What is Tooth Enamel?

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Your tooth enamel is the hard, white surface that protects your teeth. It’s a strong, dependable shell that is considered to be the strongest mineral substance in your body, even stronger than bone! It helps you have the strong and healthy smile you need to perform everyday tasks. To help you know a little more about tooth enamel in Provo, Utah, our dentist, Dr. Jay Scott, is happy to share some facts.

Fact No. 1: You need to keep your tooth enamel in tip-top shape by keeping up on oral hygiene (brushing twice a day, flossing and rinsing daily, and visiting your dentist every six months). These things can help you prevent plaque buildup and cavities.

Fact No. 2: Your tooth enamel is strong, but it’s not invulnerable. In fact, acid can attack your tooth enamel and wear it down. This is called enamel erosion. It can cause sensitivity and make the teeth vulnerable to tooth chips and breaks.

Fact No. 3: Your tooth enamel can get stained, but the stains don’t have to be permanent if you don’t want them to be. You can achieve your white smile once again by using a whitening treatment.

For more information and details about your tooth enamel, please feel free to contact our dental team at Unison Dental. All you need to do is dial 801-615-2917 and we will be thrilled to help you, even if it’s just by answering your questions. We look forward to your phone call!