Did You Know Enamel Can’t Be Replaced?
Did you know that once tooth enamel is worn away, it can’t be replaced? That’s why it’s so important to maintain good dental hygiene. Dental enamel protects your teeth from decay, sensitivity, staining and other dental conditions. If your enamel has been affected, however, there are treatments we can use to reinforce your teeth and keep them healthy. Keep reading to find out more.
To prevent enamel erosion, you should follow a healthy diet and a regular oral care routine that consists of brushing, flossing, and mouthwash. Using toothpaste and mouthwash that contains fluoride will protect you against plaque bacteria that cause cavities and weaken the enamel. Regular appointments with our office are also important to check the condition of your teeth, protect them, and restore any damage that has already occurred. If we do notice enamel erosion, however, all is not lost. We can help protect your teeth from further damage with procedures like:
- Porcelain Veneers – thin shells of ceramic that bond to the surfaces of the teeth can help protect your teeth, resisting stains and restoring a natural-looking smile.
- Tooth Crown – a cover or “cap” that restores the shape and function of the damaged tooth, protecting it and strengthening it.
- Tooth Bonding – for cases where enamel loss is not extensive, attaching a tooth-colored bonding liquid made of composite resin works great for restoring the shape of the tooth and repairing chips or cracks in it.
Losing enamel may sound scary, but it’s actually a problem that a lot of people go through at some point. As you can see, there’s a wide range of options for both preventing the problem and restoring the good condition of your teeth. Please let us know if you are experiencing any tooth sensitivity problems or pain, and we will make sure to address your concern at your earliest convenience in our Wellington office.