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Dental enamel


Hard, but not invincible


Dental enamel
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Most people think of skeletal bone as being the hardest substance in the body. But, actually, tooth enamel tops skeletal bone for hardness.

Tooth enamel is a thin layer of calcified material that covers the surface of each tooth's visible portion (crown). Even with good dental hygiene throughout your life, the enamel protecting your teeth may face some serious tooth decay challenges as you grow older. Knowing what to look out for and what you can do to promote an enamel-friendly setting in your mouth can make a big difference in your oral health.



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