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Protecting your Enamel

Our teeth are one of our most important tools our body has. From being able to chew food to helping us talk, without teeth everyone’s lives would look drastically different.

One of the best ways to care for your teeth, and ensure that you’ll have great oral health, is to protect your enamel.

What is enamel?

Enamel is the outermost layer of our teeth, and it’s also the hardest substance in the human body. It forms a shield between the outer layer of your teeth and the dentin and pulp – the living parts of your teeth – protecting them from all sorts of infections, decay, and other problems.

Up close, enamel looks like a bunch of tiny crystals dotting the surface of your tooth. Just like you wouldn’t want to lose a real valuable crystal, you don’t want to lose your enamel.

How do I protect it?

Luckily, protecting your enamel is a simple, easy thing to do. All you need is a dedicated, thorough oral health routine and your enamel will almost always be in tip-top shape. Using toothpaste with fluoride – a natural substance that promotes enamel restoration – and cutting back on soda and other acidic drinks will keep your enamel hard and infection-free.

If you have any other questions, we can be reached at 732.462.8877. We can’t wait to help you and your smile!

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