Posted on 8/25/2019 by Water's Edge Dental
|Your teeth are an important part of your body and its overall health, thankfully, they're coated with strong enamel. Nevertheless, you may still find yourself curious about just how strong this enamel is.
What Tooth Enamel is Composed OfAccording to the American Dental Association (ADA), your teeth can last for centuries. This is because hydroxylapatite (calcium phosphate in a mineralized form) makes up most of your tooth enamel. Calcium phosphate that's found in this state is known to be one of the strongest organic elements found on Earth today. This is why your tooth enamel is much harder to scratch than steel. Nevertheless, it's important for you to understand that you can still chip it. Of course, it'll also wear down over time.
Protecting Your Tooth EnamelEven though your tooth enamel is really hard, you should never chew on anything other than food or use your teeth to open things like bottles or packages. Instead, it's important for you to maintain regular routine care of your teeth. This means that you make sure you brush and floss, following up with the use of mouthwash twice daily and see us at least twice a year for a cleaning. This is because tooth decay can cause damage to your teeth at any point in time.
At our dental office, we adhere to the ADA standards in all that we do. This should help you to rest assured that you will receive nothing but the highest quality of dental care whenever you visit our office. As such, we strongly recommend that you don't only take good care of your teeth when you're at home, but that you also enlist our help in doing so. Give us a call to schedule an appointment so together we can make sure that your teeth will indeed last you a lifetime.