Natural Conservative Dentistry: An Alternative Approach to Solve Restorative Problems

Natural Enamel Remineralizing Agents

Author(s): Nawal Aidaros *

Pp: 41-58 (18)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815223194124010006

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


 Non-invasive management of initial enamel lesions using novel remineralizing agents has become the main goal of modern dentistry. Herbs and natural sources with medicinal properties are valuable for treating various oral diseases. Fluoride-mediated remineralization is the cornerstone of caries management. However, many side effects arise from its use, such as dental fluorosis. Most people could accept natural remineralizing agents compared to fluoride-based remineralizing systems. The trend is to use natural ingredients as remineralizing agents to control caries. Different naturally derived agents have been found to remineralize the demineralized enamel lesions efficiently and to prevent caries progression. The growing interest in phytotherapeutics is due to the active biological components of plant extracts and natural products. The active biological components in plants, eggshells, seashells, and other natural products play a significant role in enamel remineralization. Herbal extracts and natural products with remineralizing effects are added to dentifrice and mouthwashes to prevent caries or to enhance the remineralization of initial lesion enamel lesions.

Keywords: Aloe vera, Animal-based remineralizing agents, Biologically derived materials, Caries prevention, Cinnamon, Demineralization, Eggshells, Enamel remineralization, Fluoride, Ginger, Grape seed extract, Herbal extracts, Marinebased remineralizing agents, Minimal Invasive Dentistry, Moringa oleifera, Natural products, Non cavitated enamel lesions, Propolis, Seashells, Tea.

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