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How to Repair Damaged Enamel

Triple Bristle customer Allison V asked: 

Can you regrow or repair damaged enamel?

In case you’re unfamiliar, the enamel is the thin outer covering of the tooth that helps protect your teeth from daily use such as chewing, biting, crunching, and grinding. 

Enamel also insulates the teeth from potentially painful temperatures, and when it erodes, you may notice you react more to hot or cold foods, drinks, and sweets. 

If you’ve ever had a cavity, then you’ve probably experienced this. 

Back to the question: 

Good news…

As long as the enamel hasn’t been badly broken down, chipped, or cracked…

You can repair it! 

There’s a term in dentistry called "incipient decay" which essentially means the cavity has not crossed the durable enamel barrier into the deeper part of the tooth called "Dentin" which is a lot softer and less resistant to decay.  

If a cavity is caught in the early stages… 

Combining excellent oral care with fluoride toothpaste, rinses and varnish can help remineralize enamel and potentially "erase" a cavity.  

Using xylitol gum and mints also helps to remineralize enamel by helping control the pPH in your mouth and stimulating saliva…which also has an "anti-cavity" effect.

Prevention is key, and lucky for you, we’ve taken the guesswork out of brushing. 

Our specially designed brush heads cut at a 45-degree angle ensure you’re brushing away the plaque and tartar threatening to erode your enamel. 

Also, every Triple Bristle handle has a 2-minute built-in timer that pauses every 30 seconds (one buzz for each corner of the mouth) so you can be sure you’re dedicating enough time for the fluoride toothpaste to help remineralize your enamel. 

Tap here to stock up on your oral care needs and help protect your enamel.


 

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