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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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I have bulimia question: tooth enamel loss, what to do?

I have bulimia question: tooth enamel loss, what to do?

Bulimia : The acids from vomiting are eroding your teeth and will continue to do this as long as you are bulimic. Get help asap. It is difficult but you are worth it. Your teeth can be fixed once you are in control. Good luck. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the best treatment for tooth enamel loss?

Help please? What is the best treatment for tooth enamel loss?

Enamel loss: See a dentist to determine the cause of the enamel loss as well as the available treatment options. There is no one "best treatment" for what you describe. ...Read more

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What's tooth enamel erosion from?

What's tooth enamel erosion from?

From acids : Enamel erosion is from acids in the mouth. These acids can be from foods and beverages ( such as sodas, lemons, candies) or from the intestinal system ( such as acid reflux). ...Read more

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What do you recommend for tooth whitening if enamel erosion?

What do you recommend for tooth whitening if enamel erosion?

Veneers: Dentin is the tooth structure below enamel, and it is yellowish in color. Thin/eroded enamel may allow more dentin to show through. If this is the case with your teeth, conventional whitening methods may be ineffective. You may need something to "mask" out the dentin showing through the translucent enamel, like porcelain veneers. ...Read more

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If enamel erosion on eye teeth can I fix this with tooth contouring?

No: I would see your dentist to have bonding done on this tooth. You have already lost enamel on your tooth so contouring will only remove more.. The better choice is using composite to re-establish the contours of the tooth. ...Read more

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I am a mouth breather at night while i sleep.Can my mouth breathing at night be causing my tooth enamel erosion and if it is, what can I do to stop it?

No: Dental erosion is not generally caused by mouth breathing. If you have teeth erosion, contact your dentist to find out the cause and how to prevent it. It could be your diet, frequency of food intake, gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd), etc. You and your dentist should be looking into ways to strengthen your enamel. ...Read more

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What can I do about enamel erosion on my teeth?

Dental consult: There are ways to prevent erosions and to treat them if you have them. The treatment would be dependent upon the cause, the extent, the location, your caries susceptibility, your oral hygiene and the degree of sensitivity of those teeth. There is insufficient room to discuss these factors on this website. Your dentist can examine you and discuss these issues with you. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the signs of enamel erosion on teeth?

I was wondering what are the signs of enamel erosion on teeth?

Acid: Wearing away of teeth structure usually caused by acid and bacteria is primarily a typical sign of erosion not just of enamel but of dentin as well. People suffering from gerd commonly get cavities on the cervical or neck part of the teeth where enamel is thinner. ...Read more

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What is used to mitigate enamel erosion caused by bulimia?

What is used to mitigate enamel erosion caused by bulimia?

Baking soda: After vomiting rinsing your mouth with baking soda in water can balance the acid from your stomach acid that erodes the enamil. Bewst to work on not vomiting. Work on making sure you do not get starving by eating protein(really a "balanced meal/snack) on a regular basis 3 meals and 2 snacks. ...Read more

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I wish to eat lemons how can I protect teeth enamel?

I wish to eat lemons how can I protect teeth enamel?

Best .....: Better that you do not have a habit of eating lemons. Over time it will destroy your teeth regardless of how you try to protect them. It's like saying that you suck lollipops all day long and want to know how to protect your teeth. Better to change a bad habit rather than trying to minimize damage. Eating lemons nor sucking lollipops all the time is not essential to a healthy life style. ...Read more

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What do I need to do to stop enamel erosion and strengthen enamel?

Diet/brushing change: The usual causes of enamel erosion are excessive use of acidic food and drink and improper brushing technique.contact me for an inbox consult at health tap.com/douglasdds for more specific suggestions. ...Read more

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Is it possible for correcting an overbite to help enamel erosion?

Anterior guidance: Properly positioned anterior teeth act to guide your back teeth apart during function, protecting the back teeth from excessive wear. If your teeth don't fit right, they don't work right, and they don't look right. Best solution, see a fully qualified Orthodontic Specialist to have your teeth properly positioned. Any other solution is a compromise. ...Read more

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Was wondering if i brush my teeth with lemon or lime, will that destroy my enamel?

Yes: Brushing your teeth with any acidic liqueds or agents we'll soften your teeth enamel making much easier to get decayed and destroyed ...Read more

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Is bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) of soda and lemon bad for your teeth enamel?

Is bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) of soda and lemon bad for your teeth enamel?

No and yes: The use of bicarbonates (sodium bicarbonate) to brush your teeth or to rinse your mouth are in fact good for your teeth enamel. Buffering acids that accumulate against the teeth reduces demineralization of enamel. On the other hand, the acids in lemon are weak acids that in prolonged use, as in sucking lemons frequently leads to demineralization of enamel. This is also seen in swirling coke and pepsi. ...Read more

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I brushed my teeth once with al lemon jice for 30 sec i know it can harm enamel but can my enamel be affected from this single use .I'm vey worried?

I brushed my teeth once with al lemon jice for 30 sec i know it can harm enamel but can my enamel be affected from this single use .I'm vey worried?

No. You: Should be fine assuming you are in good dental health otherwise. Repeated usage will definitely cause severe problems. If you are experiencing sensitivity use a toothpaste like sensodyne pro enamel. Brush, spit out but don't rinse for at least 30 minutes. Make sure you are being seen by a dentist for regular check ups. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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If you drink lemon water but brush your teeth or rinse your mouth after drinking it will enamel be ok or no?

If you drink lemon water but brush your teeth or rinse your mouth after drinking it will enamel be ok or no?

Enamel and lemon H2O: I think it is very unlikely that lemon water will affect your enamel if you wash off the residue right afterwards. ...Read more

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Used tooth whitening paste for 2 wks (stopped now). Front teeth have been sensitive for last few days. Could those couple of days cause loss of enamel?

Used tooth whitening paste for 2 wks (stopped now). Front teeth have been sensitive for last few days. Could those couple of days cause loss of enamel?

Toothpaste: Whitening toothpastes are usually a bit more abrasive than other toothpastes. You did the right thing by discontinuing use when your teeth became sensitive as you may be sensitive to one or more of the ingredients. Ask your Dentist to advise you as to best dentifrice for you, and best whitening regimen. ...Read more

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