What is Tooth Enamel?
Tooth enamel is the hard outer surface layer of your teeth that serves to protect against tooth decay. In fact, tooth enamel is considered the hardest mineral substance in your body, even stronger than bone. In spite of its strength, everyday acids that develop from certain foods and drinks, particularly those that are sweet or contain starch, can put your enamel at risk. Acids can attack and soften the tooth surface. Plaque bacteria produce acids that can weaken and destroy the enamel. And once your enamel is gone, it can be gone for good.
You can shield your teeth against acid attacks that can lead to enamel loss by using Crest Pro-Health Advanced Gum Protection Toothpaste. Add Crest Pro Health Advanced Mouthwash to protect against cavities in hard to reach places and brush at least twice a day with a toothbrush that’s gentle on tooth enamel, such as the Oral‑B Genius Pro 8000.
How To Protect Against Enamel Loss and Acid Erosion
Everyday acids that develop from certain foods and drinks can put your enamel at risk. This acid scale shows the level of acidity in some everyday foods and drinks that can erode your enamel. Help keep your teeth safe from the enamel danger zone and keep them strong with Crest Pro-Health Advanced toothpaste.
- Use fluoride toothpaste: Use toothpaste that contains fluoride, such as Crest Pro-Health products. Numerous scientific studies over the past 50 years have proven the benefit of fluoride to strengthen and protect your tooth enamel against acid attack. Crest Pro-Health products contain therapeutic stannous fluoride, an ingredient proven to fight acid-causing bacteria, and also strengthen and protect the tooth enamel against daily acid attack.
- Use a fluoride mouthwash: By adding mouthwash to your oral care routine that contains fluoride, you protect against cavities in hard-to-reach areas.
- Brush and floss regularly: Dentists recommend tooth brushing at least twice a day, along with daily flossing, to help promote oral health. Try using the Oral-B Genius Pro 8000, which has soft, end-rounded bristles that are tough on plaque but gentle on enamel.
Can You Repair Weakened Tooth Enamel?
Although tooth enamel cannot be rebuilt, you can prevent enamel loss from acid erosion with Crest Pro-Health Advanced. Crest Pro-Health’s Active Strength™ technology strengthens teeth on both inside and outside. In fact, Crest Pro-Health Advanced toothpaste provides better protection than Colgate Total in five areas dentists check. It’s superior at fighting gingivitis, plaque, tartar, sensitivity, and enamel erosion.* And you can rinse with Crest Pro-Health Advanced mouthwash to protect against cavities in hard to reach places.
Crest Pro-Health Advanced toothpaste helps prevent enamel loss and strengthens teeth. It contains active stannous fluoride, which binds to and strengthens enamel to create a micro-thin shield against acid attack. It also contains finer ActivClean Crystals™ for a smoother brushing experience, and modified Dual Silica Technology for gentle cleaning.
*Acids in everyday foods can soften and thin enamel leaving teeth less white, weaker and sensitive.