Did you know that the thin outer layer of your teeth, the enamel, is the hardest substance in the human body? But enamel is still susceptible to damage and loss. Once it’s gone, enamel can’t re-form, so we need to protect our enamel for the life of our teeth.
Teeth damaged as a result of acids is unfortunately a growing trend and seen more frequently in younger and younger patients.
The damage can lead to tooth sensitivity and decay as acid erodes the structure of the teeth. Enamel erodes at a slower rate than dentine and this causes a characteristic worn appearance. Unfortunately, if we clench or grind our teeth the rate of wear increases. (more…)