Remineralization of tooth enamel (fluoridation) is the saturation of tooth enamel with mineral components, leading to the restoration of the structure.
The main structural elements of teeth are calcium and phosphorus. Fluorine, despite its ability to reduce the solubility of enamel, can hardly be considered a structural element of teeth, since its percentage in healthy enamel is on average 0.15%. However, fluoride is a factor affecting the formation of acid-resistant forms of apatite (the main substance of tooth enamel). That is why, remineralization of the teeth is carried out using compounds containing calcium and phosphorus. To increase the effectiveness, remterapy is combined with the use of fluoride-containing drugs. Most often, fluorides are prescribed after completion of a course of remineralizing therapy, to reduce the release of calcium from tooth enamel. Continue reading