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

Rebuilding: Enamel is made up of complex crystals of calcuim phosphate and organic material. These crystals lose calcium etc as theydemineralize. If the damage isn't too extensive calcuim and phosphate from the saliva is taken and the crystal structure remineralized/repaired. Fluiride, if available, can also be incorporated in this structure making the crystal more resistant to acid attack. ...Read more

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Should tooth cleaning be more than every 6 months if you've been told you have soft enamel?

Should tooth cleaning be more than every 6 months if you've been told you have soft enamel?

Could be?: Hyegiene should be based off of your individual needs. If you have soft enamel and are getting lots of cavities there is more to look at...Ask your dentist why you have soft enamel. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a tooth that has just dentin with no enamel to get extracted if you don't look after it properly?

How long does it take for a tooth that has just dentin with no enamel to get extracted if you don't look after it properly?

????: There is no way to answer that question over the internet, sight unseen, without an x-ray and knowledge of your oral hygiene, eating and drinking habits, etc. See a dentist to discuss your treatment options and how best to maintain a healthy mouth. ...Read more

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I want to know that many researches are claiming that natural tooth will regrow in the future with dentin and enamel. I want to know that is this true?

I want to know that many researches are claiming that natural tooth will regrow in the future with dentin and enamel. I want to know that is this true?

Possible: The future holds mysteries and excitement. Stem cell research is controversial and questionable. The reality from a dental standpoint is, if you have cavities, do not wait! we may never see this research come to fruition in our lifetime.! we can only live in the present and accept the gifts of the future. ...Read more

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Would enamel grow under a capped tooth?

Would enamel grow under a capped tooth?

Enamel growing: No. Enamel is usually done its formation in a tooth when the tooth erupts through the gums into the mouth. There are experiments going on now with stem cells to grow enamel and natural teeth, however, no enamel growth is taking place under a cap, if it did it would push the cap off. ...Read more

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Could you possibly restore tooth enamel?

Could you possibly restore tooth enamel?

Restore enamel?: Minor decalcifications can be remineralized with certain products such as mi paste. There are other products as well. Anything more than that would require dental restorations such as bonded fillings, veneers, inlays\onlays or crowns. There is no current way to actually replace enamel with enamel. Once lost, it is lost! ...Read more

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What should I do to regrow tooth enamel?

Can't do it: Enamel does not regenerate. You can remineralize areas of tooth, but you cannot regrow enamel/. ...Read more

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Why does my tooth enamel appear clear on the edges?

Translucency: Enamel is translucent, and since there is no opaque dentin in that area of the tooth, it appears that it is clear. This is perfectly normal. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can I do to regrow tooth enamel?

Please tell me what can I do to regrow tooth enamel?

Not possible yet: There is nothing available today to regrow lost tooth enamel. For early decalcification, there are some remineralizing products such a mi paste. Lost enamel can be replaced by various restorative methods. Consult with your own dentist for specific evaluation and advise. If your teeth are worn, consider orthodontic consult and\or bruxism appliance. ...Read more

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