Tooth enamel is the hard, shiny layer that covers your tooth. When you have weak tooth enamel you no longer have protection from temperatures or decay.
You may also develop cavities or other serious dental issues, which is why you should bring this to our attention as soon as you notice it. There are several signs that will let you know when your enamel is growing weak.
When you notice a yellow tinge to your teeth this is a possible sign that your enamel is weak. This happens because when your enamel is stripped away the dentin becomes exposed. Dentin is a soft layer of your tooth.
Having a Transparent Look to Your Teeth
When your teeth are transparent or translucent looking, your enamel is improperly developed. This means that it's either thin or weak due to improper mineralization. Your teeth will suffer here because they aren't healthy.
When your teeth have rounded edges, your enamel is either weak or eroding. You'll notice this because the edges of your teeth will look like they're worn down. You may also have some cracks or rough edges here.
Speaking of cracks, when you have cracks around the edges of your tooth it's usually a sign that you're suffering from an advanced form of enamel erosion. Obviously, this is different from when you had an accident. These cracks are smaller and appear for no known reason – as if they simply showed up there one day.
When you notice any of these things, please call our office and make an appointment during which you can bring these issues to our attention. Of course, we'll also check your enamel during your routine dental checkups and cleanings. So, if you don't have an appointment for this, make sure you call and schedule one today.
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