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It seems that a lot of the dental industry places a big emphasis on protecting your enamel. But what exactly is it, and why does it matter so much?

Well, there are many reasons that should be concerned about the health of your enamel, and you also need to understand why it’s so important. To answer those questions, let’s see what Dr. Jorge Pinera recommends you understand about enamel.

What is it?

Enamel is the hardest substance found in the human body, and it forms the outermost layer of your teeth. It’s responsible for protecting your teeth from cracks, chips, and most importantly, protecting the pulp (the living bundle of nerves and blood vessels inside each tooth).

Why does it matter?

Without enamel, your teeth would wear away fairly quickly. It keeps your teeth in good working order, keeps them healthy, and enables them to last as long as possible. It also prevents against tooth decay and cavities.

Should I worry about mine?

If you practice regular, good oral health habits, then your enamel is likely in great shape. However, if you don’t, you should probably contact Dr. Jorge Pinera as soon as possible to schedule a consultation appointment.

Supplements such as fluoride, and toothpaste with an ADA seal that’s guaranteed to protect and strengthen enamel, are just a few of the ways you can help your enamel on your own. For more information, call us today at 281-531-1000 to schedule a consultation appointment.