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Enamel is the outermost layer of your teeth, and plays a major role in your oral health. Without good enamel health, your teeth – and the rest of your mouth – suffer.

Despite its importance, very few people know what enamel is or the specifics of the role it plays in your oral health. So our team here at Dr. Stephen A. Maniaci put this together to explain just that.

What is it?

Enamel is the hardest substance found in the human body, and it forms the outermost layer of your teeth. It’s responsible for protecting your teeth from cracks, chips, and most importantly, protecting the pulp (the living bundle of nerves and blood vessels inside each tooth).

Why does it matter?

Without enamel, your teeth would wear away fairly quickly. It keeps your teeth in good working order, keeps them healthy, and enables them to last as long as possible. It also prevents against tooth decay and cavities.

Should I worry about mine?

If you practice regular, good oral health habits, then your enamel is likely in great shape.

Using fluoride supplements is one of the most effective ways to ensure that your enamel is healthy, but Dr. Stephen A. Maniaci may have other suggestions as well. Call us today at 610-678-5858 to schedule an appointment and see what you can do to improve your enamel health.