Demineralization and remineralization are natural processes where mineral content is either lost from, or added back into, tooth enamel.
Demineralization makes tooth enamel weaker and more porous. It is associated with the onset of dental caries. Remineralization is when mineral enters the porous enamel structure and makes it stronger and more dense. The remineralised material hardens into enamel. Minerals can be present in saliva or from food, for example whilst drinking milk high levels of calcium mineral will be present in the mouth.
Reminova has invented a way to greatly accelerate this natural remineralization process in enamel. We call it Electrically Assisted Enhanced Remineralization (EAER). This uses a tiny electrical current of a few micro Amps ( a millionth of an Amp) that is too small to cause any physical sensation in the patient, to help accelerate mineral ions back into the tooth enamel rebuilding the mineral levels to normal healthy levels.
With this simple adaption of nature’s own process, and a proprietary conditioning process that we apply to the decayed tooth enamel prior to EAER, we can both reverse early signs of tooth decay, and repair the affected areas(lesions) back to normal healthy enamel in about the same time as it currently takes to perform a conventional filling.
The conditioning process gently cleans and separates all the decayed tissue and any organic material that has built-up around or in the caries lesion. The cleansed healthy enamel tissue is now ready and receptive for EAER which introduces natural minerals back into the clean lesion. The mineral ions are pushed by the electrical field to the deepest parts of the lesion creating the right conditions for the minerals to precipitate and become part of the solid enamel structure, and causing the lesion to fill from the deepest part upwards.
No healthy tooth tissue is removed in this treatment, and consequently there is no need for anaesthetic injections, no drill involved, making for a much less invasive and a safer experience for patients. The result is repaired natural enamel.
This offers a new paradigm in preventative treatment of dental caries. When used as part of a regular dental check-up and treatment plan it enables a way to arrest and reverse dental caries, ensuring caries never progresses to a more advanced stage which would require a filling.
Our treatment does NOT replace or reduce the need for regular tooth brushing and cleaning, which remains the best way to limit the onset of dental caries and restriction of sugar intake. Our treatment provides a new way to treat caries decay, that can substantially reduce both the cost and environmental impact of this most prevalent of human diseases.
View our Opportunities page to how EAER can also be used in other dental treatments to improve patient health and wellbeing.