Tooth enamel is the outermost covering of your teeth. It's the hardest substance in the body, made primarily of the minerals calcium and phosphorus and protects the sensitive inner layers from hot, cold and acidic foods.
Tooth enamel cannot grow back once lost. Acids found in foods and drinks is the leading cause of loss of tooth enamel. The process is called DEmineralization and it means a loss of the minerals that make up the enamel. Signs of "Acid Erosion", as the process is called, are evident in 25 - 40% of adults.
Dentin deminarlizes at pH 6.5 and enamel demineralizes at pH 5.5. Enamel with fluoride, called fluorapatite, demineralizes at pH 4.5. ProNamel toothpaste is pH neutral. See chart for acidities of various foods.
However, tooth enamel can be REmineralized by saliva. Saliva can also neutralize acidity from either food and from the waste released from the bacteria, found on teeth, after eating sugary foods. Fluoride is a significant help in the Remineralization or "strengthening" of enamel against acid erosion.
Not all toothpastes were created equal. Pronamel toothpaste in particular formulated to address the affects of acid erosion on enamel, dentin (below enamel) and cementum (root of tooth)
Pronamel Toothpaste Actively Strengthens Weakened Tooth Enamel.
The controversial foaming agent found in many toothpastes, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate or SLS, is missing from Pronamel. SLS binds to fluoride thereby reducing the amount available to aid in remineralization. This means, even though toothpastes may share the same amount of fluoride, by using Pronamel, there is more fluoride available to bind to your teeth to help protect them.
Pronamel Toothpaste Limits Enamel Erosion During Brushing Due To Its Low Abrasiveness
Abrasiveness can be compared to sand paper. The lower the grit the more abrasive. By their nature, whitening toothpastes need to be somewhat abrasive. Pronamel is one of the least abrasive toothpastes (see chart). Abrasive toothpastes wear enamel faster leading to thinner enamel and ultimately, yellowish looking teeth. And more abrasive toothpastes may actually make a tooth sensitive to hot, cold or sweets.
Pronamel Is Specially Formulated For Tooth Sensitivity
Pronamel has 5% Potassium Nitrate which is the same desensitizing agent used in Sensodyne Ultrafresh.
A surprising a number of healthy foods and drinks like fruit and juices can have harmful levels of acidity. PRONAMEL toothpaste has been specially formulated to AFFECTIVELY limit the damaging affects from acid erosion from such foods. Coupled with very low abrasiveness and a desensitizing agent, PRONAMEL toothpaste stands out amongst the best.