Compositions that are useful and unique as dental remineralizers and dental cements, as well as methods for their use, are disclosed. The compositions are mixtures of at least two sparingly soluble calcium phosphates that are present in excess and a dilute aqueous solution approximately saturated with respect to the calcium phosphates such that they are both in near equilibrium with the saturated solution. The saturated solution is also supersaturated with respect to hydroxyapatite. Therefore, this basic constituent of dental enamel is continuously precipitated from the saturated solution and is available for the remineralization of
The invention described herein was made in the course of research partially supported by a grant from the National Institute of Dental Research.