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The best thing you can you do to prevent cavities is to make sure that your enamel is in the best possible shape. It’s a vitally important part of your oral health, and without good enamel, you greatly increase your opportunities for getting cavities.

To help avoid cavities and other forms of tooth decay, let’s take a few moments to examine why enamel is so important, what it is, and what you can do to help improve the enamel in your mouth.

What is enamel?

Enamel is the outermost layer on your teeth, and it’s actually the hardest substance in your entire body. It protects the dentin and other inner layers of your teeth. It’s part of what gives your teeth their strength and ability to chew tough food.

Why is important?

Enamel is important because it’s the first line of defense against tooth decay. If you consistently eat a diet that is harmful to your enamel (food and drink high in acid, for example) then you’re automatically opening yourself to the possibility of more cavities in your mouth.

How do I help it?

The best thing you can to do ensure that you have enough enamel is to brush, floss, and use mouthwash regularly. This will ensure your enamel is in tip-top shape and improve your first line of defense against cavities.

If you have other questions about your enamel, or you simply need more help making sure that you’re doing the right things to keep it up, call us today at 815-344-6811.