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Lanier Valley Dentistry will be opening the Week of May 4th
Lanier Valley Dentistry would like to announce the reopening of our office that has been closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We have been closely following data regarding COVID-19, including information provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Federal Government COVID-19 Task Force, State Officials, American Dental Association, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We are closely following data regarding Georgia's projected curve. We understand the gravity and precautions essential in preventing the spread of COVID-19. We take the health of our patients, staff and community very seriously.
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Do Enamel Repairing Toothpastes Actually Work?
Posted on 7/7/2020 by Lanier Valley Dentistry
Do Enamel Repairing Toothpastes Actually Work?Everyone wants to have a great smile. However, for one reason or another, you may find that your enamel is lacking in terms of structural integrity. The tooth's enamel is a crucial part of your tooth. The enamel is the outside layer that is responsible for keeping the rest of the tooth secure. But a lifetime of sipping and chomping can leave the enamel stained, chipped, and worn away. This results in teeth that are very sensitive to hot and cold and, therefore, very uncomfortable for the owner. Due to advances in dentistry, toothpaste has been developed that is designed to repair the enamel. The question is, does it work?

How the Tooth Enamel Is Lost

The tooth breaks down in stages as it slowly loses minerals. The process begins when the acids from your food and drink dissolves the calcium phosphate element of the tooth in a process known as demineralization. This process is slow, but the results are unassailable. Most of the time, you will notice that these teeth have a more yellowish appearance because the enamel has been thinned a lot, and the dentin is showing more easily than before.

Enamel Repairing Toothpaste

The tooth is a mixture of living and nonliving parts. The enamel feeds off the minerals absorbed by the body, mainly working with calcium phosphate to rebuild the lost nutrients steadily until the tooth is restored to its original strength. However, it's important to note that this process can only take place if the tooth isn't too far gone. If the enamel is weak, but not broken down, using the fluoridated tooth restoration is likely to work.

It's important to know that the process of demineralization is a continuous one. So long as the tooth doesn't receive enough minerals to re-mineralize, the process doesn't stop until it's too late. A destroyed enamel cannot be saved. This is why we recommend coming in as soon as possible so that you don't lose the entire tooth where it wasn't necessary.


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