Each tooth is surrounded by a hard outer shell that over time erodes, cracks under pressure, or can be damaged if rammed against other hard objects. This translucent casing is called your enamel and it protects the soft, white core of your tooth where all the nerve endings and “meat” of your tooth is.
The enamel wears down and gets chipped from constant use, making the casing less protective.
Enamel is not regenerative, so once you crack or break it, the only option is to have a crown or filling put in to recreate that protection and keep your teeth safe.
It’s best to keep your enamel as healthy as possible for as long as possible. Don’t forget to brush your teeth with a fluoride toothpaste!
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