What Causes Tooth Enamel Damage? Enamel is kind of like the shell of an egg: it protects the softer, more vulnerable part of the tooth inside. But unlike an eggshell, the thin layer of enamel is tough. In fact, enamel is the hardest substance in the body. It can withstand decades of biting, chewing and…

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What Causes Tooth Enamel Damage? Another cause of tooth enamel damage is bruxism — or teeth-grinding. Over time, the constant clenching and friction can wear down or fracture the enamel. In this slide, teeth grinding has ground down the upper and lower front teeth. Bruxism is often worst when you sleep — that’s when you…

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Opening bottle caps or plastic packaging with your teeth may be convenient, but this is one habit that makes dentists cringe. Using your teeth as tools can cause them to crack or chip. Instead, keep scissors and bottle openers handy. Bottom line, your teeth should only be used for eating.   Above article from: webmd.com/oral-health…

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It’s never too early to protect teeth. Giving a baby a bedtime bottle of juice, milk, or formula, can put new teeth on a path to decay. The baby may become used to falling asleep with the bottle in his or her mouth, bathing the teeth in sugars overnight. It’s best to keep bottles out…

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