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Tooth Enamel – All You Need to Know About
March 02, 2017  |  Affordable Dentist

Tooth Enamel – All You Need to Know About

Tooth Enamel is the hardest substance in your body. 

Tooth enamel is one of the four major tissues that make up the tooth in humans and many other animals, including some species of fish. It makes up the normally visible part of the tooth, covering the crown. The other major tissues are dentin, cementum, and dental pulp.

It is a very hard, white to off-white, highly mineralised substance that acts as a barrier to protect the tooth but can become susceptible to degradation, especially by acids from food and drink.

Note:   The above text is excerpted from the Wikipedia article “Tooth enamel“, which has been released under the GNU Free Documentation License.

Enamel's Composition

The source of Enamel's strength is its mineral composition

To stay strong, your Enamel needs to be replenished with minerals

  • Acids deplete your enamel of necessary minerals

  • Over time, the enamel erodes and becomes weaker

  • As enamel erodes bacteria attack your teeth and cause decay

Several factor lead to Enamel Erosion

Keep your Enamel strong for life

  • Curb the amount of sugar and acidic food in your diet

  • Brush at least twice and floss at least once a day

  • Treat damaging conditions, like acid reflux

Talk to your dentist if you are experiencing symptoms of erosion

  • Tooth sensitivity 

  • Dents, cracks or rough edges on your teeth

  • Yellowed teeth

If you are experience such problems then call 817-768-3919 or schedule an appointment with us

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