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What is tooth enamel erosion?

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Tooth enamel is the strongest substance in your body. It’s a semiclear, hard outer layer that protects your teeth from daily wear and tear. It keeps you from feeling temperature extremes from the hot and cold things you eat and drink. It also fends off acids and chemicals that can damage your teeth.

When this shell erodes, your teeth are more likely to get cavities and decay.

From: Tooth Enamel Erosion WebMD Medical Reference

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American Dental Association: ''Are Your Teeth Sensitive?''

Academy of General Dentistry: ''Erosion Control: the Effects of Tooth Erosion.''

Academy of General Dentistry: ''Acid Attack!''

Reviewed by Alfred D. Wyatt Jr. on November 15, 2018

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American Dental Association: ''Are Your Teeth Sensitive?''

Academy of General Dentistry: ''Erosion Control: the Effects of Tooth Erosion.''

Academy of General Dentistry: ''Acid Attack!''

Reviewed by Alfred D. Wyatt Jr. on November 15, 2018

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