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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Holtzman
38 years experience in Dentistry
Strengthen enamel: Enamel erosion is the result of acids- from your diet or from your intestinal system ( gastroesophageal reflux)- wearing away the enamel on the tooths ... Read More

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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience in Dentistry
Easily seen: If it is severe wear, you should be able to see the wear yourself. In the earlier stages a dentist can easily determine any enamel wear from any devia ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Beck
10 years experience in Dentistry
Outer part of tooth: Enamel is the outer layer of the tooth composed of a crystalline structure called hydroxyapatite. Enamel is the part of the tooth you see in the mouth ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Tooth enamel: Yes - once enamel is gone, it is gone.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
8 years experience in Dentistry
Potential for decay: Without enamel protection, the less calcified dentin is exposed which is more susceptible to decay , acid erosion, and sensitivity.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
18 years experience in Prosthodontics
Tooth is worn: If your enamel is gone, then this means that the tooth is worn and only the underlying dentin structure is left.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Reinitz
38 years experience in Prosthodontics
Yes: However, in order to replace missing tooth structure you need to have a dentist do that with materials like composites (filling material) or porcelain ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience in Dentistry
Can't do this: Unfortunately you can't. Once enamel is gone whether from decay, wear, erosion, fracture, it is gone and the only way to rebuild it is with a restora ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dabney
40 years experience in Orthodontics
Enamel wear: I have never seen that happen and I have been in practice almost 30 years(assuming you are not chewing on the metal trying to destroy your teeth).
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Lavigne
43 years experience in Dentistry
Yes never: enamel is only formed from the tooth bud prior to eruption. In the future if we learn through stem cell research how Beavers grow more enamel or Sh ... Read More

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