Why it works: Rice flour exfoliates, purifies, and remineralizes
Fluoride catalyzes the diffusion of calcium and phosphate into the tooth surface and remineralizes
The fluoride, as discussed above, improves acid resistance through the formation of fluorapatite, remineralizes
decalcified tooth substance and is antibacterial.
It contains natural silicon in the form of diatomaceous earth, which remineralizes
and firms the skin.
SM : Fluoride kills bacteria and remineralizes
Shen et al., "Consumption of milk with added casein phosphopeptide-amorphous calcium phosphate remineralizes
enamel subsurface lesions in situ" Australian Dental Journal, vol.
Twenty minutes after eating is the best time to brush your teeth during which time the saliva remineralizes
the enamel dissolved by the acid.
This is largely due to improvements in artificial sweeteners and sugar alcohols and other proprietary ingredients like encapsulants (a key ingredient in Hershey's Ice Breakers) and Recaldent, which remineralizes
teeth (found in Trident White and Trident for Kids).
Applied topically, fluoride actually remineralizes
enamel that's been etched by bacteria.
New ingredients used for the first time in approved FOSHU products in 2003 included polyglutamic acid for calcium absorption, phospho-oligosaccharide calcium ("Pos-Ca"), which "remineralizes
teeth," bunaharitake (a tree fungus) extract for "people beginning to be concerned about hypertension and touichi extract for people beginning to be concerned about blood sugar levels.
Saliva is a natural mouthwash that remineralizes