Oral Care

4 Warning Signs of Eroding Enamel

By January 13, 2016No Comments

tooth enamel


Your tooth enamel is the hardest substance in your body.

If you take care of it by brushing, flossing, avoiding sugary and acidic foods, you can prevent cavities. But neglect it and you will suffer. Once your enamel is gone, it can’t be replaced.

As your family Dentist in St. George, we recommend you look for early warning signs of weakening enamel before it’s too late.


Hot and Cold foods (and candy) becoming increasingly painful to eat. This is due the lack of enamel protecting the nerve endings in your dentin.


Your teeth continue to get more and more yellow and enamel wears away and exposes the yellow dentin underneath.

Cracks and Chips

You notice the once sharp edges of your teeth have become rough and jagged. At this stage, you need reach out immediately to receive dental care in St. George.


After prolonged neglect, your teeth wear down and “cup” like indentations form. They look like small potholes on the top of your molars and leave your teeth extremely exposed to potential cavities.