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.
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 experience 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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