our teeth. And that is still too shortsighted; dental health as a whole is at stake.

So, start now and build up your tooth enamel! Use the effective solutions that are already available to support the guardian of the teeth and make him strong for the daily challenges. It was and is particularly important to us at MINT to provide a product that effectively protects and repairs tooth enamel.

A tip from Dr. Mintcheva - remineralizing toothpaste

If you use the MINT toothpaste without fluoride, preferably in the evening, the enamel can regenerate particularly well overnight.

To the MINT toothpaste without fluoride: strong tooth enamel, maximum protection!

MINT Classic Line - toothpaste with fluoride & toothpaste without fluoride

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