— Transferred from its original home on mouthmop.com (where this all started)
• Your Enamel Pellicle is the protective protein skin of your teeth
• Dietary polyphenols modify your pellicle to make it more acid resistant, inhibit the adhesion of acid producing bacteria, and cause staining
• You can maximize the protective effects of your pellicle by using a low abrasive toothpaste, and only whitening your teeth periodically (ex. ~14 days of Crest Whitening Strips every 2 to 3 months – everyone is different but noticeable staining from the pellicle can take several months to form).
Tooth after two weeks in water
Tooth after two weeks in Kombucha
Tooth after two weeks in Diet Coke
Tooth after two weeks in Gatorade