The thin outer covering of our tooth is known as Enamel. The enamel is considered to be one of the hardest tissues in the human body. It covers the crown of the tooth – the part which is visible outside of the gums.
The enamel is translucent and you can lightly see through it. The main portion of the tooth is called dentin and it is responsible for the color of your tooth, whether it is white, grey, yellowish or dark. Our enamel can easily be stained by tea, red wine, coffee, fruit juices, cigarettes and other products however this isn’t anything that regular doctor visits can’t prevent by having your teeth whitened on regular basis.
What Function Does the Tooth Enamel Have?
To be specific, the tooth enamel protects our teeth from daily use such as chewing, crunching, biting and grinding. And although the enamel is considered to be the hardest tissue on our body, it can still crack and chip.
What Your Mouth Says About Your Health
A broken bone in our body can be treated and repaired with time, but once a tooth breaks or chips, the damage can’t be fixed. This is because our enamel doesn’t have living cells, so the body cannot repair itself once it is cracked and chipped.
What causes enamel erosion?
Tooth erosion can be caused by various reasons. It usually happens when acids wear away the enamel on the teeth and it can occur as a result of the following reasons:
- Excessive consumption of soft drinks (phosphoric and citric acids)
- Fruit drinks (some of which contain acids more erosive than battery acid)
- Dry mouth (xerostomia)
- Unhealthy diet (high in starches and sugar)
- Acid Reflux Disease (GERD)
- Certain Medications (antihistamines, aspirin)
- Gastrointestinal problems
- Environmental factors (wear and tear, corrosion, stress, friction)
- Genetics (inheritance of these conditions)
A Japanese researcher by the name of Kazue Yamagishi has created an incredible product which is sure to revolutionize personal oral care. She invented toothpaste which will put dentist out of work for the good. The incredible toothpaste fills all the cracks and holes in the teeth and restores the enamel of the tooth while doing so.
Cracks and holes in our teeth are a huge reason for the need of dental work, but even if we brush our teeth with regular toothpaste, the damage can’t be reversed. Unlike ordinary toothpaste, this new toothpaste contains components which mimic tooth enamel and build up the tissue where it is cracked or chipped in the tooth. It is similar in form to the enamel, and it can easily be used by people at home.
The creation of this formula required a chemical hydroxylapatit – a compound which makes up the main components of the tooth.
The way this amazing toothpaste works is by causing an acid dilution on the surface of the teeth. After only 3 minutes, the paste begins to crystalize and gets fastened to the structure of the natural enamel.
We can only wait and see as the creation of this product slowly puts dentists out of work and makes dental problems a thing of the past!