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Each of your teeth includes an outer layer of hard tooth enamel. The mineral density and structural integrity of this material play an important role in helping you break down food into pieces that can be safely swallowed as well as protecting the sensitive core structures of your teeth from pervasive oral bacteria.

Maintaining strong and healthy teeth is important for maintaining a high quality of life. To aid in this effort dentists like Dr. Olivia Park and Dr. Thomas A. Gordon offer a few key insights.

Consistent oral hygiene practices are critical for maintaining strong tooth enamel as well as healthy gums. Failing to brush your teeth every morning and night or forgetting to floss at least once each day can lead to any number of dental health problems. This includes cavities, gum disease and chronic problems with tooth sensitivity.

There are also several things you can do to reduce your risk of suffering from chipped tooth enamel and dental fractures.

Curtailing negative oral habits like nervously nibbling on pencils, pens, and other foreign objects will certainly help prevent chipped teeth. This can also extend to improvising your teeth as tools.

Patients who grind their teeth at night on a frequent basis can result in chips on multiple teeth. In many of these cases the problem can be prevented or minimized by sleeping with a dental guard in your mouth.

If you live in the Shafter, California, area and you are concerned about the strength of your teeth, you should call 661-746-6989 to have it examined and treated at Adept Dental Shafter.