March 9, 2018
You go to sip your favorite iced lemonade on a beautiful spring day only to feel an uncomfortable twinge in your teeth. Unfortunately, you might be suffering from tooth sensitivity—or worn tooth enamel.
No one likes to experience dental pain, no matter how insignificant it may seem in the beginning. To avoid tooth sensitivity and other dental concerns, you should always try to keep your oral health in great condition, starting with the strength of your tooth enamel. Learn more about tooth enamel in this week’s blog post from your local dentist.
What is tooth enamel?
Tooth enamel one of the hardest substances that your body produces and it’s all there to protect your teeth! Enamel is an extraordinarily hard substance that’s created to help you avoid dental pain, damage, and keep your smile for a lifetime. It acts as the shield that protects the sensitive innerworkings of your teeth, like the tooth roots and pulp.
Why should you work to keep your enamel strong?
You might have heard your dentist talk about tooth enamel and why you should work to protect it, but not paid any real attention to what they were saying—but you should! Everything that you put into your mouth—whether you’re mindlessly chewing on something to pass time or enjoying a meal—it affects your tooth enamel!
Despite being an extraordinarily hard surface, enamel can become easily damaged. Once the enamel becomes worn away, it allows dental problems to start affecting your teeth, like tooth decay, cavities, and even tooth loss!
What can you do to protect your tooth enamel?
One of the best ways that you can work to protect your tooth enamel is to partner with your local dentist for regular, effective preventive dental care. This means that your dentist will meticulously clean your teeth every 6 months, complete dental exams, and even offer helpful advice to improve your home dental hygiene routine.
At home, you should be brushing your teeth every day with a soft toothbrush to avoid enamel erosion from abrasive scrubbing. Also, use a fluoride infused toothpaste to boost the strength of your enamel.
To learn more about tooth enamel, its importance and how to best protect it, give us a call and schedule an appointment today.
About Our Office
Here at Common Park Dental, we know how important it is to regularly care for your teeth. This means daily care at home and visiting our office at least twice a year. We make sure to communicate this important information to our patients without pressuring anyone or making them feel uncomfortable about the state of their smile. After all, our dental team is here to provide positive dental experiences and improve oral health! Learn more about how we can help guide you in a direction towards better dental health by contacting us today.
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