Did you know that your enamel is the strongest substance in your mouth? But even though your enamel is strong, it can weaken over time. And once your enamel is gone, it’s gone forever–but your enamel can strengthen itself through a process known as remineralization. Fortunately, while remineralization is a natural process, there are a few things you can consider doing to help the process along.
For instance, did you know that saliva is actually very important to the health of your smile? You see, your saliva can carry bacteria and food particles away from your teeth. Your saliva also produces minerals that will strengthen your teeth. You should also remember to brush and floss your teeth to remove excess plaque and bacteria.
We recommend considering the benefits of fluoride while you brush. Fluoride can actually help you prevent tooth decay and cavities. Many of the toothpastes you choose could also contain calcium, which may also contribute to the mineral-rebuilding process. Some toothpastes contain amorphous calcium phosphate and protein casein phosphopeptide, which can both enhance fluorides efficiency.
If you’re interested in learning more about the care you can receive from us—or in learning more about what you can do to protect the health of your teeth—we invite you to give us a call. Our dentist, Dr. Linh Nguyen, and the rest of our team will be happy to address any concerns you have. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment with us, please feel free to contact Best Dentistry at 206-783-3000. We’re eager to hear from you.