Enamel and Dentine Remineralisation through Nano-Hydroxyapatite

by on August 24, 2016

Tooth decay and degradation is a significant health hazard, but it also has big implications for the quality of life one may lead. In the distant past, we wouldn’t really have any way to significantly fight back against the ravages of time, but thanks to our different, less carb-rich diets in those times, people would often live into their old age without any serious risks to their dental health. That’s no longer the case, and without due care, attention, and good toothpaste, many people’s teeth will begin to decay and become a risk and become painful within just a few years. Even with all of the due care and attention needed, your teeth will still probably only last for a few decades without intervention from dentists.

A big reason for why this decay occurs is because the minerals that make up and protect our teeth will begin to erode, particularly when exposed to acid in a daily diet. Traditional toothpaste, containing fluoride, is able to abate this to some extent, but it is by no means a silver bullet. A big part of this is because it isn’t very effective at remineralisation, which in this circumstance means the artificial application of natural minerals to the teeth, in order to cover any ‘holes’ that may have appeared in the enamel protection over time.

Nano-hydroxyapatite is a relatively new discovery that is a lot more effective at remineralisation than simple fluoride solutions. If you’re trying to repair damage to your teeth or if you’re trying to cover up sensitive areas, this solution could be right for you.