Tooth enamel protects your teeth from chewing, biting, crunching, and grinding. Although enamel is a hard protector of teeth, it can chip and crack.
While enamel damage can be prevented, enamel cannot be built back. However, there are ways to protect and strengthen your child’s tooth enamel against daily wear and tear.
The process of tooth enamel breaking down is called enamel erosion. It can be caused by several things, including:
If your child experiences any of the following, it could be a sign that tooth enamel is breaking down:
To strengthen weak spots in a child’s teeth, the first step is to avoid the behaviors that break down enamel.
Children should limit the amount of snacking, soda, juices, and chewable medicines they intake. In addition, your child should see a dentist every six months for a regular checkup.
When your children need to see a dentist, bring them to Kool Smiles. We have over 120 locations across the U.S., and each one focuses on providing quality care to kids. We accept Medicaid, TRICARE, and SCHIP at all of our locations to make sure dental care is affordable.
Our waiting rooms have toys and games to keep your child entertained. Most of our offices even have a playground, so kids can relax while they wait for their appointment.
Whether your children need help with damaged tooth enamel, or they’re simply in need of a routine cleaning, Kool Smiles can help. Contact us today for more information, or find your local Kool Smiles to make an appointment.
Web MD: http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/tooth-enamel-erosion-restoration
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