Better to prevent than to cure. It is this argument that was used during the procedure of remineralization of teeth – an alternative method of treating caries, as opposed to rehabilitation and filling. The cause of the carious lesion is the influence of a microorganism, which in the process of its life releases acids that damage the enamel and structure of the tooth. In the process of destruction, the mineral structure of the tooth is thinning.
Remineralization is a response process that is aimed at saturating the tooth structure with mineral compounds that restore the healthy state of the tooth by preserving the enamel of the protein matrix.
The basis of the mineral structure of the teeth is fluorine and calcium, which in percentage terms occupy 57%. In their totality, the ratio of calcium and fluorine is uneven, but fluoride is responsible for the enamel resistance to acidic conditions. Calcium in combination with fluorine give a bond that simultaneously strengthens the tooth and resists the external environment. Continue reading