Tooth enamel is the hard outer shell on the surface of your tooth that protects the softer inner tooth material known as dentin. The primary materials in enamel are calcium and phosphorus (calcium phosphate), which bond with water and amelogenin (protein) to form a crystalline material called hydroxyapatite. It’s not too different from the pearlescent… Continue reading How Do You Repair Thinning Tooth Enamel?
Walk into a retailer to shop for toothpaste, and you’ll see shelves and shelves of options. Despite the choices, there are only five main types of toothpaste. Children’s Toothpaste Fluoride Toothpaste Sensitivity Toothpaste Tartar Control Toothpaste Tooth Whitening Toothpaste Within those five categories are dozens of other options. It can make shopping for toothpaste challenging.… Continue reading What Should You Look for in a Toothpaste?
Dental veneers are dental prosthetics designed to form a shell over a tooth or teeth that are chipped, discolored, fractured, or worn. Some people have gaps that braces cannot correct, and a veneer can help close the gap. They can also be used to make the teeth symmetrical. Statistics are clear that how your teeth… Continue reading How Dental Veneers Can Improve Your Quality of Life
Let’s talk about dental erosion. When the enamel on your teeth loses mineral content and softens, it reveals the dentine. Think of dentine as a shell that protects a tooth’s pulp, which is where the blood vessels and nerves are found. When the dentine is exposed, you may find that a tooth is more sensitive… Continue reading What Are The Best Supplements For My Teeth?