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The extremely strong substance that covers your teeth is called tooth enamel, and it is one of the strongest substances in your body. However, tooth enamel can be affected by bacteria and acids, which can cause it to disappear permanently if it’s worn away. Thankfully, tooth enamel is very good at strengthening itself by undergoing a daily process called remineralization that restores its mineral density.

We invite you to learn more about remineralization and how you can help your tooth enamel stay strong with the right dental resources.

Your mouth produces a flow of saliva that aids in remineralizing the teeth. It is rich in minerals that strengthen tooth enamel and flushes out deposits of food bits and bacteria so that they can’t latch onto the surface of the teeth and attack the enamel.

It’s important to take good care of your smile every day through brushing and flossing, and you can further protect your teeth with the dental products you choose. Many products contain helpful substances such as calcium, amorphous calcium phosphate, casein phosphopeptide and fluoride. These are used to support the tooth enamel with more minerals and aid in the process of remineralization.

If you struggle with weak tooth enamel, our dentist may recommend that you receive professional fluoride treatment at your next dental checkup. Contact Mark L. Pitel, DMD, PC at 845-454-0790 today if you have further questions for Dr. Mark L. Pitel and our team about enhancing the quality of your tooth enamel in Poughkeepsie, New York.