The tooth enamel is the densest and toughest layer of the teeth, and it is the part of the tooth that you can see on the surface. While tooth enamel is very strong, it is still susceptible to erosion that may be the result of chemical or physical influences.
Chemical damage to the tooth enamel results from the acid and sugar found in certain foods and beverages. Physical damage can take place if you grind your teeth, chew on objects like pencils, bite your fingernails, or brush your teeth too hard. This type of damage generally occurs unevenly, as it only affects the tooth surfaces exposed to hard or abrasive objects.
To understand the condition of your tooth enamel and learn how to keep your teeth strong and healthy, visit the office of Dr. Kenn Kakosian, D.D.S., P.C. by making an appointment at (212) 661-9777. We provide general and cosmetic services in Midtown Manhattan.