Tooth enamel is an important component of a healthy smile that is often overlooked. Enamel is the outermost layer of the tooth and, therefore, the most susceptible to erosion. Poor oral hygiene and a lack of professional dental care can wear away your enamel. It can be difficult to rebuild and restore weakened enamel, but there are several things you can do to prevent it from wearing away.
How to Strengthen Your Tooth Enamel
Fluoride is essential to preserving and strengthening your enamel. The regular use of fluoride in your dental routine can help strengthen and restore enamel over time. It is important to use dental care products that contain fluoride to help maintain your enamel. Routine visits to your dentist for cleanings can help keep your oral health in check and prevent further damage to your enamel.
How to Restore Damaged Tooth Enamel
Restoring eroded tooth enamel can be a very difficult task. While fluoride can help repair some aspects of the enamel, it cannot restore the original structure of the tooth. If you have lost a significant amount of enamel you may want to consider cosmetic dentistry to help protect your teeth from further damage. Porcelain veneers can shield your teeth from damage and give you a healthier, more beautiful smile.
For more information on strengthening and rebuilding tooth enamel, book your appointment with Dr Rodney Raanan.