Why you need to protect your enamel

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One of the most important safeguards in your body against tooth decay and infection is your enamel. This hard, outer layer of your teeth stop decay and infection in their tracks, giving you the peace of mind you need to know your teeth are in great shape.

But what if you’re not doing enough to protect your enamel? Let’s look at a few tips for doing just that.

What is enamel?
Enamel is the outermost layer of our teeth, and it’s also the hardest substance in the human body. It forms a shield between the outer layer of your teeth and the dentin and pulp – the living parts of your teeth – protecting them from all sorts of infections, decay, and other problems.

Up close, enamel looks like a bunch of tiny crystals dotting the surface of your tooth. Just like you wouldn’t want to lose a real valuable crystal, you don’t want to lose your enamel.

How do I protect it?
Luckily, protecting your enamel is a simple, easy thing to do. All you need is a dedicated, thorough oral health routine and your enamel will almost always be in tip-top shape. Using toothpaste with fluoride – a natural substance that promotes enamel restoration – and cutting back on soda and other acidic drinks will keep your enamel hard and infection-free.

At the end of the day, protecting your enamel comes down to you and your commitment to great oral health. Without that, your enamel will suffer – as will your overall health.

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