I,m interested in knowing is the enamel that naturally forms on our teeth can be replaced, using enamel paint? Concerns: may be Toxic Benefits: Teeth protection. Compared to: When we are children the denist puts on a resin to protect against tooth decay. Why isn't the resin made for the public?

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 28 - September - 2011, at 01:53 AM

  • Enamel once wearied off doesn’t reproduce and it is impossible to build up tooth enamel naturally. Loss of enamel can occur because of more of acidic food diet or some medicaments or can occur because of dry mouth or with aging. Loss of tooth enamel is known as tooth erosion. Lost tooth enamel can be restored with use of fluoride varnish on the affected teeth. It will protect and repair affected teeth. Fluoride application will do remineralization of tooth structure.  If there is loss of tooth enamel which is causing sensitivity, then desensitizing tooth paste can also be given.  If there is loss of much of tooth enamel, then cosmetic procedures like veneers, lumineers or crowns are used for restoration.  To avoid wearing of enamel, patient should take less of acidic diet and should use straw to drink carbonated drinks.  In children, pit and fissure sealants are given to avoid the chances of teeth decay. They are given in cases of deep pits and fissures and in newly erupted teeth so that no decay occurs on the teeth. Pit and fissure sealants are given in 3-4 years of age in all the baby molars, at 6-7 years of age, permanent molars are sealed and at 11-13 years of age, premolars and second molars are sealed. They are given in patients with moderate risk to caries.  They are not given in adults as it can cause patient to bite differently and can cause grinding of teeth and other problems in adults. Composite material which has resins is given for pit and fissure sealants. Fluoride application is also done in children to reduce the chances of decay. For more info on tooth wear, you can refer to following article…http://www.identalhub.com/article_types-of-tooth-wear-215.aspx

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