While you are probably not generally focused on your tooth enamel, it’s certainly something worth exploring. After all, protecting your enamel is a key factor when it comes to preventing tooth decay, avoiding serious damage, and more. However, you might feel a little confused about how to do this and why. Take a moment to enjoy a Q&A session that will offer the answers you’re interested in receiving.
Questions and Answers: Enamel
Question: Why do I need to protect my tooth enamel?
Answer: Your enamel is very hard but it is not unbreakable or something that cannot become damaged. Since it is the protective, outer layer of your tooth, keeping it nice and healthy and intact helps keep your tooth strong, free of disease, and standing in place where you need it as one part of a fully functional smile.
Question: How can I protect my tooth enamel?
Answer: The best way to protect your enamel is to brush your teeth, floss them, and to see us as we suggest for visits. Plaque is the leading cause of hygiene-related damage because, when left on teeth, it essentially eats away at your tissue. Removing plaque consistently prevents this from happening. It’s also a good idea to avoid any abrasive products when cleaning your smile.
Question: If it’s so important to protect my enamel, then is it really okay to receive dental contouring?
Answer: Of course! Contouring is something we use to smooth your tooth through the minimal removal of tissue. We form a conservative, strategic plan to map out your tooth so it remains structurally sound. As a result, negative side effects will not occur. This is different from chips, cracks, decay, or other damage that set your tooth up for further harm.
ABOUT YOUR TYLER, TX, DENTISTS:
At DentaCare Dental in Tyler, TX, we focus on advanced technology, education, and comfort to offer every patient a pleasant experience and excellent dental care. To schedule a consultation, call our Tyler, TX, office today at (903) 215-8223. For optimal convenience, we also serve patients at our other location in Longview, TX.