I'm going to plug Arm & Hammer: Age Defying Toothpaste
(also marketed as 'enamel care') Mentadent also has a product called "replenishing white"
It has liquid calcuim which is supposed to help re-mineralize the enamel and fill in tiny holes etc.. Here are some studies:
Enamelon, Inc. (Nasdaq NM: ENML), which is using its proprietary "remineralization" technology to develop over-the-counter oral products to help stop cavities before they begin, today announced that recently published interim results of a Tufts University clinical study show Enamelon® Anticavity Fluoride Toothpaste to be significantly superior to a leading fluoride toothpaste in the prevention of root caries
dental caries a destructive process causing decalcification of the tooth enamel and leading to continued destruction of enamel and dentin, and cavitation of the tooth.
To date, patients using Enamelon® Toothpaste in the double-blind, clinical trial showed an average monthly net increase of only 0.06 root-surface caries, versus 0.45 for those using conventional fluoride toothpaste. This means, over a 12 month period, those using a conventional toothpaste would be expected to develop about 5 root surface carious sites, whereas those using Enamelon®, for the same period of time, would be expected to develop fewer than one root surface carious site. The authors note that the incidence of caries in Enamelon users who have completed 12 months in the study were comparable to results from earlier studies of patients who used daily prescription stannous
stannous fluoride a dental caries prophylactic, SnF2, applied topically to the teeth.
I find this to be particularly useful after using crest white-strips (which temporarily leave my teeth slightly transparent). Crest white strips take out the stain, liquid calcium recalcifies stained areas.
A good read:
And as I read, it appears that the calcium and the phosphate must be stored separately: hence your toothpaste must have 2 tubes. The age-defying arm and hammer brand only had one compartment for the toothpaste, so I might try mentadent next go round.
Edited by lucid, 01 April 2008 - 07:47 PM.