When you think of the strongest substance in your body you might guess one of your bones, perhaps the tibia. The actual strongest substance in the body is your tooth enamel, which is the outer covering of your teeth. Your tooth enamel is even stronger than your bones and is designed to protect the inside of your tooth. Although your tooth enamel is strong and can withstand you chewing multiple times each day, it is not indestructible and can become damaged. Read on to learn more about what can damage your enamel.
Summer is here, and we are feeling the heat! Have you been avoiding cold treats and drinks this summer because they bother your teeth? If extremely cold temperatures touching your teeth make your cringe, you are experiencing one of the common symptoms of tooth sensitivity. You may also experience tooth sensitivity when drinking something hot, brushing your teeth, or flossing them. While many of us experience this sensation from time to time, it should not be happening frequently. Continue reading to learn what tooth sensitivity could be telling you about your oral health.