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  1. #1 Is there such a toothpaste that regrows teeth? 
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    First. I am pretty sure I put this in the right area.
    Second I am 16, and my knowhow is well. Meh.. So don't throw the huge words at me and keep it simple so I don't misinterpret anything.

    Third. My question: Is there a toothpaste that can regrow teeth or parts of it EX: Cavities/Decay

    Unfortunatly my filling fell out a few years ago and my Mom is an idiot. Shes an organic food, health nut, shes religious, and thought forcing me to drink egg shell smooth was going to fix my teeth...

    Oddly enough she doesn't even have to pay for my dental work which I massively require, given my filling fell out and another teeth isn't looking too pretty. Plus my teeth need some braces. So a lot has to be done, and brushing constantly and using mouth wash twice a day is only going to slow the process down.

    Now I looked into my question a little, and google didn't really give me results from a dentist place, or anything tooth related, just random blogs and articles people post. The exact thing I rather not take for information, But then I thought, if my Mom were to be right that dentists are 'hiding' this information so they make money (stupid) just on the safe side, I would rather ask a forum of smart people.

    She said she was picking up something to use as a toothpaste that will supposedly regrow the parts missing, I personally don't get how that would work, or why part of my tooth would heal, But to be honest, If it were to be true then awesome, if not, then there will be more personal issues I and my Dad will need to deal with sadly.

    Anyone care to shed light on my situation? Maybe a source here and there, Try to keep it simple though ._.


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    There is no such thing. You should get a filling put back in by a dentist. And ingesting calcium in any form will not make teeth grow back. Don't let your mother force you into using her alternative methods that are likely proven to be ineffective or are likely ineffective anyway.


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    Quote Originally Posted by pyoko View Post
    There is no such thing. You should get a filling put back in by a dentist. And ingesting calcium in any form will not make teeth grow back.
    I know the calcium would be from eggshells, but what of the magical toothpaste, that apparently works. Though its likely a bunch of people banging rocks together.

    And this is assuming it isn't just a ton of calcium in the toothpaste, I don't really know much of it at all though.
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    There can be stuff in the toothpaste that cleans teeth, polishes them, kills germs, or makes teeth healthier by hardening the enamel. But calcium has to come from the body, not be applied directly to where calcium is needed. Do you know the brand/ name of this supposedly magic toothpaste your mother is getting?
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    After asking her. sigh.
    Its called MI PASTE

    And now that shes knows Im reading about it she decided to clarify. "It wont regrow, it strengthens teeth from getting worse, excess calcium and other foods help calcium growth in teeth."

    Now she hasn't once admitted it to not regrow teeth, she literally said it multiple times. Anyway nothing is going to help my cavity other then a dentist so even with the MI PASTE I still need a dentist.

    And I don't even know if the MI PASTE is legit.

    And as you said, calcium isn't going to regrow it the last part of her message wasn't to useful.
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    Those ingredients will help strengthen healthy teeth. But if you already have a cavity, you need to see a dentist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pyoko View Post
    Those ingredients will help strengthen healthy teeth. But if you already have a cavity, you need to see a dentist.
    Thank you for the clarification. I wanted to make sure everything was in order.
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    MI Paste: proven clinical success record for patients with increased caries risk & white spot lesions. (Unsupported).

    OTOH: New toothpaste can regrow teeth.
    That's dated 2007 and, quite obviously, took the world by storm. Oh, wait...
    Apparently that CAN "regrow" teeth: it contains Novamin which is the brand name of a particulate bioactive glass that is used in dental care products for remineralisation of teeth.
    Again, another world-shattering and thoroughly famous discovery.
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casein_phosphopeptide

    Recaldent, with the technical name casein phosphopeptide – amorphous calcium phosphate, or CPP-ACP, is a milk-derived product that strengthens and remineralizes teeth and helps prevent dental caries (tooth decay). Casein phosphopeptides (CPP) from the major protein of milk have the ability to stabilize calcium, phosphate and fluoride ions as water soluble amorphous complexes that provide bioavailable calcium, phosphate and fluoride ions to the tooth.[1][2][3] These complexes of amorphous calcium phosphate and amorphous calcium fluoride phosphate stabilized by the CPP have been demonstrated in a range of laboratory, animal and short-term human clinical trials to repair (remineralise) early stages of tooth decay by replacing the calcium and phosphate ions lost due to decay.[4][5] Three longer-term, randomized, controlled clinical trials (RCTs) have demonstrated the efficacy of CPP-ACP in slowing the progression of dental caries and in regressing (repairing) early stages of tooth decay.[6][7][8] Another RCT[9] showed that CPP and calcium carbonate in a toothpaste formulation, which would spontaneously form CPP-ACP in saliva, significantly reduced caries experience in children compared with a placebo toothpaste. A systematic review with meta-analysis by Yengopal and Mickenautsch[10] concluded that “the results of the clinical in situ trials indicate a short-term remineralization effect of CPP-ACP. Additionally, the promising in vivo RCT results suggest a caries-preventing effect for long-term clinical CPP-ACP use”. Recaldent (CPP-ACP) can be applied to the teeth via sugar-free gum, medicated tooth crème and fortified dairy milk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by silents429 View Post
    My question: Is there a toothpaste that can regrow teeth or parts of it EX: Cavities/Decay
    Yes. Surely you've heard of fluoride. Maybe you don't know what exactly it does, or how to use it.

