Many people do not realize that the strongest muscle in your entire body is your tongue. Another trivia tidbit is that your mouth holds the strongest substance in your body. Do you know what that is? The answer is your tooth enamel, which is the outer, protective layer around each tooth. Despite the super strength of your enamel, there are things like accidents, plaque, and even tartar that could cause your enamel to fade away or become damaged.
When tooth enamel is worn down due to the chemicals and acids we put in our body, enamel erosion occurs. The culprit is not only the chemicals and acids found in our foods that we eat, but also other conditions, like acid reflux, anorexia, sickness from the stomach flu, or even morning sickness due to pregnancy. All of these conditions can cause enamel erosion.
To find out if you have enamel erosion, there are a few things you can watch out for. For example, if your teeth look worn or discolored, that could be an indicator. Another sign can sometimes include teeth sensitivity.
One of the superpowers tooth enamel has is the ability to remineralize and work to heal, and there are things you can do to help your teeth with this process. Brushing with fluoride toothpaste and flossing each day will help your teeth stay healthy and strong. Another vital way to prevent enamel erosion is by seeing your dentist regularly.
Dr. Jason Roe and our team are always happy to assist you and help you overcome enamel erosion that may be occurring within your smile. If you would like to learn more about our services, please click here. Otherwise, please feel free to call us at 972-931-1777 to speak to a member of our staff or schedule online here. We look forward to hearing from you soon as you enjoy this happy and festive season.