Protecting Tooth Enamel

Caring for your teeth is an essential part of maintaining good oral health, and the enamel layer covering the teeth plays a crucial role in protecting them. Tooth enamel is a tough and durable layer that coats every tooth in our mouth, but it can still be vulnerable to decay and wear over time. Unfortunately, once enamel is lost, it cannot be regenerated, so it’s vital to take the necessary steps to keep it healthy and intact.

When tooth enamel gets damaged, it can lead to a range of dental problems, such as tooth sensitivity, rounded edges, and yellowing of the teeth. Some foods and drinks, such as citrus fruits, sodas, and sugary foods, can cause enamel erosion, but some foods can help strengthen tooth enamel. Nutritious foods like bananas, mangos, melons, cheese, eggs, fish, oatmeal, and whole grains can be beneficial for the health of your tooth enamel.

To prevent and slow down enamel damage, it’s important to adopt good oral hygiene habits. This includes consuming acidic food and drinks in moderation, avoiding regular snacking on acidic or sugary foods, and being mindful of what you drink. You should be drinking lots of water.  Water helps to cleanse the mouth and keeps your mouth and body hydrated. Sipping water throughout the day is recommended.

You can also use the right tools, such as a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste, to help prevent decay and reduce the risk of enamel damage.

Additionally, it’s crucial to visit Lakeridge Dental Centre for regular dental check-ups and cleanings to identify any enamel issues early on and remove plaque and tartar buildup, which can cause gum disease and pain.

Call Lakeridge Dental Centre today to book your dental exam and cleaning.