We’re all familiar with the best ways to protect our teeth, right? Especially as adults, why would we need a reminder about our oral health habits?
Well, the sad truth is that many people actually don’t know what one of the most important oral health habits is, and without this particular habit in your arsenal it’s almost a lock that you’ll have some sort of issue with tooth decay in the future.
So to stop that, let’s see what Dr. Michael Spencer here at Riverside Dental in Jacksonville, Florida, recommends you do.
What is enamel?
Enamel is the outermost layer of our teeth, and it’s also the hardest substance in the human body. It forms a shield between the outer layer of your teeth and the dentin and pulp – the living parts of your teeth – protecting them from all sorts of infections, decay, and other problems.
Up close, enamel looks like a bunch of tiny crystals dotting the surface of your tooth. Just like you wouldn’t want to lose a real valuable crystal, you don’t want to lose your enamel.
How do I protect it?
Luckily, protecting your enamel is a simple, easy thing to do. All you need is a dedicated, thorough oral health routine and your enamel will almost always be in tip-top shape. Using toothpaste with fluoride – a natural substance that promotes enamel restoration – and cutting back on soda and other acidic drinks will keep your enamel hard and infection-free.