Though thin and partially translucent, tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the body. It has the critical job of protecting teeth from constant use and the ongoing assault of chemicals in food and drink. Regular cleanings and checkups at The Carrollton Dentist in Carrollton TX help protect your tooth enamel.
Enamel also safeguards tooth nerves from hot and cold food and beverages. That’s why enamel loss often causes tooth sensitivity.
Cuts heal and broken bones mend, but tooth enamel is different. When it’s gone, it’s gone. We encourage our patients to protect their tooth enamel for a lifetime of dental health.
This may seem counterintuitive, but sometimes it is better NOT to brush. Immediately after eating acidic items enamel is weakened. It can be further weakened by brushing. Waiting 60 minutes will allow the acid to dilute.
Rinsing immediately after eating acidic foods is helpful, however, because it washes away some food particles and speeds up the dilution of the acid.
If you have already experienced enamel erosion or other dental troubles, The Carrollton Dentist in Carrollton TX can help you protect what is left. We offer complete general and family dentistry services, as well as restorative dentistry and much more. Call us to schedule an appointment today!