Some background information first:
*Hydroxyapatite (i.e., Ca5
OH]) comprises 97-98% of human tooth enamel. It will demineralize at pH 5.5.
*Fluoride ions are usually added to drinking water and are found in fluoride toothpastes (commonly via NaF).
According to Wikipedia
According to the University of Vermont
Now here is my question:
-What if the formation of fluorapatite (for our teeth) did not require drinking water, and fluoride toothpaste? What if...say, we could synthesize fluorapatite ourselves (biologically speaking)?
-Is there a genetic
basis for the synthesis of hydroxyapatite?→C
an we alter
this...to produce fluorapatite instead
(*I am not certain, however, as to where the body might 'obtain' these fluoride anions...early on...(But I like biotechnology))