WHEN NEEDED REMINERALIZING GEL?
DEMINERALIZATION — a condition in which tooth enamel and bone tissue lose minerals and salts. This occurs with frequent contact with acids, which are formed as a result of the vital activity of microorganisms in the oral cavity. The main cause of enamel demineralization is poor oral hygiene.
REMINERALIZATION — the reverse process, that is, the saturation of tooth enamel and bone tissue with minerals, mainly calcium and phosphorus salts. Timely remotherapy followed by fluoride prophylaxis allows you to completely restore the enamel.
Remineralizing gel is necessary to replenish the supply of minerals in tooth enamel, to saturate it with calcium and phosphorus ions. This need may arise in the following cases:
● after all types of bleaching and hygienic cleaning;
● after removal of orthodontic constructions (braces, brackets);
● with tooth sensitivity;
● for anti-caries therapy;
● during pregnancy.
WHAT IS IN THE GEL FOR REMINERALIZATION?
The main ingredients are phosphorus and calcium salts. The latter can occur in composition in several forms, for example:
● calcium hydroxyapatite, which is 96% of our tooth enamel, is built into microdamages, restores smoothness to enamel;
● calcium lactate (the fastest form) — saturates the enamel with calcium and strengthens it;
● dicalcium phosphate dihydrate (DDKF) — regulates phosphorus-calcium metabolism, provides a quick and long-lasting effect on the enamel.
HOW TO USE REMINERALIZING GEL?
1. Apply the gel with a toothbrush or with the pad of your finger directly on the teeth or spread over the tray.
2. Leave on for 10-15 minutes.
3. For the best effect after the procedure, you should refrain from eating and drinking for 30-40 minutes.
To some extent, enamel demineralization occurs every time after a meal, so with frequent use of the gel, the dynamic balance will shift towards remineralization. But still it is worth consulting with a dentist about a suitable product, duration and regularity of use.
CAN GEL REPLACE TOOTHPASTE?
It is important to remember: remineralizing gel is a concentrated product that cannot be replaced with toothpaste. Another of the main differences between gel and toothpaste is the absence of an abrasive and a foaming agent, since the principle of its action is different.