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How Does Enamel Loss Happen

Abstract: Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in human body and enamel loss mainly results from high degree of de-mineralization. Then what is enamel loss?

What is enamel loss? As a matter of fact, it is not very difficult to explain this term. Enamel loss refers to one type of dental problem. To be more specific, enamel is a kind of dental issue of the tooth. The healthy tooth enamel is visible and supported by the dentin under it. Generally speaking, tooth enamel is the hardest substance in human body and is comprised of more than ninety percent of minerals. Owing to the high degree of mineralization of the tooth enamel, a demineralization process commonly known as cavities is likely to happen, which is why shanghai dental pays much attention to their patients’ tooth enamel. In fact, as long as you understand how to recognize the loss of tooth enamel, you can do it without the help of shanghai dental.

If you are having the loss of tooth enamel, you may notice that your tooth has become increasingly sensitive in recent days. For example, when you are having cold drinks with your friends, you may have tooth ache from time to time. As a matter of fact, tooth enamel serves as a protective wall against erosion of various kinds. Therefore when the protective wall is damaged or even lost, both heat and cold can be transmitted through the dentin to the nerve of the tooth in an easy manner. What is more, apart from seeking help from shanghai dental, you may check your teeth to see if there are any receding gums. In general, tooth enamel can be eroded by improper brushing or gum disease. As a result, the gums will recede slowly and gradually. For instance, if you brush your teeth excessively, you may find V-shaped notches near the gum line, which is an indication of tooth enamel loss. Another example in case is the overuse of a toothpick, especially among the elder, which may lead to notches of eroded enamel between the teeth.

In addition, shanghai dental suggests that if you suspect you have suffered from tooth enamel loss, you may look for chipped fractured teeth which may contribute to the complete exposure of the dentin. Shanghai dental has found out that chronic teeth clenching or grinding may lead to the grinding surface of the molars to be flat. What is more, those who with a tooth problem may also review their eating habits, especially for sugar consumption. This is because exposure of the teeth to sugar can produce an acid that may erode the tooth enamel, which has been proved to be the most common cause of tooth enamel loss. Last but not least, if you are not sure about your dental problem, go to the shanghai dental to get a through dental exam. Professional dentists can detect soft spots in the tooth enamel by probing the teeth with special instruments.

Plublish Date: 2014-06-03

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