Posts Tagged ‘remineralize’

Tooth Pain? Desensitize and Remineralize with new TheraBreath Specialty pen

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

Besides offering a new Professional Teeth Whitening Kit and Specialty Whitening Pens, TheraBreath is proud to unveil a third product for brightening and protecting teeth: our very own Tooth Sensitivity Treatment Pen.

What can cause your pearly whites to ache? If you experience dental sensitivity, you already know the answer: cold foods, hot meals, acidic citrus fruits, sugary snacks and hard or chewy candies. (Eating ice cream can be particularly excruciating.) But behind these problems lies a more basic cause of tooth sensitivity – namely, weakened enamel.

This layer of minerals is the hardest part of your teeth, but there are plenty of habits that can make it thinner…and thinner…and thinner.

Smoking and drinking acidic sodas are the most obvious factors, but there are other, sneakier routes. For instance, did you know that alcohol-based mouthwashes gradually weaken enamel? Or that brushing with hard-bristled toothbrushes can scrape away your enamel like a scouring pad (and erode your gums, exposing the tooth root)?

Once the enamel is gone, the softer layer underneath – called “dentin” – quickly crumbles, leaving your dental nerves laid bare.

No wonder your teeth ache!

This calls for a Tooth Sensitivity Treatment Pen. Not only does it help seal in weakened enamel, but its specially formulated remineralizing gel strengthens and hardens your teeth, reducing the risk of aches.

So, the next time you feel a twinge, a throb or a serious ache in your teeth, turn to our specialty remineralizing pens, which quickly seal over weakened enamel. While you’re at it, use a Professional Teeth Whitening Kit to brighten your smile, and carry a Specialty Whitening Pen to touch up any dark spots on your pearly whites.

We’ll have you beaming (and eating ice cream) in no time!

 

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Sports Drinks May Erode Tooth Enamel

Monday, April 27th, 2009

Research has shown that the citric acid in sports drinks can damage teeth.

Researchers at the New York University College of Denstistry used cow teeth to come to this conclusion. They cut the teeth in half and put them in the top-selling sports drinks, and after they soaked up to 90 minutes (similar to a human sipping on drinks throughout the day), they found that the enamel of the teeth was partially eaten away. If the enamel coating is weakened, the sports drinks are more likely to leak into the bonelike material underneath the enamel, which causes teeth to soften and weaken. This condition is called erosive tooth wear, and it can lead to severe tooth damage or the loss of teeth if it is not treated.

Surprisingly enough, Dr. Mark Wolff, chairman of cariology and comprehensive care at the NYU College of Dentistry, said brushing immediately after drinking a sports beverage is likely to cause more damage than waiting a bit. This is because the softened tooth enamel is more vulnerable to the toothpaste’s abrasiveness.

Experts recommend that people should consume sports beverages in moderation, and wait at least 30 minutes before brushing their teeth, so the softened enamel has time to re-harden. It may also be a good idea for someone who consumes a lot of sports drinks to find an acid-neutralizing, re-mineralizing toothpaste to help re-harden soft tooth enamel.

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