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Your tooth enamel is the white outer shell of your teeth. It’s quite strong. In fact, it is even considered to be the hardest mineral substance in your body. This shell protects your teeth and helps you perform everyday tasks. To help you know a little more about tooth enamel in Sarasota, Florida, our dentist, Dr. Borys Averbukh, is happy to give you some facts.

Fact No. 1: You need to care for your tooth enamel by brushing twice a day, flossing and rinsing daily, and attending your dental checkups every six months. These things can help you prevent plaque buildup and cavities.

Fact No. 2: Although your tooth enamel is strong, it is still vulnerable to dental issues, especially enamel erosion. This problem occurs when you expose your tooth enamel to acid frequently. The acid attacks the enamel and weakens it.

Fact No. 3: Your tooth enamel can be stained, but it can also be whitened. This means if your enamel is discolored, you can achieve your white, pristine enamel once again with an over-the-counter or professional whitening treatment.

If you have any questions about tooth enamel, don’t be afraid to contact Sterling Dental at 941-926-9888. Our dental team is happy to help you, even if it’s just by giving you the answers you need, so don’t be afraid to contact us!