Tooth enamel is the strongest substance in the body. They are semi-clear, hard, outer layer that protects your teeth from daily wear and tear. It also keeps you from feeling temperature extremes from the hot and cold things you eat and drink. When this shell erodes, your teeth are more likely to get cavities and decay.
Some the below are making Enamel as there food?
- More sweets: Bacteria in your mouth thrive on sugar, and they make acids that can eat away at enamel
- Sour foods or candies: They have a lot of acid in it.
- Dry mouth: Saliva helps prevent tooth decay by washing away bacteria acids and brings acids to an acceptable level.
- Acid reflux disease, GERD, or heartburn: These bring stomach acids up to the mouth, where they can damage enamel.
- Bulimia, alcoholism, or binge drinking: Those are hard on teeth.
- Drugs or supplements that have a lot of acid.
- Brushing too hard: A soft brush and a gentle touch are best.
If your teeth start losing their outer shell definitely you can experience some of the below:
- Pain when eating hot, cold, or sweet foods or drinks
- Rough or uneven edges on the teeth.
- Smooth, shiny surfaces on the teeth, is a sign of mineral loss
- Yellow teeth
Good dental care is the best way to keep your mouth healthy.
- Cut down on acidic drinks and foods. When you do have something with acid, have it at meal times to make it easier on your enamel.
- Rinse your mouth with water right after you eat or drink acidic things.
- Use a straw for sodas and fruit juices so they bypass the teeth.
- Finish a meal with a glass of milk or a piece of cheese. This will cancel out acids.
- Chew sugar-free gum. They also helps you make more saliva, which strengthens your teeth with key minerals.
- Drink more water during the day if you have dry mouth.
- Wait at least an hour to brush after you’ve had acidic foods or drinks.
- Use fluoride toothpaste and mouthwash.
- Get treatment for conditions like bulimia, alcoholism, or GERD.
For the lost enamel, there are ways to fix it.
Tooth bonding can protect a damaged tooth and cover teeth that are worn down, chipped, or discoloured.
If you’ve lost a lot of that outer shell, Dr.Nechupadam Dental, Marine drive may cover the tooth with a crown to protect it from further damage.