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Doctor insights on: Enamel Strengthener

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What should I do for enamel errosion?

What should I do for enamel errosion?

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 surface. Fluoride in gels, rinses and toothpaste and mi paste may be helpful to strengthen the enamel and make it more resilient to the acid attacks. ...Read more

Enamel (Definition)

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. It is the hardest part of the human body when ...Read more


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How do you know when your enamels wearing off?

How do you know when your enamels wearing off?

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 deviation from normal tooth anatomy such as wear facets. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: enamel?

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. It is the hardest part of the human body when in a non-carious state. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens when enamel is gone?

Could you tell me what happens when enamel is gone?

Potential for decay: Without enamel protection, the less calcified dentin is exposed which is more susceptible to decay , acid erosion, and sensitivity. ...Read more

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What does it mean that my enamel is completely gone?

Protective layer: The enamel is the protective layer of your tooth, either through chemical erosion or physical trauma or a developmental problem yours is gone. The dentin is the next layer of tooth which is generally very sensitive, you get inside the dentin and you have your nerve. Dentin decays much faster than enamel, he or she probably wants to crown your tooth if it is indeed restorable. ...Read more

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Is it impossible to replace your enamel if it's gone?

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 but missing tooth can be replaced however it does not always have to be. This depends on your cosmetic and functional needs. A dentist examining you can better address what your needs are. ...Read more

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Is there a way to rebuild enamel?

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 restoration: filling or crown. Fluorides and mi paste will help strengthen and reverse very small enamel lesions. ...Read more

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Do metal retainers wear away enamel?

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). ...Read more