Each of your teeth is clad in an outer layer of strong tooth enamel. This durable material relies on dense, microscopic mineral crystals to give your teeth the strength to break down food while also resisting cavities.
If you consume acidic beverages on a frequent basis, or if you fail to brush and floss your teeth effectively, it could gradually start to demineralize your tooth enamel. This can weaken the strength of your teeth and increase your chances of suffering from tooth decay and tooth sensitivity.
At the same time, teeth suffering from demineralized tooth enamel erosion could be at an increased risk of becoming chipped or fractured.
If a tooth is chipped or fractured, a dentist like Dr. William G. Kaylakie might be able to treat the problem by installing a dental filling made from composite resin or amalgam. If the compromised area of tooth enamel is large, our dentist might need to perform a dental crown restoration.
After treating the damaged teeth, Dr. William G. Kaylakie might further recommend administering a fluoride treatment. This will help to bolster the strength of your tooth enamel.
You might want to also apply an increased focus when performing your oral hygiene practices. Improvements in technique and consistency might help maintain strong tooth enamel in the future.
If you live in the Austin, Texas, region, and if you have a damaged tooth, or if you are concerned about the strength of your tooth enamel, you should call 512-831-5887 to seek treatment at William G. Kaylakie DMD.