According to a recent blog post by Body, Mind, Soul and Spirit , a new toothpaste invented by a Japanese Researcher Kazue Yamagishi will “fill all the holes and restore the tooth enamel at the same time”. Let's first understand the problem before we look at the research on this product.
What is tooth enamel?
Enamel is the thin, protective layer that covers the exposed portion of the tooth. It is critical to the health of your teeth.
How does tooth enamel erode in the first place?
It protects them from the daily wear of chewing, biting and grinding. It also protects teeth from harsh chemicals.
Enamel wearing and thinning is a common dental problem. Some of the things that escalate this are:
Diets high in acidic food;
Drinking excessive soft drinks;
Brushing with a stiff bristled toothbrush;
Dry mouth. Saliva is needed to wash bacteria and acids from your mouth;
Too much plaque;
Acid reflux or heartburn causing stomach acids to rise into your mouth;
Chlorinated pools. CDC study showed that frequent swimmers had greater enamel erosion.
Ways to slow tooth enamel erosion:
- Drink more water. Water washes harmful acids out of your mouth;
Eat foods rich in vitamins and minerals.
Eat or drink foods high in calcium to strengthen teeth.
Chase your snacks with a glass of water to help restore the pH in your mouth.
And now for the research behind Apagard Remineralizing Toothpaste:
Sangi Central Research Laboratory in Japan studied this product in a three year study in the 1980s. The results of their research is as follows:
- Use of this toothpaste once a day significantly lowered the incidence of new cavities by 45%;
- The nano particles adhere to and help remove bacteria. They absorb periodontal and opportunistic pathogens helping to reduce infection risk;
- By restoring smoothness to the enamel surface, susceptibility to plaque is reduced;
- Sangi's After Bleach conditioner restores smoothness and mineral density to bleached enamel resulting in better maintenance of gloss;
- Reduction of sensitivity, protection against stains.
This year I paid the dentist more than $300 to restore the enamel on my teeth. After using this product for over a year, I had no cavities when visiting the dentist. That's a first for me.. Now I have more travel money!