How Do You Repair Damaged Enamel?

Drink more water throughout the day if you have low saliva volume or dry mouth.

Use fluoride toothpaste.

Fluoride strengthens teeth, so make sure fluoride is listed as an ingredient in your toothpaste.

Ask your dentist if sealants may be helpful in preventing enamel erosion and tooth decay.

Can you rebuild enamel?

Once tooth enamel is damaged, it cannot be brought back. However, weakened enamel can be restored to some degree by improving its mineral content. This is especially effective in cases of dental erosion, since tooth surfaces might be weakened without being cracked or chipped.

What happens if enamel is gone?

What happens if my enamel is gone? Because the enamel protects the inner part of the tooth, without it, teeth would deteriorate and decay very quickly, resulting in oral pain, tooth loss, infection, and likely gum disease.

How do you know if your enamel is damaged?

Tooth enamel loss is not always obvious, but some possible signs of damage to the tooth enamel include:

  • Shape and Color: If your teeth look yellow or especially shiny, you may be experiencing tooth enamel loss.
  • Sensitivity: Increased sensitivity to hot, cold, or sweet foods may be an early sign of tooth enamel loss.

How is enamel erosion treated?

Enamel Erosion Treatment and Repair

If you drink carbonated drinks or fruit juice, use a straw to minimize the drink’s contact with your teeth or drink them with meals. Chewing sugar-free gum helps by encouraging your mouth to produce more saliva to help the teeth recover from exposure to excess acid.