Weak Enamel: What You Should Know

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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.

One issue you can watch for is tooth discoloration—namely teeth that are turning yellow. You see, you can often experience tooth discoloration because your enamel is stripped away. If this happens, your dentin, which is yellow in color, will become exposed. However, you may be able to avoid this issue altogether simply by brushing and flossing appropriately.

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 Robert H. Watson Jr. DDS, PA at 704-523-7221. Dr. Robert H. Watson and our team are eager to hear from you.