Saliva helps strengthen teeth with important minerals.
Be sure to select sugar-free gum with xylitol, which is shown to reduce acids in beverages and foods.
Drink more water throughout the day if you have low saliva volume or dry mouth.
Use fluoride toothpaste.
Can you restore tooth enamel?
Once tooth enamel is damaged, it cannot be brought back. However, weakened enamel can be restored to some degree by improving its mineral content. Although toothpastes and mouthwashes can never “rebuild” teeth, they can contribute to this remineralization process.
How do I know if my tooth enamel is gone?
Tooth enamel loss is not always obvious, but some possible signs of damage to the tooth enamel include:
- Shape and Color: If your teeth look yellow or especially shiny, you may be experiencing tooth enamel loss.
- Sensitivity: Increased sensitivity to hot, cold, or sweet foods may be an early sign of tooth enamel loss.
Can you whiten teeth that have lost enamel?
The Solution to Thinning Enamel
While conventional whitening treatments may no longer be able to give the smile you want, there are still options available to you. Dentists can place cosmetic veneers and crowns over your teeth, giving them a much whiter, more attractive appearance.
Can you Remineralize teeth?
Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral, and as one might expect, it is very useful to restore the mineral qualities of tooth enamel, remineralizing teeth back to being smooth and strong. The most common way dentists use fluoride is by applying a foaming gel to the teeth after thoroughly cleaning them.