The Powerful Enamel Pellicle

 

 

— Transferred from its original home on mouthmop.com (where this all started)

 

Take-away points:

• 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).

Learn More: A Review of the Salivary/Enamel Pellicle Dietary Constituents and Tooth Staining

 

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About the author

Scott Frey is a reknown Orthodontist, professional speaker, and founder of the More than Smiles Movement. Follow him on Twitter.

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