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.
The first sign you can watch for is yellowing teeth. You see, once your enamel is stripped away, your dentin—which is the soft layer beneath your enamel—becomes exposed. Fortunately, you can usually prevent this issue by caring for your teeth well, which includes brushing and flossing regularly.
However, yellowing teeth isn’t the only sign of weakening enamel. While yellowing teeth is common, teeth that seem transparent can be another sign of weakening enamel. Unfortunately, while you can usually prevent yellowing teeth with good dental hygiene, transparent-looking teeth are often caused by genetics. If you notice this issue, we recommend visiting our team as soon as possible.
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 Texas Teeth at 972-270-2062. Dr. Scharla Collins and our team are eager to hear from you.