Enamel is composed of minerals. Acids from oral bacteria and food attack the enamel of the teeth. In addition, when other parts of the body require calcium, our bodies may transfer it out of the teeth. This results in the softening of the enamel and the formation of a cavity.Fortunately there is the potential to reverse this process. This is called remineralization and it occurs when calcium from the saliva and other sources replace a tooth's lost calcium. When the calcium is replaced, the enamel can repair itself. Proven and affordable products such as MI Paste and Clinpro remineralization pastes are often prescribed by the dentists at Drakeshire Dental. Our doctors strongly believe in preventative treatment. Talk about great news--some beginning cavities are reversible and can become hard enamel again!