Tooth enamel is the most unyielding substance in your body. We put a lot of stress and pressure on our teeth every day just by biting and chewing our food. The enamel is what protects the inner layers of the teeth from cavity causing bacteria that can remain behind. The beverages that we enjoy are often best when served hot or cold. Tooth enamel prevents the sensations caused by these extreme temperature ranges from reaching the nerve endings that lie underneath its surface.
We have to be careful to protect our tooth enamel because once it lost it cannot be reproduced. Limiting sugar intake, using mouth-guards to prevent injury and following a regimen of good oral health habits at home are some of the ways that you can take care of your tooth enamel but professional dental care is also important. By the time you begin to experience pain a dental issue has probably advanced, but if you see your dentist every six months as recommended an earlier diagnosis could mean a less invasive treatment.
Cracked tooth syndrome is a good example of a condition that may go unnoticed without a professional observation. Tiny cracks in a tooth can only be discovered with x-ray analysis or other diagnostic tools that only a dentist has at hand.
Southlands Dental is dedicated to providing personal consideration to every patient who walks into the office. Call 720-886-0606 to arrange an appointment at your convenience.