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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.

Your saliva is very important to the health of your teeth—and to the remineralization process. First, your saliva can carry bad bacteria and excess food particles from your teeth—which can help you keep your enamel strong. Similarly, your saliva actually carries strengthening minerals to your teeth. These minerals, as you may have guessed, actually help the remineralization process along.

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.

Do you have more questions about remineralization? Would you like to learn more about how you can keep your teeth healthy and strong? If so, we invite you to give Paul Vartabedian, DDS a call at 707-263-1496. We’ll be happy to examine your teeth and the overall health of your mouth and give you personalized advice. Our dentist, Dr. Paul Vartabedian, and our team are eager to hear from you soon.