Q: Can cavities be reversed?…Lou via email
A: Welcome to the wonderful world of REMINERALIZATION.
Example: Patients often have decalcified white spots on several teeth. These may be due to wearing orthodontic appliances, the patients’ having a high sugar diet or heavy plaque build-up. These white spots really are the precursors to dental caries. Also realize that you cannot see these white spots between teeth and they may not be deep enough to show up on an X-ray. The spots are produced by acids released by the bacteria that attack enamel, leech out calcium and phosphate from the tooth, and cause demineralization.
What is a tooth to do?! ACP and CPP have been proven to reverse EARLY carious lesions. These ingredients are found in MI Paste Plus by GC America, a sugar-free cream that is applied topically to the tooth surface. This also works to calm sensitivity after bleaching teeth.
For free consumer info on this “miracle” paste, contact us.
By: Dr. Mitchell Josephs