How Teeth Remineralize
Let's see how teeth are designed so that You can fully understand the process of tooth cavity healing (re) and education of the tooth cavity (Demin-eralization). Dentin is hard, bone-as the middle layer of the teeth. Enamel is a hard white coating the surface of the teeth. The root of the tooth embedded in the jaw. The pulp of the tooth in the middle of the tooth. The pulp contains blood vessels, nerves, and cellular elements, including tooth-building cells. each tooth has the blood supply and nerve passing through the center of the roots of the teeth in the jaw bone through the mandibular nerve. Mandibular nerve branch largest cranial nerves in our body, the trigeminal nerve. It's a nervous communication that makes it a toothache so painful and tiring. Periodontal ligament
lines the root of the tooth. It connects the tooth in the jaw through millions tight fibers working in different directions.
These fibers to cope with the shock of chewing, and firmly hold the tooth in place. Cells in the periodontal ligament may degenerate and regeneration. And worn-out periodontal ligament and it is the main cause of tooth loss.
Each tooth has about three miles microscopic tubes called dentinal tubules. Dentinal tubules 1.3 to 4.5 microns. It is close to one-thousandth the size of a pinhead. Dentinal tubules filled with liquid, which is estimated to be similar to the spinal fluid in the spinal cord and brain. Tooth enamel contains about two percent of this fluid. In addition to dental fluid tubes may contain part of the tooth growing cells, nerves and connective tissue.
The dentin and enamel eat from tooth building cells called odontoblasts that carry or diffuse certain nutrients through dental lymph. Odontoblasts contain microscopic structures that act as pumps. In fact, healthy tooth cleans itself. Microscopic droplets, nutrient-rich, judgment of our blood pumped through tiny tubes. In a healthy tooth, fluid flow from cellulose is moving outward in a pressurized system that protects our teeth against chemicals in our mouths.
Dentist Ralph Steinman found that our teeth opportunities for remineralization is based on regulating action of the largest salivary glands, salivary glands. Located just inside of the jaw bone, salivary glands, regulating nutrient-rich, dentinal liquid. The signal of the parotid salivary glands comes from regulating center of the brain, the hypothalamus.
When the tooth fluid flow is reversed due to a signal from the parotid glands (as a result of a poor diet or otherwise), food debris, saliva and other matter are pulled into the tooth through the dentinal tubules. When this happens over time, the pulp becomes inflamed and tooth decay spreads to the enamel. Dr. Steinman identified the loss of certain key minerals in this process of tooth decay. These are magnesium, copper, iron and manganese, all of which are active in cellular metabolism and necessary for the energy -production that allows the cleansing flow of the fluid through dentin tubules. An interesting note is that phytic acid, an anti-nutrient in grains, nuts, seeds and beans, has the potential to block the absorption of each one of these vital tooth building minerals.
Caries, therefore, must be reclassified to describe precisely what it is. The traditional definition of attenuation as an infectious bacterial disease caused false. Caries is actually:
- Odontoporosis - reducing tooth density of the tooth, causing weakness, and
- Odontoclasia absorption and the destruction of tooth enamel, dentin and tissues.