Healthy tooth enamel will keep your mouth looking and feeling its best. But what exactly is tooth enamel and why is it so important to protect it? Below, we will teach you all about your tooth enamel and give you some simple tips for protecting and restoring your enamel.
The Importance of Tooth Enamel
Tooth enamel is the hard outer shell that protects our teeth from damage. Strong enamel will prevent you from feeling excess sensitivity while eating hot or cold foods and can also help to keep your teeth looking bright and white. It’s important to protect your tooth enamel because your body cannot create new enamel.
Symptoms of Weak Enamel
Teeth with weak enamel might be extra sensitive and prone to decay. Tooth pain while eating or drinking, consuming acidic foods and beverages, and frequent cavities are all signs that you might have eroded tooth enamel. Since tooth enamel is what gives our teeth their white color, dull and yellowed teeth might have damaged enamel. However, everyone’s natural enamel color is slightly different so sometimes, discolored teeth are still perfectly healthy.
Preventative Care is Key
Maintaining your oral hygiene and visiting the dentist regularly will remove damaging plaque from your teeth for strong, protective enamel. At Royalty Dental Associates, we make professional cleanings and checkups simple and convenient. We have two locations and Saturday appointments available for care on your own schedule. Book an appointment online today!