Amorphous Calcium Phosphates use body’s natural defenses against decay

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One of the latest products to become standard in our preventative care package is amorphous calcium phosphate (ACP) . Dentists and our hygienists, at Jorgensen Mutzelburg Dental are using the latest breakthrough products containing ACP to aid in tooth desensitisation as well as remineralise early decay in enamel and dentine.

ACP works by enhancing the natural healing process of saliva, helping to prevent future decay in your teeth. Your teeth are almost entirely made up of calcium and phosphate so that when the calcium and phosphate crystals in ACP are delivered to the tooth, they dissolve before recrystallising as hydroxyapatite and repair early lesions in the tooth’s surface, literally converting to the tooth mineral.

People undergoing traditional orthodontic treatment with fixed brackets or braces often find cleaning the teeth increasingly difficult as the brackets can collect food and plaque. If left untreated, once the braces are removed, white demineralised spots often remain on the teeth. Using ACP pastes throughout your orthodontic treatment, our dentists are able to prevent this tooth damage by returning the lost minerals to the tooth. This remineralisation process is also able to reduce sensitivity of exposed dentine such as following gum recession, tooth whitening, or enamel erosion and wear.

At this stage ACP is only able to remineralise early lesions in the tooth’s surface, so to ensure you never have to endure the discomfort of toothache, always attend your recommended preventative care appointments at Jorgensen Mutzelburg Dental. So next time you attend for your professional cleaning, ask Dr Mutzelburg, Jorgensen, Elliott and Leong about a stronger, and more lustrous smile with ACP technology.