Super Smiles Have Strong Enamel

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Did you know that enamel is the hardest substance in the body? It’s true! This substance, found on the outer surface of your teeth, truly should last a lifetime. But just because it’s super strong doesn’t mean you don’t have to work to take care of it.

Here are some beneficial tips for keeping enamel healthy.

  1. Pick the right foods for enamel health. It’s no secret that soft drinks damage your teeth, and don’t think that diet sodas are harmless – the acid can erode enamel over time. There are also other culinary culprits that can do a lot of harm. Sticky, chewy candies should be avoided. Chewing ice is a no-no. And don’t use your teeth as tools. Take a minute to grab some scissors before you rip open that package with your incisors.

On the flip side, foods with calcium can neutralize acid in your mouth and preserve your enamel. So, enjoy your dairy products like milk, cheese and yogurt!

  1. Avoid vigorous brushing and use a soft brush. If your teeth are discolored or yellowish, you may feel you need to brush harder. Instead, think about teeth whitening and speak with your dentist.
  2. Keep stomach acids in check. If you have a problem with severe heartburn, the stomach acid could be traveling up your esophagus and into your mouth. This acid can erode enamel, so it is important to meet with your doctor about treatment.
  3. Talk to your dentist about dry mouth and tooth grinding. Lack of saliva can cause major trouble for tooth enamel, and it’s no surprise that teeth grinding can also wear enamel. Make sure your dentist is aware if you experience either of these issues.

At Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry, we want our patients to have the best oral health possible, and enamel health is a key component. Procedures such as dental bonding, veneers, invisible braces, tooth colored fillings, and dental implants help give you the smile you want. Our cosmetic dentistry procedures beautify your smile.

Please call our office at 616-723-8631 to make an appointment. We look forward to meeting you!

The following website was used as source material for this blog:
http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/healthy-teeth-2/tooth-enamel-damage, accessed on September 18, 2013

 

Contact Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry: 616-723-8631

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769 York Creek Dr NW
Comstock Park, Michigan
49321

 

 

Contact Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry: 616-723-8631

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

769 York Creek Dr NW
Comstock Park, Michigan
49321