Your teeth’s protective shield: Enamel!


Enamel, that tough outer shield of your teeth, takes a beating from

  • biting,
  • chewing, and
  • sipping,

which can lead to stains, chips, and damage.

But here’s a fact that might surprise you: your body can’t regrow enamel, no matter how fancy the toothpaste!

Demineralisation is the sneaky process where tooth enamel loses calcium and other vital minerals.

Your enamel relies heavily on calcium phosphate, and those sugary foods and acidic drinks produce acids that dissolve these precious minerals.

Thankfully, your body steps in with saliva, containing calcium, fluoride, and phosphate, to replace lost minerals.

But in today’s modern diet, the balance is often tipped, making it tough for natural remineralisation.

While it won’t regrow enamel or reverse cavities, remineralising toothpaste with calcium phosphate or stannous fluoride can strengthen existing enamel, provided there’s enough left to work with.

Regular brushing with a fluoride toothpaste helps reinforce enamel, making it more resilient to decay.

If you spot white spots or patches on your teeth, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We can assess your situation, offer advice, and recommend a high-fluoride toothpaste if necessary.

For more information please contact Weedon on 01327 342412 or Rushden on 01933 312 992, we will be happy to help you.