Facts About Tooth Enamel

Your dentist, Dr. Hoang Truong, strongly encourages you to clean and care for your tooth enamel regularly. This is because your tooth enamel is an essential part of your smile. If you want the top-notch oral health you deserve, you need to keep your enamel in tip-top shape. To help you know all there is to know about tooth enamel, our dentist is happy to share some facts with you, which are:

-The tooth enamel is the outer shell of the teeth. It is a very hard and strong substance. In fact, it’s the hardest tissue in the human body.

-If you’re not careful, you can change or damage the tooth enamel. Acid and bacteria can wear down and harm the tooth enamel and cause dental problems, like cavities and enamel erosion. Dark foods and drinks can also stain the tooth enamel.

-You can repair the tooth enamel if necessary, but you cannot regrow or regenerate it. This is because it’s not living tissue. So, if you have extensive damage, a dental restoration might be necessary to repair the enamel.

-Fluoride can strengthen your tooth enamel and help it fight bacteria, acid and other harmful substances.

-It’s best to protect your tooth enamel by avoiding high-carbohydrate, sugary and acidic foods and drinks and by exposing it to fluoride often and covering it with dental sealants.

Do you have any questions? If so, please contact our dental team at Gateway Oaks Dental. When you dial 916-649-0249, we will be more than happy to tell you all about tooth enamel in Sacramento, California. We look forward to giving you the answers and information you need!