Signs Your Tooth Enamel May Be Eroding

Your tooth enamel is the hardest substance in your body, containing 96% minerals. It cannot be regenerated once it is lost, which is why it is crucial that you do your best to protect it. When it wears away, your teeth become more vulnerable to cavities, chips, and cracks.

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Here are the top signs that your enamel may be eroding:

Your Teeth are Yellowing

  • Dentin (a dense, hard, and bony tissue) is found under your enamel and has a natural yellowish colour. That said, if your teeth are appearing more yellow, it may be because you have less enamel and the dentin is then able to show through more easily.

You Have Dents on Your Teeth

  • Referred to as “cupping”, you may start to notice indentations on your teeth.

Your Teeth are Sensitive

  • If your teeth are extra sensitive to very cold or very hot or if you feel a quick jolt of pain when you eat very sugary foods.

You Notice Cracks or Chips in Your Teeth

  • Are you noticing tiny cracks or chips in your teeth? Weaker teeth means your teeth are becoming less defensive against biting and chewing.

If you notice any of these signs, please see your dentist as soon as possible so that you can prevent the erosion from worsening.

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