Demineralization is the process of removing minerals, in the form of mineral ions, from dental enamel. “Demineralization” is another term for “dissolving the enamel.” Dental enamel is a crystalline latticework composed of various minerals, the principal component of which is a complex calcium phosphate mineral called hydroxyapatite (“hi-drox-e-appetite”). A substantial number of mineral ions can be removed from hydroxyapatite latticework without destroying its structural integrity; however, such demineralized enamel transmits hot, cold, pressure and pain much more readily than normal enamel. For example, if you feel something like a toothache, but the dentist says you don't have a cavity, chances are good you are feeling the results of a severely demineralized spot on your tooth that hasn't yet formed a cavity.
However, dental caries, i.e. cavities, are not caused by a lack of fluoride, which is a cumulative poison that has little, if any, impact on dental health. Despite this, government organizations, including the American Dental Association, continue to promote water fluoridation as a key part of dental health when lowering sugar intake would be far more useful.
The More Sugar You Eat, the Greater Your Risk of Cavities Becomes: New Study
New research by Aubrey Sheiham, Emeritus Professor of Dental Public Health, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, University College London, shows there is a robust log-linear relationship of dental caries to sugar intakes.
What this means is that your risk of cavities increases the more sugar you eat and this was found to be true despite the use of fluoride.
The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that sugar intake represent no more than 10 percent of your daily energy intake in order …
As you can see, natural remineralization is a pretty “iffy” occurrence. In contrast, demineralization is enormously accelerated by the refined sugars and processed foods in most of our diets. The destruction caused by the strong stable acids abundantly present in our mouths is constant and unremitting.
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