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The white outer shell of your teeth is called your tooth enamel. This substance is very strong. In fact, it’s considered to be the hardest mineral substance in your body. This shell protects your teeth and helps you have a strong and healthy smile. To tell you a little more about tooth enamel in Sarasota, Florida, our dentist, Dr. Kenneth M. Schweizer, would like to share some tooth enamel facts.

Fact No. 1: Your tooth enamel needs to be cared for regularly. This means you need to keep up on oral hygiene by brushing twice a day, flossing and rinsing daily, and attending your six-month checkups twice a year. Oral hygiene can help you prevent plaque buildup and cavities.

Fact No. 2: Your tooth enamel is strong, but it’s not invincible. In fact, the acid from the foods and drinks you consume can attack your tooth enamel and wear it down. This is called enamel erosion. It can cause sensitivity and make the teeth very weak.

Fact No. 3: Your tooth enamel can be stained, even just from eating or drinking products that stain the enamel. The good news is that this doesn’t have to last forever. You can whiten your enamel with an over-the-counter or professional whitening treatment.

Do you have any questions about tooth enamel? If so, please reach out to our dental team at Sarasota Implant at your earliest convenience. All you need to do is dial 941-256-2488 and we will be more than happy to help you!