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International Journal of Oral Care & Research
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ABSTRACT

Modern-day dentistry has shifted its focus from Black’s “extension for prevention” to prevention of extension, however, the current ideology of dentistry stresses on management of noncavitated carious lesions noninvasively through remineralization in an attempt to prevent disease progression, and to improve strength, esthetics, and function of teeth. The oral cavity is an arena involving constant fight between remineralizing and demineralizing factors. This relationship determines the integrity and strength of the tooth structure. The lopsidedness leads to rapid demineralization and decomposition of the tooth structure. In recent past an irrefragable explosion of fervor in technologies for remineralization of enamel and dentin or desensitization of exposed dentin affected by dental erosion has taken place. Remineralization is an innate repair process of reinstating ions back in the hydroxyapatite’s lattice structure. The fundamental aspect is the use of remineralizing agents to tooth structure to control the demineralization/ remineralization activity. The present review draws attention to the current components available for remineralization therapy and its application in clinical practice.

Keywords: Demineralization, Fluoride, Hydroxyapatite, Remineralizing agents.

How to cite this article: Chokshi K, Chokshi A, Sebastian SS, Zaheer A, Mohan S, Dhanya RS. Newer Nonfluoride Remineralizing Agents: An Insight. Int J Oral Care Res 2016;4(4):291-296.

Source of support: Nil

Conflict of interest: None

 
 
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