Products That Remineralize Teeth
Suppose you want to add a remineralization product to your oral habits. In that case, there are plenty of OTC (over-the-counter) products that are proven to help replenish minerals. The best place to start? A fluoride toothpaste, which can be found at most drug stores and pharmacies. Fluoride is a crucial ingredient in remineralization because, once fluoride is in your enamel, it combines with calcium and phosphate to create a defense system that prevents cavities.
Further, according to a 2019 study in the National Institute of Health, calcium phosphate (ACP), which can be ingested as a milk protein or found as an ingredient in toothpaste, may also aid in remineralization.
Xylitol, a sugar alcohol sweetener, can also stimulate alkaline and mineral-rich saliva—and as you now know, more saliva production can lead to remineralization. Lucky for you, you can find xylitol in mints or gum.
Finally, if you have concerns about remineralization, talk to your dentist or dental hygienist about the best plan, whether that’s using a particular toothpaste, adjusting your diet, or looking into medications. But above all, remineralization is a natural process that can be managed best by you. Your health, diet, and lifestyle all contribute to the state of your enamel, and with the right preventative care, you can continuously remineralize it before it goes away.