Did you know…
Did you know that recent advancements in dental technology have led to the discovery of hydroxyapatite, a mineral which can help heal teeth from the inside out.
Hydroxyapatite is a mineral compound that is naturally found in our teeth and bones. It is a form of calcium phosphate that makes up the hard, outer layer of our teeth, known as enamel. The enamel is the protective outer layer of our teeth that prevents bacteria and other harmful substances from entering the tooth and causing decay.
Unlike fluoride, which heals teeth from the outside in, hydroxyapatite works by healing the teeth from the inside out. Fluoride works by remineralizing the enamel layer of the teeth. Hydroxyapatite, on the other hand, works by penetrating the tooth remineralizes enamel from the inside.
Hydroxyapatite has been found to be effective in treating white spot lesions, caused by demineralization of the enamel. These lesions appear as white spots on the surface of the tooth and can be unsightly. With the use of hydroxyapatite, these lesions can be eliminated and the enamel can be restored to its original strength and appearance.
Hydroxyapatite also has the ability to heal very small cavities. Traditional methods of treating cavities involve drilling and filling the tooth, which can be painful and invasive. With hydroxyapatite, the tooth can be treated from the inside out, which means that the cavity can be healed without the need for drilling or invasive procedures.
Overall, hydroxyapatite is a promising new treatment that can be applied by your dental professional. Its ability to heal teeth from the inside out makes it a highly effective and non-invasive treatment option for a wide range of dental problems.
If you are interested in learning more about hydroxyapatite and its benefits, contact our office for a free consultation!