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Protecting Your Tooth Enamel

Tooth enamel is the hard shiny surface layer that covers and protects your teeth. Even though it is very strong, it can be damaged and is unable to repair itself, often resulting in teeth that are yellow, worn down or have increased sensitivity. In some cases enamel erosion can cause teeth to break or wear down so small they cannot be restored and the teeth may be lost.

We all want teeth that are strong and look attractive so it only makes sense that we will want to protect our tooth enamel. Some of the ways to do that include:

  • Avoiding acidic foods like tomatoes, citrus fruits and some candies
  • Eliminating sodas and energy drinks
  • If we do eat or drink damaging things, rinse with water right after
  • Using a toothpaste designed to protect tooth enamel
  • Monitor swimming pool PH carefully and avoid highly acidic water or swish with water after exposure
  • See your dentist if your teeth become more sensitive or show signs of wear

If your teeth look worn down, yellow or are more sensitive, it's important to have them checked. They may need more advanced protection or restorative treatments to keep them from getting worse. We may be able to use crowns or bonding materials to restore structure and insulation as well as provide a protective barrier that will help keep them healthy.

We encourage you to be more aware of what you eat or drink that may be damaging your teeth and if they start to show signs of enamel erosion, give us a call.

KN Dentistry - Orange, CA - (714) 633-2562

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