Protecting your tooth enamel can help keep your teeth protected against dental issues like tooth decay, plaque, and cavities. At Davis Family Dental in Bedford, TX, we strive to make sure our patients are well informed and knowledgeable about their oral health. Bedford family dentists Dr. Paul G. Davis, Dr. Dakota Davis, and Dr. Lauren Drennan encourages patients to develop healthy oral hygiene habits in order to keep their teeth protected from complex dental issues. As a caring family dental practice, we welcome all kinds of patients and work closely with you to help keep you maintain excellent oral health and keep your smile bright and healthy. Part of maintaining excellent oral health is taking care of your tooth enamel. We have listed a few tips you can take to help keep your teeth strong and healthy.

Tooth Enamel

The tooth enamel is the hardest and densest layer of your tooth. Your tooth enamel can help protect you from a range of dental issues, so it is important to keep it healthy so it can perform its job. Your tooth enamel works like a well-oiled machine, it acts as a barrier from things that are too hot or too cold, plaque, acids, and cavities. Once the enamel is damaged, it can only be restored through an experienced dentist. You only get one tooth enamel, so it is imperative to keep it in pristine condition.   A damaged enamel can appear discolored or show shiny spots on the teeth. Some people may notice their teeth are more sensitive, especially to temperature changes in the mouth. If you notice you have a damaged tooth enamel, our trusted dentist at Davis Family Dental can help restore the health of your smile.

Protect Your Tooth Enamel

  • Avoid or limit the amount of citrus you consume. Foods or beverages that are high is citrus acid can break down your tooth enamel over time. This can lead your teeth to become more susceptible to tooth sensitivity and cavities.
  • Limit the amount of sugary foods and drinks you have. Sugar doesn't have any benefits for your oral health. Try drinking more water instead. Water does not harm your tooth enamel. Water also helps keep your mouth moisturized, which helps minimize the amount of debris and food particles circulating in your mouth.
  • Try swapping out your regular toothpaste for a fluoride toothpaste. An ADA approved fluoride toothpaste can help strengthen your tooth enamel.
  • Visit Davis Family Dental in Bedford, TX. At Davis Family Dental, we work with your to help keep your teeth healthy and your smile bright. We provide patients a comprehensive approach to general, restorative and cosmetic dentistry. We welcome patients of all kinds, so bring the whole family in! We also offer comprehensive preventive care visits for the whole family. You can schedule an appointment online or call 817.382.8869
 

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