    Fluoride converts the relatively soft, porous dentin of a tooth, into the glassy mineralized shell called enamel. The first priority of dental care is in forming, maintaining, and - yes - repairing that enamel.

    Fluoride works topically on teeth (in contact); it's effect when used systemically (swallowed) is negligible or none. Even so, fluoridated tap-water makes a significant statistical improvement in a region's dental heath, because traces of fluoride from drinking linger in the mouth.

    Fluoride toothpastes may be used more or less effectively. Remember that this is a topical agent, and not surprisingly its effect depends on
    1) contact with the tooth surface
    2) concentration (i.e. the % stated on the tube)
    3) duration of exposure.

    You're not an idiot whose going to ingest a tube of toothpate and then sue Colgate for your stomach upset, so go ahead and buy the highest fluoride concentration corporate lawyers allow the public. Perfectly safe if you spit it out.

    The brush bristles and some additives in toothpaste clean your teeth so the fluoride has good contact and can do its work. That's right: the fluoride goes to work after you've brushed, before you rinse and spit. How to maximize the time it has to soak in? Perhaps you could start brushing before a shower? Well you know how it works so you can decide how best to implement it.
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    Tissue can only grow while it is alive. Tooth enamal is no longer alive. It was laid down while the tooth was being formed in the gums. Once the tooth erupts from the gum and is exposed in the mouth the enamal is all finished growing. Human teeth do not grow once formed. They can only deteriorate. All dental care is about slowing down the deterioration. A damaged tooth does not "heal". No tooth paste, no diet, nothing, can make a tooth "heal a cavity". Go to a dentist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sealeaf View Post
    Tissue can only grow while it is alive. Tooth enamal is no longer alive.
    Correct. Like a dead bone doesn't "grow" into a stone fossil. Tooth enamel is dentin that's become mineralized, largely by fluoride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by silents429 View Post
    First. I am pretty sure I put this in the right area.
    Second I am 16, and my knowhow is well. Meh.. So don't throw the huge words at me and keep it simple so I don't misinterpret anything.

    Third. My question: Is there a toothpaste that can regrow teeth or parts of it EX: Cavities/Decay

    Unfortunatly my filling fell out a few years ago and my Mom is an idiot. Shes an organic food, health nut, shes religious, and thought forcing me to drink egg shell smooth was going to fix my teeth...

    Oddly enough she doesn't even have to pay for my dental work which I massively require, given my filling fell out and another teeth isn't looking too pretty. Plus my teeth need some braces. So a lot has to be done, and brushing constantly and using mouth wash twice a day is only going to slow the process down.

    Now I looked into my question a little, and google didn't really give me results from a dentist place, or anything tooth related, just random blogs and articles people post. The exact thing I rather not take for information, But then I thought, if my Mom were to be right that dentists are 'hiding' this information so they make money (stupid) just on the safe side, I would rather ask a forum of smart people.

    She said she was picking up something to use as a toothpaste that will supposedly regrow the parts missing, I personally don't get how that would work, or why part of my tooth would heal, But to be honest, If it were to be true then awesome, if not, then there will be more personal issues I and my Dad will need to deal with sadly.

    Anyone care to shed light on my situation? Maybe a source here and there, Try to keep it simple though ._.
    More than 10 years in dental research.

    NO! AND YES!

    dentin can regenerate itself from the pulp tissue. That happens.

    Unfortunately enamel is generated from an epithelial layer that covered the teeth when they were being formed. That layer is lost once they erupt.

    So you don't need special tooth paste for dentin to regenerate. It does that by itself.

    But unfortunately the hard outer layer (enamel) cannot regenerate itself. Dentin isn't that hard. It is comparable to bone. Enamel is much harder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spuriousmonkey View Post
    the hard outer layer (enamel) cannot regenerate itself
    So what I said about fluoride is untrue? 'Cause at face value you're opposing the theory that dentin mineralizes into enamel.

    What use is fluoride then?

    EDIT: Oh, I think you mean enamel can't regenerate itself, which is different than can't be regenerated.
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    once there is a hole then there is a hole. You lack the cells to make new enamel. Fluoride doesn't make new enamel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spuriousmonkey View Post
    You lack the cells to make new enamel.
    Yes, we all understand enamel isn't grown from living tissue. Could you be a bit more helpful? Because everything you've said suggests mineralization (dentin changing into enamel) can't happen after teeth erupt.

    Do you dispute the theory that (adult) dentin mineralizes into enamel?

    And what do you think fluoride does?

    Direct answers please.
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    My understanding is that floride hardens enamal. However I have done no research beyound knowing it slows tooth decay and helps prevent cavaties.
    I'm not sure that mineralization is the same thing as dentin changing into enamal. My understanding is that dentin does not change into enamal.
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