Weak Enamel: The Signs to Watch For

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You know that it’s important to keep your teeth healthy and strong. You probably know that you should brush twice a day for two minutes at a time and that you should floss daily. Similarly, it’s important for you to keep your enamel, which is the hard protective layer of your teeth, healthy and strong. Fortunately, there are a few signs you can watch for.

The first sign you can watch for is yellowing teeth. You see, once your enamel is stripped away, your dentin—which is the soft layer beneath your enamel—becomes exposed. Fortunately, you can usually prevent this issue by caring for your teeth well, which includes brushing and flossing regularly.

Similarly, you can watch for teeth that look transparent. If you notice this issue, your enamel could have developed improperly. This can be a genetic issue, typically indicating weak or thin enamel. Unfortunately, either of these issues can be fairly serious. If you notice these problem, please visit our team for personalized advice. Finally, please remember to look for rounded teeth and cracks in your smile. You see, rounded teeth are actually a sign of enamel erosion, and cracked teeth can be an indicator of advanced erosion.

Are you interested in the health of your enamel? Would you like to learn more about how you can care for weakened enamel? Are you simply hoping to set up an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Marla Wilson? If so, we invite you to contact Premier Dental Care by giving us a call at 317-787-6625. We’ll be happy to examine your smile and offer you any personalized advice you need. We look forward to hearing from you soon!