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Weak Enamel: The Facts

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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.

For instance, if your tooth enamel is damaged, your dentin could become exposed. You see, while your enamel is the hard outer layer of your teeth, your dentin is a soft layer beneath. Typically, you’ll be able to recognize this problem because your teeth become yellow. Luckily, you should be able to prevent this problem if you simply care for your teeth well—meaning brushing, flossing, and visiting our dentist 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. If you are interested in learning more, please feel free to contact E. John Moreno, DMD at 949-487-9220. Dr. John Moreno and our team are eager to hear from you.