Frequently Asked Questions

What is Enamel?

Tooth enamel is the most rigid component in the human body. Calcium and phosphorus combine to create tiny crystals, which account for 95% of the enamel. The remaining structure comprises 4% water and 1% protein.

What are the causes of Enamel loss?

Loss of tooth enamel can be caused by some circumstances including

  • Genetic reason – some people rarely have genetic issues that make their enamel form insufficient or thinner than average.
  • Too much pressure when brushing the teeth or using rough bristles might harm the enamel.
  • Bruxism – the habit of clenching or grinding one’s teeth.
  • Health conditions – such as dry mouth, reflux of acid, or other gastrointestinal issues.
  • An eating disorder – tooth erosion brought on by an eating problem like bulimia nervosa in which self-inflicted vomiting occurs.
What are the symptoms of Enamel damage?

The following signs and symptoms can be seen if the enamel is damaged

  • Sensitivity
  • Visible cracks or fractures of a tooth
  • Abnormally smooth and shiny tooth
  • Discolored tooth
  • Progressive tooth decay
  • Tooth infections
What are the ways to protect Enamel?

The following are some recommendations to prevent enamel loss

  • Brushing teeth using a soft-bristled toothbrush at least twice a day lowers the possibility of enamel loss by removing germs, tartar, and plaque from the teeth’s surfaces.
  • It is best to brush with less force because using too much effort might still harm the enamel, even when using a soft brush.
  • Use fluoridated toothpaste to strengthen the enamel and re-mineralize daily.
  • Flossing at least once a day is as important as brushing the teeth to eliminate plaque and food particles that accumulate between the teeth.
  • To stop further enamel erosion and medical diseases, including dry mouth, bulimia, or digestive issues, treated promptly as possible.
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