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Your teeth’s enamel may be tough, but your teeth still need your help to protect them from erosion. Read on to learn more. What is tooth enamel? Enamel is the white looking outer covering of the tooth crown. This protective shell is the hardest tissue in the human body. What does tooth enamel do? Tooth enamel protects your teeth from daily wear and tear. It also protects teeth from sensitivity to heat and cold. And, although this tissue is tough, it can chip or crack. Unfortunately, enamel can only remineralize to a certain degree, so it’s important to protect it....

Dental emergencies can happen at any time. Oral injuries can be painful and should be treated by your dentist as soon as possible. Learn more about what to do during a dental emergency. What are dental emergencies and how can I avoid them? A dental emergency is when your tooth breaks, cracks, becomes loose, or is knocked out completely. Sometimes, a dental crown can come off your tooth, or your lips, gums, or cheeks can be cut. Some emergencies can be avoided if you take simple precautions, such as wearing a mouthguard while you’re playing sports and avoiding hard foods....

Flossing is an integral part of your oral health regimen; however, many people don’t spend enough time flossing their teeth, or they don’t floss at all. By flossing just once a day, you can decrease your risk of gum disease and increase your chances of maintaining good oral health throughout your lifetime. Why should I floss? Brushing cleans the tops and sides of your teeth, but flossing cleans in between them where your toothbrush can’t reach. Dental floss removes plaque and debris that adhere to teeth and gums; it also helps to polish tooth surfaces and control bad breath. How....