Having too little enamel can leave your mouth at risk for cavities and pain. However, knowing when you don't have enough enamel isn't always easy for the untrained eye. You have a few options.
First, you can go in and see your dentist and they can tell you if you are having issues with your enamel.
Second, you can assume you are and take steps to help boost your enamel either way. Or third, you can look for signs that your mouth needs a bit more enamel on your teeth. If you opt for the third, here are some of the top signs to look for.
Tooth sensitivity is the top sign that your teeth are low on enamel. It can be sensitivity to hot or cold, such as hot soup or even a cold winter breeze. However, it can also be sensitivities to things like sweets or sour flavors.
Most of the time, when you hit the point of sensitivity, you will experience a sharp, quick pain that will go away, but when your enamel is really low, the pain can last for quite some time.
If your teeth are starting to yellow, that can also show you that your teeth need a bit more enamel. This often happens as the enamel is worn down and the dentin below starts to come through.
Visible damage to your teeth can also show you that you are low on how much enamel you have. Dents, cracks, chips, and bumps on your teeth can all come from not having enough enamel. It is the strong substance that protects your teeth, and it needs to be taken care of.
Find out from your dentist how you can boost your enamel. It may be able to be done from a few simple changes in your lifestyle!
Please contact our office if you have any questions about your oral health.