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It is important to know how we can care for and protect dental enamel, as it is the outermost layer of the teeth.

Tooth enamel is composed of 96% minerals such as hydroxyapatite, 3% water and 1% organic matter, and its translucent colour allows you to see the colour of the dentine, which is underneath.

The enamel is the hardest part of the tooth and also of the human body, since its main function is to strengthen teeth for chewing, but it is precisely its hardness that makes it sensitive to shocks.

Its enemies are the acidic liquids secreted by the microorganisms of bacterial plaque when they digest the remains of food left in the mouth after eating, which cause tooth decay.

Taking care of your tooth enamel through your diet

Diets rich in simple carbohydrates such as sugars or refined flours promote tooth decay.

It is also important not to consume too much of acidic foods, such as wine, vinegar or pickles, but also carbonated drinks and fruit juices, even if they are natural.

On the other hand, diets that are too bland make it easier for plaque to build up. Eating more raw fruits and vegetables helps keep teeth surfaces cleaner. In addition, green leafy vegetables, apples and carrots are great allies of your tooth enamel.

Apart from diet, some habits such as smoking or nail biting are also very harmful to tooth enamel.

Caring for tooth enamel through oral hygiene

Bacterial plaque builds up on teeth after eating and, if it is not removed with a good daily oral hygiene routine, it will begin to harden and turn into tartar. In turn, the tartar will damage the enamel and create holes called cavities, the great enemy of tooth enamel.

Therefore, to fight tooth decay and protect tooth enamel it is essential to follow a thorough oral care routine, which should include brushing with a fluoride toothpaste for at least two minutes twice a day and rinsing with a good mouthwash. Also, how long has it been since you’ve been to the dentist for a check-up and cleaning to remove plaque and tartar?

And remember, if you want to take care of your teeth in a natural way, Lacer Natur® offers a range of products that protect your mouth and the environment: discover our toothpaste, mouthwash and bamboo toothbrush.

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