Think of remineralization as the tooth repair process. Your body works to repair and re-harden tooth enamel that has been damaged due to aging, diet, and lifestyle habits like acidic foods and dry mouth from mouth breathing. For years dentists have recommended fluoride treatments and products to assist the body in this process. As concern has grown regarding the toxicity and possible side effects of fluoride products, a safer and equally effective solution has emerged…
The beauty of Hydroxyapatite is that it is a naturally occurring mineral that helps to make up bones and teeth, making it biocompatible. So, by using a toothpaste containing hydroxyapatite, you are able to replace minerals in teeth – aka remineralize. Your teeth absorb the hydroxyapatite and use it to rebuild.
In addition to remineralizing, hydroxyapatite actually helps to protect teeth against demineralization and cavities. Hydroxyapatite can fill in tiny cracks and fissures in the enamel, creating a smoother and stronger outer-tooth surface, making it difficult for bacteria to attach.
Basically, hydroxyapatite provides all the benefits of fluoride, with zero known side effects. If you are still using fluoride toothpaste, it might be a good time to try out hydroxyapatite and see what works best for you.