What Is Enamel Erosion?
Your daily habits — from what you eat and drink to how you brush — may be harming your teeth.
If your dentist has brought up enamel erosion, it’s worth listening. “Enamel is the hard, calcified tissue that covers the crown of the teeth,” says Ana Ferraz-Dougherty, DMD, a dentist in San Antonio, Texas, and a spokesperson for the American Dental Association. “It’s basically the shield against anything we eat and drink to protect against cavities.”
It’s also the white part of your teeth, so when it wears away, you’ll begin to see more of the underlying dentin, which is more yellow. And that’s something that whitening treatments, which work primarily on removing stains caused by foods and drinks, can’t fix.
How Enamel Is Worn Away
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