Tooth enamel coats your teeth to provide a strong layer of protection against tooth decay and other health risks. However, if it is affected by bacteria, acids or time, tooth enamel can wear away, and it doesn’t come back. As an act of self-protection, the tooth enamel remineralizes itself every day to regain mineral density, and you can help.
It’s important to understand the purpose of remineralization and which dental resources can help you protect your tooth enamel.
The saliva in your mouth acts as a natural resource to aid the tooth enamel by delivering minerals to the teeth and washing away any bacteria or food bits that try to attach to the teeth and cause tooth decay.
You can take steps to protect your tooth enamel every day by thoroughly brushing and flossing your teeth. We encourage you to choose dental products designed for tooth enamel, which contain important substances such as calcium and fluoride to increase the mineral density in the tooth enamel and help it remineralize faster.
Our dentist and team can also provide professional fluoride treatment at the end of a dental checkup to protect weak tooth enamel. To learn more about tooth enamel in Colorado Springs, Colorado, contact Pollary Family Dentistry at 719-591-0750 today for a visit with Dr. Kenneth Pollary and our team.