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You know that it’s important to keep your teeth healthy and strong. You probably know that you should brush twice a day for two minutes at a time and that you should floss daily. Similarly, it’s important for you to keep your enamel, which is the hard protective layer of your teeth, healthy and strong. Fortunately, there are a few signs you can watch for.

The first sign you can watch for is yellowing teeth. You see, once your enamel is stripped away, your dentin—which is the soft layer beneath your enamel—becomes exposed. Fortunately, you can usually prevent this issue by caring for your teeth well, which includes brushing and flossing regularly.

Similarly, you can watch for teeth that look transparent. If you notice this issue, your enamel could have developed improperly. This can be a genetic issue, typically indicating weak or thin enamel. Unfortunately, either of these issues can be fairly serious. If you notice these problem, please visit our team for personalized advice.

There are a few other things you can consider searching for. For instance, aside from yellowing teeth, you may be able to recognize weakening enamel if your smile has small cracks in it. Similarly, rounded teeth could be an indicator of more advanced enamel erosion. If you’re worried about your enamel, or are simply interested in scheduling an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Mark DeVuyst, we invite you to contact Dentist 4 Life - Mark DeVuyst DDS, PC at 586-416-1625.