06 Jan 17

Tooth enamel is the hardest and most highly mineralised substance in the human body.

It covers the outer layer of each tooth and is mostly made up of mineral, primarily hydroxyapatite.

Enamel plays a very important role in protecting teeth from decay and sensitivity, it is important to protect it from erosion. Enamel forms a strong barrier that shields the dentine layers of teeth from the effects of acids and plaque and protects against sensitivity to hot and cold foods and beverages.

Once lost, tooth enamel cannot be replaced. To protect tooth enamel it is best to limit the intake of damaging sugary foods and acidic beverages. These foodstuffs stick to the teeth surfaces and combine with bacteria in the mouth to produce acids that can dissolve tooth enamel.

It is important to clean teeth regularly and remove these foods before they can cause damage. Regular brushing with #BioMinF toothpaste, provides a long lasting release of fluoride, which can reduce the risk of enamel loss and subsequent tooth decay.