Enamel is essential to the health and longevity of our teeth. Enamel is known as the thin layer of material that covers your teeth. If you don’t take care of your teeth properly this can weaken and damage your enamel. Over time if you do weaken the enamel of your teeth this can factor into tooth damage and decay. Also, weakened enamel can put more pressure on dentin. Dentin is the part of your teeth below the enamel that when weakened causes sensitivity towards cold, heat, or acidic foods and drinks. Luckily, if you do damage the enamel on your teeth there are different ways you could restore the enamel! Here are the top 5 best tools to restore your enamel.
Sensodyne is one of the best ways to restore your enamel to help sensitive teeth and pain relief. As recommended by Sensodyne, to protect and restore your enamel you want to brush twice a day for lasting tooth sensitivity relief.
Sensodyne provides the benefits of fluoride, cavity protection, and of course a fresh breath. The specific ingredient used in Sensodyne that helps prevent the pain triggers such as a burst of cold air or hot tea is called potassium nitrate.
2. MI Paste
Just like the nutrients, we get from what we eat every day in order to stay healthy there are also minerals that can help protect our teeth. The second enamel restoring product recommended by our Glenview dentist, Dr. Laura Ruof, is MI Paste.
While fluoride is one of the more well-known ingredients that helps with oral health – calcium and phosphate are also key ingredients that make an impact on our oral health. MI Paste uses a special milk-derived protein that releases calcium and phosphate to the surface of your teeth. You can use MI Paste for desensitizing, restoring tooth erosion and enamel, remineralization, and preventing caries and white spot lesions.
You can get MI Paste from your local dentist or give us a call at any of our Smile Obsession Dental locations to get more information on MI Paste.
The third go-to that helps restore enamel is Clinpro, a prescription-only toothpaste that you can get prescribed at your local dentist. Clinpro is a great alternative to MI Paste if you are sensitive to milk. Clinpro contains Tri-Calcium Phosphate and provides more fluoride than your regular toothpaste.
A few of the benefits to Clinpro include:
- Strengthening teeth
- Protecting from decay
- Gently removes stains to help clean and whiten your teeth
PreviDent is another prescription toothpaste that works similarly to Clinpro. PreviDent can be used to prevent cavities and protect sensitive teeth through the ingredient sodium fluoride. Sodium fluoride has been shown to strengthen teeth and prevent tooth decay and weakened enamel that is primarily caused by bacteria and acid.
As instructed by PreviDent, “This prescription toothpaste should be used once daily in place of your regular toothpaste unless otherwise instructed by your dental professional.”
You can easily make an appointment for a dental exam and cleaning at any of our dental office locations if you are feeling sensitivity in your teeth. Our dentists can help prescribe you prescription toothpaste such as Clinpro and PreviDent to help restore enamel and strengthen your teeth. Currently, our dental offices are located in Glenview, Montgomery, Naperville, Streamwood, Wheaton, and Woodridge. Take a look at our “Dentist Near Me” map to see which dentists are closest to you.
The last recommended tool to help restore your tooth enamel is Hismile NHpro Enamel Care. The NHpro formulation contains nano-hydroxyapatite (nHAp) that has been clinically proven to improve enamel and help treat tooth sensitivity.
As explained by the Hismile Research Centre, “Hydroxyapatite represents approximately 97% of enamel composition and 70% of the dentin. The depositing of synthetic nanoparticle hydroxyapatite, fills the dentinal tubules and repairs compromised sections of enamel, which allows for improved protection of the inner layers of the tooth. The synthetic nano-hydroxyapatite (nHAp) that is used in NHpro was selected due to its superior remineralizing effects.”
In other words, the Hismile Enamel Care toothpaste has been proven to do the job you are looking for and it’s recommended by our Glenview dentists at Smile Obsession Dental! If you still want more information on the top tools to restore enamel you can schedule an appointment at any of our convenient locations or give us a call for more information.