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Want a beautiful smile? Protect yourself!
They say you can tell a lot about a
person from their smile. From braces
to whitening treatments, regular
dental visits and good brushing habits,
Americans do a lot to make sure
their teeth look great when they flash
However, one of the most important
parts of a great smile, and indeed
an essential part of healthy teeth,
often gets overlooked: your enamel.
The enamel is the hard, protective
coating that covers your teeth and
is the first and most important line
of defense against tooth decay. Even
though maintaining a strong, healthy
layer of enamel is essential to preserving
your smile, it often isn’t the focus
of someone’s oral care routine.
“I like to share valuable information
like enamel erosion with my patients
and friends because most people
don’t understand it or know how to
prevent it and, most importantly, that
once enamel is gone, you can never
get it back,” says Ann Ross, RDH.
“Because of this, prevention, through
avoiding certain foods and practicing
good oral hygiene, is essential.”
To preserve your enamel and prevent
further erosion, dental professionals
recommend a proactive and
The first step is to take proactive
measures. This includes proper
brushing and using the right toothpaste.
In October of this year, the American
Dental Association (ADA) Council
on Scientific Affairs announced that
Crest Pro-Health Advanced, Deep
Clean Mint toothpaste earned the
first ADA Seal of Acceptance in the
enamel erosion category, based on
the finding that the product is safe
and has shown efficacy in helping
to prevent or reduce enamel erosion
from dietary acids, when used
A good defense
You may be causing enamel erosion
without knowing it. On a daily basis,
people ingest acidic drinks and foods
that are especially harmful to teeth.
The biggest culprits are:
Lemon (including lemonade)Cola
drinksSport drinksOrange juiceEnergy
drinksIf you drink these daily,
make sure you are taking steps to
protect your enamel, like using the
right toothpaste, and drinking plenty
Ross adds, “If you want to maintain
a healthy, beautiful smile, make sure
you protect your enamel by brushing
twice a day with toothpaste that has
been scientifically shown to prevent
the erosion of enamel, like Crest Pro-
Health Advanced, Deep Clean Mint.”
For more information, visit www.
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