The Importance of Tooth EnamelDental enamel is the thin, strong and semi-transparent layer of outer covering that protects the deeper layers of the tooth against contact with bacteria as well as against the liquids and foods that we consume. The enamel can be weakened by many things. Chewing, crunching, biting and teeth grinding all cause impact that can weaken and damage the enamel, sugary foods, foods and drinks that are too cold or too hot, combined with poor oral health are also harmful and a diet that is poor in minerals can deplete the enamel of the fluoride of the calcium and of the other substances that are essential for enamel strength.

The first, easy to treat signs of enamel erosion include sensitivity to various tastes, especially to sugar, cracking and chipping, discoloration or indentations on the surface of the tooth. If left untreated, enamel erosion can quickly turn into problems that are more difficult to handle, such as stained or yellow teeth, cavities, dental infections, abscesses, even loosened teeth, all of which can cause not only mild discomfort, but severe pain as well. Teeth that are covered in weakened enamel break easier than healthy teeth, so tooth fracturing is also a sign of aggravated enamel erosion. Discuss your options with