How to Strengthen Tooth Enamel
Tooth Enamel is the hard, white and visible layer in the outermost part of your teeth. The enamel is the hardest part of the human body, but unlike broken bones, once a tooth is broken, damaged or chipped, it won’t regenerate. Enamel has no living cells and your body can’t repair it naturally. Therefore, it is essential that you learn how to strengthen your tooth enamel to prevent future dental problems.
Enamel plays a vital role in protecting your teeth from daily use such as chewing, biting, crunching and grinding. It also helps protect your teeth from decay. It also helps insulate the teeth from food and drinks that are very cold and hot. Keeping your enamel strong is important to prevent any damage to the sensitive inner layers of your teeth from plaque and acids and prevent other dental problems from happening.
There are ways to strengthen your enamel and we at Smiles First Cornwall have listed them down for you:
- Maintain a healthy oral diet: Learn to regulate what you eat and drink. Avoid food and drinks that can demineralize your enamel, such as sugary and highly processed snacks (cookies, candies, soft drinks, etc.), acidic and starchy food. Have green leafy vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy products, protein-rich food and water to improve your nutritional intake and to help maintain a healthy mouth.
- Include Remineralizing Products in your Oral Routine: Consult with your dentist in using fluoride to strengthen your tooth enamel. Fluoride helps in increasing the rate of remineralization process, which in turn strengthen the enamel.
- Proper Oral Hygiene Routine: Brush twice a day, floss and clean your tongue at least once, use a soft bristle toothbrush, fluoridated toothpaste and brush at an angle of 45 degrees. Regular brushing, flossing, and tongue cleaning promote a healthy oral environment, which can help protect your enamel from bacteria and plaque buildup.
Taking care of your enamel is crucial in maintaining a healthy oral cavity. To learn more about ways to strengthen tooth enamel, don’t hesitate to contact or visit us at our dental office in Cornwall.
-The Smiles First Cornwall TeamAppointment Request