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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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What can be done to whiten damaged tooth enamel?

What can be done to whiten damaged tooth enamel?

Depends: What is it damaged from? If theres decay, you need restorative work. If its staining, then whiten with hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. If theres broken teeth, reconstruction may be necessary. Best get an evaluation done to determine the cause. Then treatment can be recommended. ...Read more

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Is it possible that tooth enamel cause a cavity?

Is it possible that tooth enamel cause a cavity?

No: A cavity requires the destruction of tooth enamel. Enamel can't destroy itself. Cavities are caused by bacteria in your mouth that breakdown sugar, and also by constant exposure to acidic food and beverages. ...Read more

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How can you tell if your tooth enamel is weakening?

How can you tell if your tooth enamel is weakening?

White spots: One of the first signs of weakening of enamel occurs a white spot lesions as in the post picture. This is sign of enamel demineralization usually related to poor brushing habits, frequent snacking and drinking acidic, sugary drinks such as soda. Eventually the enamel breaks down and you then see cavitations or holes which is a cavity. ...Read more

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Can you strengthen thin, weak tooth enamel, and make it stronger?

Can you strengthen thin, weak tooth enamel, and make it stronger?

No: If your enamel is thin it is likely due to problems like grinding, trauma, bulimia (acids from the stomach erode tooth enamel). Once tooth structure is lost it can be replaced but only by a dentist. If this an area of concern to you see your dentist and ask him or her what you can do. ...Read more

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What does the process of "remineralization" of tooth enamel consist of?

What does the process of "remineralization" of tooth enamel consist of?

Replacing minerals: When acid and bacteria react to form an acid, the acid will leach minerls out of the tooth structure. Remineralizaion is the replacing of the lost minerals with menerals found in your saliva. ...Read more

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What does the process of "remineralization" of tooth enamel consist of?

What  does the process of "remineralization" of tooth enamel consist of?

Rebuilding: Demineralization is when a tooth has lost its minerals (calcium, phosphorus) and is weakened. Remineralization is when it gains it back and is restrengthened. The enamel can also trade a Fluoride atom for an oh- molecule and become even stronger than it was before. Thats why they put Fluoride in the water and in toothpaste -- sometimes a dentist may also refer to this as remineralization. ...Read more

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Tooth contouring and reshaping. Does that mean my enamel gets sanded away?

Tooth contouring and reshaping.  Does that mean my enamel gets sanded away?

Basically, Yes.: Both of these procedures change the shapes of your teeth by gently removing a little of the enamel and then polishing those areas. This can result in a dramatic improvement in your smile. Over a lifetime, this enamel is going to be lost to "normal" wear & tear anyway, slowly over the years, so removing it a bit ahead of schedule does no real harm. Just be conservative and take only what you need. ...Read more

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