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remineralization

 [re-min″er-al-ĭ-za´shun]
restoration of mineral elements, as of calcium salts to bones or teeth.
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re·min·er·al·i·za·tion

(rē-min'ĕr-ăl-i-zā'shŭn),
1. The return to the body or a local area of necessary mineral constituents lost through disease or dietary deficiencies; commonly used in referring to the content of calcium salts in bone.
2. In dentistry, a process enhanced by the presence of fluoride whereby partially decalcified enamel, dentin, and cementum become recalcified by mineral replacement.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

re·min·er·al·i·za·tion

(rē-min'ĕr-ăl-ī-zā'shŭn)
1. The return to the body or a local area of necessary mineral constituents lost through disease or dietary deficiencies; commonly used in referring to the content of calcium salts in bone.
2. dentistry A process enhanced by the presence of fluoride whereby partially decalcified enamel, dentin, and cementum become recalcified by mineral replacement.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

re·min·er·al·i·za·tion

(rē-min'ĕr-ăl-ī-zā'shŭn)
1. In dentistry, process enhanced by presence of fluoride whereby partially decalcified enamel, dentin, and cementum become recalcified by mineral replacement.
2. Return to body or area of necessary mineral constituents lost through disease or dietary deficiencies.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Demineralisation and remineralisation of dentine caries and the role of glass-ionomer cements.
A quantitative study of the effect of pumicing and etching on the remineralisation of enamel opacities.
This might be differential dissolution of crystals but has also been interpreted as some crystal regrowth or even new crystal formation (remineralisation).
* Cheese and Yoghurt: Foods rich in calcium and phosphorus protect tooth enamel and even help replace minerals in teeth (a process called remineralisation).
Preventive measures against them include regular tooth brushing, flossing, fluoride therapy, fissure sealants, remineralisation of dental enamel, and antimicrobial agents [4].
It has efficiency in inhibiting dissolution and promoting remineralisation of the dental hard tissues.
Chewing Gum removes plaque and food debris on the teeth, stimulates the flow of saliva, raises of plaque pH, encourages remineralisation, stops demineralisation, reduces gingivitis, but may have adverse effects on TMJ (63-65).
Because of the foods we eat, our teeth are constantly demineralising and remineralising; if fluoride is present during the remineralisation process, it gets incorporated and strengthens the teeth.
The system supplied by Aquatech will include three Multiple Effect Distillation with Thermal Vapor Compression (MED-TVC) units, each with a net capacity of 5,352 m3/day, three Fractional Electrodeionisation (FEDI(R)) demineralisation units, each with a capacity of 3,360 m3/day of ultrapure water for boiler feed, and two remineralisation dosing skids for the production of service water and potable water.
(7,8) Though there is possibility that small scratches on the tooth surface due to brushing will be repaired by the precipitation of minerals by the process of remineralisation.
[25, 32-34] have reported a synergistic relationship between fTCP and fluoride with regard to enamel remineralisation; enamel that is remineralised through a fluoride/fTCP combination demonstrates significantly greater surface and subsurface rehardening following pH cycling compared to that achieved by fluoride application alone.