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Tooth Enamel

If you look into a mirror and smile at yourself, you’ll notice the white outer layer of your teeth. This is your tooth enamel, and as the most visible part of your teeth, it is one of the hardest and most mineralized substances in the human body. It also plays a very important role, as described by Colgate. Tooth enamel protects the inner layers of a tooth from the affects of acid and plaque, as well as substances that are extremely hot or cold. Yet, constant exposure to sugary foods and acidic beverages damage the tooth’s enamel. What’s more is that because enamel does not contain the regenerative properties found in living tissues, it cannot replicate itself once it has been destroyed.

To better explain, as individuals eat foods high in sugar and acids, these substances stick to the surfaces of teeth. In effect, they interact with bacteria already present on teeth and gums. Together, the sugar, acids and bacteria develop lactic acid, which is the main culprit in the erosion of tooth enamel.

Protecting Your Tooth Enamel

While tooth enamel cannot be rebuilt, there are a number of oral health products aimed at preventing the wear and tear produced by harmful substances and bacteria. A key ingredient is fluoride, and this can be found in toothpastes and water. Additionally, foods and beverages such as whole grains, vegetables, lean proteins and dairy products prevent demineralization of teeth by balancing acidic pH levels in the mouth.

Aside from using the right products and eating the right foods, regular brushing and flossing is paramount. In doing so, it is important to use a soft-bristled toothbrush, as a hard-bristled one can lead to receding gums tissues and tooth sensitivity. Finally, if you must eat foods or beverages high in sugar or acid, drinking water right after will help to wash away harmful bacteria before it attacks tooth enamel.

We Have Everything Your Family Needs For A Healthy Smile!

As our top priority, the team at Gramercy Dental Center is committed to helping patients protect and maintain their oral health. This includes high quality preventative care with a full spectrum of general dentistry services that are comfortable and convenient.

At Gramercy Dental Center, we have everything your family needs for a healthy smile. Call today!

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