Evade Enamel Erosion With Your Family Dentist in Bay Shore
What is enamel exactly? You may hear that word used a lot and never really thought about it. Well, in short, it’s the protective layer of your teeth. And it is with the high hopes of your family dentist in Bay Shore that the erosion of enamel ends for your teeth today.
Enamel is the hardest substance in the body, but it differs much from the bone. Unlike bone or muscle, it can’t regenerate- so when it’s gone, it’s gone. Your enamel protects the dentin (underneath a layer of teeth), as well as the nerves and pulp. If the enamel wears away, the dentin can stain or yellow, and the nerves can be damaged as well. This can lead not only to stained, decayed teeth but sensitive ones that may require root canals or other work done.
So how can you stop your enamel from eroding? Much of it comes down to diet and habits. Stay away from acidic or sugary food, and if you do indulge a bit, make sure to brush and floss daily. For a list of various other ways your enamel can be negatively impacted- head to the following slideshow HERE.
Besides watching your diet and keeping up a consistent oral health regimen, regular visits with your family dentist in Bay Shore are recommended as well. Schedule your appointment today by calling us at (631) 665-8484.