You may have heard at least once about tooth enamel erosion or dental erosion. Tooth erosion occurs when acid wears away the tooth enamel, which is the thin outer layered covering the tooth. The enamel is very tough, it is the hardest tissue in the human body, but once it is gone, this portion does not regenerate. Soit is an irreversible process. This is because the enamel does not contain living cells so the body can’t repair chipped or cracked enamel. The calcium that is in saliva will help neutralize the acid in the food you eat and protect your tooth enamel from erosion. But if you consume a lot of acidic drinks or foods, the calcium in your saliva may not be enough. Your teeth will be affected by decay and other oral health problems.
Enamel helps protect your teeth from daily use such as crunching, grinding, chewing. It also protects the teeth from painful temperatures or chemicals.
Causes of tooth enamel erosion
Dental erosion will result in teeth sensitivity at different textures and temperatures, discoloration (your teeth may appear more yellow because more of the dentin is exposed), cracks and chips.
Can we protect our teeth from enamel erosion? Of course we can.