Tuesday, June 13, 2023

Can Teeth Regenerate Enamel the way Damaged Bones Do?

Dental enamel, unlike bones, does not regenerate or "heal" once it is damaged. Dental enamel is formed during the original growth of the tooth underneath the gums. While there are many factors that can contribute to the loss of dental enamel, such as poor dental hygiene or certain hereditary conditions, there is good news. Researchers are actively seeking treatments and therapies that could change everything. Of course, proper hygiene and regular visits to your dentist are the best way to combat any kind of dental dilemma, but for dental enamel in particular, there are now certain treatments that can help slow the process of enamel degeneration that can be applied during your regular dental visits as part of your preventative maintenance regimen. They (scientists) are developing toothpastes and rinses all the time and with the current advancement, who knows, there may be something on the horizon that can help regenerate lost enamel.  But typically, the saying goes: "Once it's gone it's gone." 
There is also a plethora of information circulating on the internet that implies there are certain natural remedies that can heal cavities and regenerate tooth enamel. None of that has been scientifically proven as yet. 

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