Before learning how to protect your teeth enamel we need to learn what it is.
As described in pronamel.us “Tooth enamel is the visible, outermost covering of your teeth. The color of healthy enamel varies from light yellow to a gray or blue-like white. It’s the hardest substance in the human body and contains a high percentage of minerals. These minerals provide enamel with the strength it needs to protect the teeth and help keep them looking bright and white”.
In other words, in order to protect your teeth you need to start protecting the enamel. If you protect your kids’ teeth enamel they will be less likely to have teeth miseries, such as chipped or cracked teeth, stains, and more.
Some of the things that you and your little ones should be avoiding to protect their enamel are the following:
Avoid eating sticky food, at least limit it as much as you can. We know that it is hard to follow certain eating guidelines, but keep in mind that sticky foods such as gummies, dried fruit, etc. can break your teeth.
Chewing hard food are also things that your little ones should avoid eating, such as bone-ribs, hard candy, etc.
Grinding Teeth is something that your kids’ might not be able to stop doing on their own, so definitely consult your kid’s dentist on how to help.
Grinding teeth can cause headaches, tooth damage, and gum recession. An appliance can protect your enamel.
Playing sports without a mouthguard is not the best choice. Kids in sports are at a major risk of damaging their teeth.
Custom-fitted mouthguards from your dentist are more comfortable than the boil-and-bite type.