Tooth enamel loss puts your teeth at increased risk for tooth decay. Some tooth enamel loss occurs naturally with age. But you can help prevent harmful tooth enamel loss by following a regular oral care routine of twice-daily toothbrushing and daily flossing. (1)
Symptoms of Tooth Enamel Loss
Tooth enamel loss is not always obvious, but some possible signs of damage to the tooth enamel include:
- Shape and Color: If your teeth look yellow or especially shiny, you may be experiencing tooth enamel loss.
- Sensitivity: Increased sensitivity to hot, cold, or sweet foods may be an early sign of tooth enamel loss. Later stages of tooth enamel loss can cause more extreme sensitivity.
- Roughness: If your teeth are becoming rough around the edges, you may be experiencing early stages of tooth enamel loss. In addition, indentations on the surface of the teeth can indicate tooth enamel loss.(1)