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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
Western dentists categorically insist: the wisdom tooth should be removed, as they say, in the bud as soon as it shows signs of existence. Why endure the torment of cutting, if you can once and for all get rid of this scourge ?! This opinion has developed among American dentists thanks to the research of their own anthropologists. Scientists say that in our time the “wisdom tooth” is a rudiment from which there is no use. The length of the jaws of modern man, compared with the jaws of the primitive, was reduced by 12 mm. These changes have led to the fact that eighth teeth are often not even laid in the project. And healthy and strong “eights” are a rare exception to the rule. The Western cult of thinness added fuel to the fire, when people, in order to achieve the effect of sunken cheeks, pull out not only all wisdom teeth, but also two healthy chewing teeth on each side. Continue reading