Learn more about the causes of tooth and gum decay and what you can do to prevent it
Tooth decay, also known as Dental Carries, is the most prevalent disease after the common cold. And it happens earlier than anyone expects. It's so detrimental to your mouth that 1 out of 4 Americans lose all of their teeth by the time they’re 65. Even with today’s advancements in dentistry, there’s still no better cure than fluoride. The good news? There is prescription strength fluoride toothpaste that will not only prevent tooth decay, but will also remineralize any tooth that already has tooth decay. In other words, no more drills!
Prescription strength tooth paste that contains both sodium fluoride and 5% potassium nitrate. These additives have been long proven to significantly decrease tooth sensitivity by occluding the dentinal tubules. This blockage prevents the movement of fluid within the tubules and the result is decreased sensitivity.
Prescription strength tooth paste like the one listed above but with the addition of tricalcium phosphate generates a remineralization process in the outer layer of the tooth (enamel) which makes the tooth harder and less susceptible to cavity formation. There is an actual molecular interchange that occurs in the tooth and this process is so noteworthy that it can arrest an incipient lesion and prevent it from going further into the tooth.